Shorts, Axles, Rodes, and Ho!

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, 4-ExtPost

Mixed Metaphor? The other day, I was getting a bit excited about a situation that was frustrating to me. A friend said, “Don’t get your shorts wrapped around the axle over this.” I have heard the phrase “getting wrapped around the axle’ many times before. In context, it meant getting frustrated to the point of being stopped. Moreover, I had …

I’m Of Two Minds

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, 4-ExtPost

Bicameral: The latest neuroscience is refining our concepts of left-brain and right-brain functionality. Not very long ago, scientists thought that the right-brain did predominantly creative kinds of thinking. The left-brain, it was thought, did the logical thinking. Today, the understanding is that things are much more integrated, and the two halves of our brain are both creative and logical. The …

Helpful?

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, 4-ExtPost

Perception: Recently, a young person who I’m mentoring got onto a tirade about his boss micromanaging him. After he calmed down a bit, I asked him to give me some details. (For confidentiality reasons, I will obscure the real information, but the “story” is otherwise true.) It seems that his boss would frequently delegate a task to this young man …