Solution Finder

Solution Finder

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

Problem Solver: Bill Taylor, founding editor of FastCompany Magazine, had this to say at a conference I attended, “Don’t be a problem solver. Be a solution finder.” As he put context around that statement, I began to understand what he meant. If, as leaders, we allow our people to simply solve a problem, we may miss an opportunity for continuous …

Gen Y Now - The Millennials

A Younger Corner Office?

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

Corner Office Is there a corner office? Who’s in it? Someone with gray hair and lots of leadership miles or a young person in a hoodie and ripped genes (and ripped abs!)? I’m finding, much to my delight, that the chief executives, company founders, and c-suite leaders I work with are increasingly of the Millennial (or so-called “Y”) generation. I …

Paul Tudor Jones II: Why we Need to Rethink Capitalism

David Salahi2-Jobs & Tech

In his TED Talk Paul Tudor Jones II said: “… we as a society have come to view our companies and corporations in a very narrow, almost monomaniacal fashion with regard to how we value them, and we have put so much emphasis on profits, on short-term quarterly earnings and share prices, at the exclusion of all else. It’s like …

Human Brain

I Wonder What Ray Kurzweil is Thinking Now . . .

Dave Kinnear2-Jobs & Tech

So, here we go. I was listening to one of my podcasts yesterday and the breathless announcer was peppering his guest with questions about the President’s directive to begin mapping the human brain. We don’t even know what that means, really, at this point, but we need to get started. And I couldn’t help wonder why the show’s host was so shocked …

US-GDP

Spreading FUD . . .

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

There is a lot of “discussion” about the idea that our business leaders are hesitant to move their businesses forward because of so much uncertainty in the economy. Pundits are writing blogs, spinning articles in opinion pages and yakking about it on the news shows and podcasts. To hear them tell it, because of the specter of the so called …