Reluctance to change.

What If?

Dave Kinnear1-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 Kinnear1-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. …

A StringTrio

Leadership and Strings

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership, 3-LI

One evening this past weekend, my wife and I had the pleasure of attending a musical dinner. It was amazing. The food was wonderful, the wine plentiful and the music personal. I say “personal” because we were right there in the same room with the musicians, or in our case, on the balcony above. The musicians interacted with us. Each spoke …

Purchasing Power

Blaming others.

Dave Kinnear1-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 …