A System of Activities

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership, 4-ExtPost, Blog

Business Model Canvas:
When I searched for “Business Model Canvas,” Google returned about 120 million links. A quick perusal of the results shows that there are many different kinds of business models and ways of outlining those models. One block in common in these different canvasses is the “Key Activities” block. Most of the other blocks are support or enablers of those activities.

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Crazy people have stature in innovation.

Crazy People

Dave Kinnear2-Jobs & Tech

Stature: A good friend and colleague asked me if I would be willing to guest lecture at his local university fully employed MBA class. The topic of the talk was to be leadership. I agreed, and we set the date. I signed into the virtual meeting early to make sure we had the technology issues under control. While we were …

A Differentiation Strategy

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

Choice: In today’s world, being found and having a distinct differentiation from the other competitors being found is critical. Unlike in previous years, today’s consumers are usually well educated on our product or service before they call us. They no longer rely on salespeople to bring them information. In fact, many purchasers, even for highly technical products, prefer to educate …

Production Leadership

Production Leadership

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

Maxwell: Back in 2000, John Maxwell authored a book entitled Developing the Leader Within You. In that book, he posited that there are five levels of leadership. He named those levels Position, Permission, Production, People Development, and Pinnacle. In this post, I discuss the third of the five and we will explore the rest over the next several posts. Production …

Create the future.

What About Tomorrow?

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

Will You be Disrupted? In the business world, we readily accept the concept that if you aren’t growing, you’re dying. Meaning, you cannot rest on your laurels for any significant length of time. So what about the future? Will you wait to be disrupted? Will you disrupt yourself? Will you be the disruptor to competitors? Garry Ridge, CEO of WD40, …

Drucker Day 2015

Good Process AND Creativity

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

Drucker Day: I enjoyed the good fortune of having the time to drive up to Claremont, California, to attend the 2015 Drucker Day at the Drucker School of Management hosted by the Claremont Graduate University (CGU). The theme this year was The Creative Organization — Preparing and Managing Top Talent. It was a day well spent. As you might expect, given …

Leadership Innovation

Leadership: Innovation

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty tired of hearing about innovation. How to do it? Who does it? Why do it? There are “tons” of books available on the subject and untold nano-grams of digits in cyber space devoted to it (do 1’s and 0’s weigh anything?) Having said that, I don’t want to belabor this topic. Innovation …