Communication is a critical skill.


Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership, 3-LI, Blog

Transcript: Hello! Today, we’re diving deep into a vital topic, communication. More specifically, we’ll be discussing how to strike the right balance in communicating your vision and values and how to gauge the effectiveness of your communication. I am Dave Kinnear, Board Certified Coach, and Certified Veteran Development Coach. Welcome back to our Leadership Insight Podcast, the show about developing …


Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership, Blog

The “Be, Do, Have” framework is a powerful concept in personal development and success that can also be applied to leadership and people development. By emphasizing the importance of becoming the right kind of leader, taking the necessary actions, and ultimately achieving the desired outcomes, this approach can help foster more effective and engaged leaders who drive their teams toward …

Five Frogs

A Tale of Five Frogs

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership, 3-LI, Blog

Today, I want to talk about something that’s been on my mind for a while. In the mid-1100s, the French Abbot Bernard of Clairvaux first coined the saying, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” Well, let me tell you, that saying has rung true in my life more times than I care to admit. But enough about …

Meaningful Conversations

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership, 3-LI, Blog

AmyK Hutchens is all about personal & professional growth – one conversation at a time. She is an award-winning international speaker, the Amazon #1 bestselling author of GET IT: Five Steps to the Sex, Salary, and Success You Want, and The Secrets Leaders Keep. AmyK is also the founder of the global community As if that’s not enough, she …

Mentor and Coach


Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

A New Word: Back in 2005, during a leadership training class, I heard a new word, “Carefrontational.” I thought, “Wow! What a great word.” Very little further explanation was given. The instructor just used the word and knew we’d understand what was meant. I’m sure it is also apparent to you as well. Just in case, what we mean is …

Continuous Learning

Competitive Advantage?

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

Sustainable Advantage: I don’t know how we can claim we have a sustainable competitive advantage unless, that is, that we believe that advantage to be our ability to learn faster than the competition. Technology is moving much too fast for us to think that some sort of product or service is really our competitive advantage. But continuous learning, a willingness …

Doubt and Learning

Doubt and Learning

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

Embrace Doubt: Often, I will start out with a new client, project or endeavor with a considerable amount of conscious doubt. What makes me think I can do this? What makes me think I will be the best coach for this person? When will they find out I’m really an impostor? Frankly I can’t think of a time when I …

People First

People Always

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

Mission First: But people always. Here’s my takeaway from the mantra: “Mission first, people ALWAYS.” It is true that we are always dealing with people. Ourselves, our leadership team, our employees, our customers and our vendors — all are people. At least for now! I’ve long said that we need to put our employees first. I know from experience that …