TEDx Orange Coast

Employment Trending to Zero?

Dave Kinnear 2-Jobs & Tech

Recently I attended TEDx Orange Coast. As always, this was an exciting and challenging conference with many “ideas worth spreading.” [Links to the talks won’t be available for a while, so I’ll update this post when they are.] For example, Nanea Reeves presented a view of why women may be struggling to gain their fair share of c-suite positions – …

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Book Review: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

Daniel Kahneman’s book Thinking, Fast and Slow required me to be slow and deliberate in my reading. I stopped frequently to mull over what Kahneman had to say and it was worth every bit of energy I expended. Kahneman starts with this “wish:” “So this is my aim for watercooler conversations: improve the ability to identify and understand errors of judgment …

Human Brain

The Science of Leadership

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

Sooner or later we will see a neuroscience-based profile of leadership. I don’t mean a list of words that are “attributes,” or someone’s list of “Top 10 Habits of Highly Successful Leaders.” What I’m envisioning is a neural map showing synaptic connections and particularly active parts of the leader’s brain. There will be detailed explanations of the connectivity, how one …

Super Moon

Goals are Inherent in Leadership

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, 3-LI

I had a scintillating conversation with a colleague a couple of weeks ago. We were at a restaurant sharing a meal with another professional coach. The conversation turned on a comment by my colleague (I’ll call him Paul) that he was “disappointed” in a highly regarded book we had read on leadership. Disappointed because the author spent no time defining …