Communication is a critical skill.


Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership, 3-LI, Blog

Transcript: Hello! Today, we’re diving deep into a vital topic, communication. More specifically, we’ll be discussing how to strike the right balance in communicating your vision and values and how to gauge the effectiveness of your communication. I am Dave Kinnear, Board Certified Coach, and Certified Veteran Development Coach. Welcome back to our Leadership Insight Podcast, the show about developing …

Meaningful Conversations

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership, 3-LI, Blog

AmyK Hutchens is all about personal & professional growth – one conversation at a time. She is an award-winning international speaker, the Amazon #1 bestselling author of GET IT: Five Steps to the Sex, Salary, and Success You Want, and The Secrets Leaders Keep. AmyK is also the founder of the global community As if that’s not enough, she …

Shorts, Axles, Rodes, and Ho!

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

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 …

Meeting of the minds.

Language is Never Quite Right

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

Words: What do you hear when I speak? I’m trying to paint a word picture of what I see in my mind so that you see “the same picture” in your mind. I share those words with you. We speak the same language. Let’s agree that the language, whatever it is, is native to both of us. But I have …

A standard doorknob.

Dumb as a Doorknob

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

Not so fast! I’ve heard that saying almost all my life. So-and-so “is as dumb as a doorknob.” But, did you ever stop to think about doorknobs? They aren’t so dumb really. They are sometimes wrong, but they do convey a message. Take this rather standard doorknob, pictured above, on our front door. When I am inside our home and …

Optical Filters and Lens


Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

Optical Filters The optical filters with which I am most familiar are those that photographers use to enhance their images and videos. These particular filters screw into or clip onto the camera lens. I’m not going to bore you with examples of how the filters are used. Suffice it to say that filters modify the images recorded. Sometimes they are …

Living stated values

Preach and Practice

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

Quotation Well, I’ve heard it stated many different ways. What I grew up with was the quote, “Practice what you preach.” Then, I’ve been given to believe that Charles Murray states it as, “Do not preach what you do not practice.” The same message though. Leaders must be authentic, do as they request others to do, and live their values. …