Scaling Your Business

Book Review: SYSTEMology

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, 4-ExtPost, Book Reviews

When David Jenyns contacted me and asked if I would read and review his book, I was knee-deep in books to read already. Another author referred me to him, so I agreed to review his book, but I couldn’t promise when. With that understanding, I purchased his book and put it in the stack.

I did get to reading SYSTEMology, and I am pleased that I did. To begin with, I am a system and process kind of guy. I believe in documenting what we are doing and working to improve it over time. I use checklists and process outlines in my work every day.

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Work from home challenges.

Managing Morale

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, 4-ExtPost

In a recent podcast, Mike Robbins spoke of the need for leaders to think about employee morale. I think of morale as being another word for culture. Changing culture is one of the most challenging change-management tasks a leader has to tackle. Seemingly overnight, perhaps literally overnight, leaders have had to move workers to remote working cultures.

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On the right track.

Risk — Putting Your Head on the Block

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

Business Is A Risk We have lots of sayings about this topic, such as: “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” And “Fail forward faster.” Or “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” One of my favorites is “A ship may be safe at the shore – but that is NOT what we built it for.” How about, “If you …

Winning in Fast Time

Book Review: Winning in Fast Time by John Warden and Leland Russell

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

I had the pleasure of meeting Leland Russell and discussing his theory of change management in person. This insightful book is compelling reading for those who are interested in or engaged in change management in their own lives or their organizational lives. The authors use the first Gulf War as both a model and a metaphor in explaining their concept …