The Unexamined

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

Curiosity: In a previous post, I wrote about curiosity and its importance to leadership. I find that many of our organizational policies, procedures, and cultural norms go unexamined. I want to expand on the topic of curiosity a bit more. What drives me to do so is ruminating on my experience with classes I facilitate for veterans around the topic …

It Matters What We Believe - Sophia Lyon Fahs

It Matters What YOU Believe

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership, 3-LI

In The Beginning I have the privilege of working with a couple of business incubators and several start-up company founders. The founders are sometimes surprised when I suggest that they must pay attention to leadership now, not later. They are even more surprised and usually totally unprepared to talk about their fundamental organizing principles. It “all” starts with fundamental organizing principles (FOPs). …

Reinforcing feedback in our FOP model

Fundamentals and Great Leadership – Part II

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

In a previous post, I laid out the basic model for understanding the deep underlying knowledge that drives our lives which I’ve called our “Fundamental Organizing Principles.” These FOPs form the foundation for not only what we hold to be true, but also how we see the world around us and interpret what we think we see. Recent work in …

Fundamental Organizing Principles

Fundamentals and great leadership – Part I

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

One of the (many) attributes ascribed to great leaders is that they know who they are. They are sure of who they are being and it is very likely they have thought deeply about why they are so. Without that self-knowledge and confidence they would not be as effective in their leadership. They would be at the mercy of circumstances. …