Shoot yourself in the foot.

To Sell Is Unethical

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, 3-LI

Well, I suspect that the title got some emotional responses. I am sure to see many emails from my friends in sales. So I might as well get started. Sell: to deliver or give  up in violation of duty, trust, or loyalty and especially for personal gain Betray – often used with out <sell out their country> (a) to give …

It Matters What We Believe - Sophia Lyon Fahs

It Matters What YOU Believe

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, 3-LI

In The Beginning I have the privilege of working with a couple of business incubators and several start-up company founders. The founders are sometimes surprised when I suggest that they must pay attention to leadership now, not later. They are even more surprised and usually totally unprepared to talk about their fundamental organizing principles. It “all” starts with fundamental organizing principles (FOPs). …

A Foolish Consistency

Standing on Principles or Just Plain Stubborn?

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

The recent news around the measles epidemic and the controversy over vaccinations made me start thinking about the principles involved. I guess there are many principles, but perhaps the two that matter are (a) individual freedom and (b) providing for the common good. And of course, as I am wont to do, I then thought about how this applies to leadership. …

The Believing Brain

Book Review: The Believing Brain by Michael Shermer

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

We cannot separate human behavior from human biology. That much seems clear even to the lay person. Michael Shermer manages to shed even more light on that view of how things come to be accepted by individuals as “truth.” The brain, as Shermer demonstrates, “is a belief engine. From sensory data flowing in through the senses the brain naturally begins …