Ubuntu

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, 4-ExtPost

The Power of Connection: The Nguni Bantu term “ubuntu” is often translated as “I am because we are.” Ubuntu is a philosophy that includes the essential human virtues; compassion and humanity. Recently, the Business Roundtable declared that they are changing their businesses’ focus from the old Milton Friedman view to one that states all stakeholders are essential, not just profits …

Building Collapsed

Empathy? Compassion?

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

A Story: Here’s a story I find interesting. In a small rural town, there was an old factory building housing many workers. One day, the building simply collapsed trapping many people.  Soon a large crowd of town folk gathered. The people were overcome by the plight of their fellow citizens and were weeping and wailing. They could feel the panic of …

Angry Tennis Match

Parallel Universes and Leadership

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

Three Parallel Universes: I’m speaking of Organizations (including businesses), Personal Lives, and the Public Square. There seem to be many parallels in those three universes. Of course, this should not be surprising since each comprises individuals from the subspecies Homo sapiens sapiens. Public Square Now, I have no intention of turning this into a political post, so let me get …