Team Planning

No Plan Survives The First Contact

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

Planning: I’m told that Benjamin Franklin said, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” Planning is critical in order to move an organization toward achievement of the vision. In the same way that a map is not the territory, a business plan is not the way the market is or will be at the time of execution. It is our …

Super Moon

Goals are Inherent in Leadership

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership, 3-LI

I had a scintillating conversation with a colleague a couple of weeks ago. We were at a restaurant sharing a meal with another professional coach. The conversation turned on a comment by my colleague (I’ll call him Paul) that he was “disappointed” in a highly regarded book we had read on leadership. Disappointed because the author spent no time defining …

Traction by Gino Wickman

Book Review: Traction by Gino Wickman

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

Gino Wickman has written a very clear, practical and implementable how to book for getting a grip on your business. He introduces his EOS or Entrepreneurial Operating System to us early on then methodically goes through the meaning and implementation of the system. There are six major components to his EOS: VISION Successful business owners not only have compelling visions …


Book Review: Execution by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

Execution is recommended by my CEO Roundtable, so we’re in to it now! According to the dust jacket: “Larry Bossidy is one of the world’s most acclaimed CEOs, a man with few peers who has a track record for delivering results. Ram Charan is a legendary advisor to senior executives and boards of directors, a man with unparalleled insight into …