The Heart of Change

Book Review: The Heart of Change by John P. Kotter

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

In this book Kotter explains how people change less because they are given analysis and facts about why change is needed and more because we show them a truth that influences their feelings. This concept is not adopted by all those writing on change management. Yet it is a concept that does fit with my experience. Unless the facts, figures, …

Intellectual Capital

Book Review: Intellectual Capital by Thomas Stewart

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

Intellectual Capital by Thomas A. Stewart. It is popular wisdom that Information is the capital of this new era. But what does that mean to the management of people? How does the rise of the Knowledge Worker change our company cultures? What challenges does this age of Intellectual Capital mean for our clients. This book, long on my “to read …

Hesselbein on Leadership

Book Review: Hesselbein on Leadership by Frances Hesselbein

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

It seems that from time to time, I come across a book that is mentioned to me several times, making it impossible NOT to get it and read it. Such is the case with Hesselbein on Leadership. From the dust jacket: “Frances Hesselbein, once a volunteer troop leader, became CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA, mobilizing around a …


Book Review: Execution by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

Execution is recommended by my CEO Roundtable, so we’re in to it now! According to the dust jacket: “Larry Bossidy is one of the world’s most acclaimed CEOs, a man with few peers who has a track record for delivering results. Ram Charan is a legendary advisor to senior executives and boards of directors, a man with unparalleled insight into …

The Tipping Point

Book Review: The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime …

Free Agent Nation

Book Review: Free Agent Nation by Daniel Pink

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

This book is all about how America’s new independent workers are transforming the way we live and the economy in which we work. This book was recommended by a new friend and mentor and it has been timely indeed. The work that Daniel Pink has done to document the new business model sweeping America will undoubtedly have detractors and naysayers. …