Reluctance to change.

What If?

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

There has been much talk about the efficacy of advertising. It seems folks are especially questioning the “old line” stuff like direct mail, telemarketing, and print advertising. I’ve been thinking about this a lot over the past several years. So I’ve developed a bit of a bias. I believe that advertising is in a fairly steep decline in efficacy. So …

Balancing Corp. Vs Gov. Needs

Misleading Analogies

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

Comparisons: Well-made analogies can be quite useful, informative, and enlightening. Or, they can be ill-formed and carried too far. Here’s a definition: a·nal·o·gy: a comparison between two things, typically based on their structure and for explanation or clarification. That seems straightforward enough. I like analogies and use them often. But some common analogies I find to be less than useful. …

Purchasing Power

Blaming others.

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

A colleague was complaining that “Obama is bashing business” and it wasn’t fair. He plans on punishing those who don’t support business by “voting the %^$*#&’s out of office.” I don’t see it that way. What I see is that business owners and C-suite folks need to think about this a bit more. Here’s why. Successful politicians are successful because they …