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Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

Post Mortem What went right on that last project? What went wrong? Did we live up to our Vision and Values? Given that we were successful, what can we do to improve? Given that we missed the mark, what can we do not to miss the goal next time? And what about our “everyday” business processes? Where can we improve …

Failure by Robby Slaughter

Book Review: Failure; The Secret to Success by Robby Slaughter

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

The topic of failing as a path to success is not new. It is almost cliche these days that we “need to fail forward faster.” And Robby Slaughter has done a fine job of building a compendium of both famous and not so well known examples of how failure and persistence has led to success in the end. He rightfully …


Leaders Fail – Every Day

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership, 3-LI

How do I fail thee? Let me count the ways. The number seems infinite. The possibilities for failure seem infinite. Good leaders fail, many times, every day. That’s not what makes them good leaders; it is what makes them human. They are good, maybe even great leaders despite their failures. I miss important signals about what you’re feeling because I’m …

Spider - What are you afraid of?

Failure is an option . . . Fear is not.

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

By now, we’ve all been told “a million times” that things have changed, will not be going back to the way they were and that our organizations must change. I’ve noticed that many colleagues are in fact changing, trying new things, experimenting and, yes, failing. Many others are not making significant changes. They are afraid. What they are afraid of …