Thank You

Thanks

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

Managing Culture We know we want to build a culture where our employees feel safe (personally), have autonomy, gain mastery and have pretty much the same values as their colleagues and leadership. A lot goes into building and actively managing such a culture. One simple thing is — thanks. The open and often public acknowledgement of a well made decision, …

Balancing Corp. Vs Gov. Needs

Misleading Analogies

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

Comparisons Well-made analogies can be quite useful, informative and enlightening. Or, they can be ill formed and/or carried too far. Here’s a definition: a·nal·o·gy: a comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanation or clarification. Seems straight forward enough. I like analogies and use them often. But some common analogies I …

Gen Y Now - The Millennials

A Younger Corner Office?

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

Corner Office Is there a corner office? Who’s in it? Someone with gray hair and lots of leadership miles or a young person in a hoodie and ripped genes (and ripped abs!)? I’m finding, much to my delight, that the chief executives, company founders and c-suite leaders I work with are increasingly of the Millennial (or so called “Y”) generation. …

And Progress Stops

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, 3-LI

Progress Thomas Watson, Jr. once observed that, “Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops.” That rings true to me. I think that’s why vision statements are so important. Visions are larger than missions and while the mission may be “achieved,” the vision is usually pretty far out there, an end to be always working …

Tired of Marketing Calls

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Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

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