Broken promises

Words as Bond

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

An organization’s culture can be simply stated as “The way things get done around here.” Notice that isn’t a list of values found on walls, coffee mugs, T-shirts or ball caps. It’s what actually happens in our organizations, and how it happens that matter. That is how stakeholders see us. Not as some empty words or unfulfilled promises. Words Matter As …

Always moving forward.

Leading Forward

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

I’ve heard it said that if you aren’t moving your organization forward, you’re dying. There is no such thing as standing still. Can’t Go Backwards The reason that you can’t go backwards is simple. You are not the same person. Your organization is not the same organization. The marketplace has moved on. Your customers have also changed and moved on. …

contrary opinions

Contrary Opinions

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

In a safe environment, there is room for contrary opinions. Opposing views are truly heard. In a healthy and thriving organization, contrary views are not only heard, but they are also encouraged. Contrarians are not naysayers or doom-and-gloom people. They simply look at things differently! The Red Card Some organizations insist that there always be a contrary proposal—a devil’s advocate. …

Confident Leader

Leaders and Self-Worth

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

Attitude Self-esteem and self-worth are a matter of attitude about one’s own value to loved ones and the community. If a person also has a strong sense of humility to go along with a strong self-worth, then the stage is set for a very effective leader. Confidence, self-worth and humility combine to make space for a growth minded person (to …

Good Judgement

Good Judgment

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

What is “Judgment?” According to my dictionary, judgment is “the ability to make considered decisions or come to a sensible conclusion.” Of course, there is the other use; being “judgmental”—meaning that we are holding others to our own standards and finding them wanting in some way. When speaking of leadership, I am referring to the first definition. So “good judgment” …