Leaders Are Connected

Connected

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

Leaders Are Expected To Be Connected In today’s world, relationships are the currency of leadership. As leaders, one of the values we add to the organizations we lead is being well connected in the community. More than ever, leaders are expected to build safe and transparent work environments. Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EQ) Especially in the work environment, leaders who are …

Competent Leader

Competence

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

What Do We Expect of Our Leaders? In the “old days,” it was not unusual to expect the leader of an organization to rise through the ranks. Frequently, they had a strong competency in a business discipline—accounting, engineering, project management, sales. Yet, that strength can become a weakness if the leader falls back to the comfort zone of technical competency. …

Servant Leadership

Servant Leadership

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

What is Servant Leadership? I’ve been thinking about the concept of “Servant Leadership.” To me, that term simply means that a leader is there to serve his/her people and teams as a resource. The leader allocates appropriate resources, removes bureaucratic obstacles and actively manages the organization’s culture. What Servant Leadership is Not It is not doing the work of the …

Leaders Inspire

Leaders Involve People

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

People It’s always about people. Whenever I speak to business owners for the first time, the question I can almost always count on is, “My business is different. How can you or a peer group help me if no one is in or knows about my industry?” “The business of business is people. Yesterday, today and forever.”—Herb Kelleher, Southwest Airlines …