The Universe is Indifferent

The Universe is Indifferent

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

Paranoid: Here’s my belief: The Universe is Indifferent. By that I mean it doesn’t care whether I—or my family, or my community, or my country, or even the earth itself—survive or not. It isn’t out to kill me either. It’s just indifferent. So, I’m not paranoid about this. I see cosmic indifference as the way things are. Frankly, I prefer …

Appreciation

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, 4-ExtPost

All Year Long: Several things have converged to make me think a bit more seriously about recognition. First, of course, is that the year-end holidays are upon us. The holidays frequently make me take stock and appreciate my good fortune. Second is a holiday party I attended for one of our clients. A third event was a story that was related …

Stick To Your Guns?

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, 4-ExtPost

Which Guns? There is a misconception on some folks’ part that leaders must take a decision and stick to it. “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!” I don’t think that is always appropriate or useful. I do believe it is true that a leader must show decisiveness. I also think it’s important that a leader not let the team lose …