Jocko Willink, Navy Seal Retired

Danger in the Comfort Zone

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

Pushed Out of the Comfort Zone: Lately, I’ve observed a lot of folks being dragged out of their comfort zones. Some are finding a huge change in our political environment to be unsettling. And some are perplexed over the many issues around perceived changes in our social values. A great deal of discomfort is due to the disruption coming (and …

Diversed People with Leadership Characteristic

Try Leading and Not Managing

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

I’ll be frank, I don’t understand the question that comes up so frequently in my circles — “How do we manage the Millennials?” To me, it seems really straightforward. Somehow, people have confused themselves. You manage projects, you lead people. Try leading Millennials instead of managing them. Managing vs Leading There are several ways of distinguishing between leading and managing. The …

Corning Ribbon Machine

Manufacturing in the U.S.

Dave Kinnear 2-Jobs & Tech

Over the holidays a couple of years ago, I was able to tour the Henry Ford museum. It was fascinating to see all that engineering talent embodied in the decades old machinery on display. I was reminded of this as I browsed through some images on my PC. Can’t Go Back Last week’s post discussed (once again) the issues around …

Manufacturing Employment in U.S.

I Helped Cause the U.S. Job Loss Problem

Dave Kinnear 2-Jobs & Tech

And I’m not feeling at all guilty about it. For more than 3 decades, I spent my professional career in the semiconductor business. I worked for large, state-of-the-art semiconductor manufacturers. Arguably, semiconductor product development, specifically Integrated Circuits (IC), is what has driven the technology advances that have enabled job loss in the manufacturing sector. In fact, technology aided and abetted …