Reluctance to change.

What If?

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

Advertising: There has been a lot of 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 and so I’ve developed a bit of a bias. My belief is that advertising is in a fairly …

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/or carried too far. Here’s a definition: a·nal·o·gy: a comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanation or clarification. Seems straight forward enough. I like analogies and use them often. But some common analogies I …

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 …