contrary opinions

Contrary Opinions

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

In a safe environment, there is room for contrary opinions, and we hear those opinions. In a healthy and thriving organization, opposite views are not only heard, but they are also encouraged. Contrarians are not naysayers or doom-and-gloom people. They look at things differently! The Red Card Some organizations insist that there always be a contrary proposal—a devil’s advocate. They …

Take Initiative

Leadership: Initiative

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

Although I’m not particularly fond of it, an often used visual of a “leader” shows her/him out in front of everyone, leading the way. The reason I’m not fond of that visual is that while the leader may be the one taking the initiative, she often isn’t out in front but rather has developed her team with leaders at every …