Thanksgiving-2014

Born on Third Base

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the United States. I regularly, meaning several times each year, go through a specific exercise to think about those things for which I am grateful. Even those among us who are disadvantaged or going through difficult financial or health issues can be grateful for having been born here or able to immigrate here to the …

Drucker Day 2015

Good Process AND Creativity

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

I had the good fortune of being able to drive up to Claremont California to attend the 2015 Drucker Day at the Drucker School of Management hosted by the Claremont Graduate University (CGU). The theme this year was The Creative Organization — Preparing and Managing Top Talent. It was a day well spent. As you might expect, given the proximity to …

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Authentic Leadership

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

I’m intrigued by a book titled “Leadership BS.” The premise is that much of the “stuff” we read in the leadership industry (and it is a huge industry) is bunk. Why? Because globally, leadership skills are obviously horrible. If they weren’t we’d have wonderful companies, mostly engaged employees, happy constituents and an amazingly advanced technological economy. I agree with the …