What's Your Legacy?

Winning Right

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

Competing was always around in my childhood. My father, for example, rarely played golf without there being some contest conjured up. I was also taught that how you play the game counts. In other words, play to win but play fair, respect the opponents and teammates, and no temper tantrums. He treated all people with respect. If they didn’t deserve …

Design Integrity and Function

Learning to See Complexity

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership, 3-LI

Look and See: (This is the first of a four-part series on complexity.) A habit I’m trying to develop comes from my new hobby—digital photography. That habit is to try and “see” opportunities for an interesting picture. Along with that comes the companion habit of not only looking ahead or to the side, but to turn around and look behind …

Broken promises

Words As Bond

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

Culture: An organization’s culture can be simply stated as “The way things get done around here.” Notice that isn’t a list of values found on walls, coffee mugs, T-shirts, or ball caps. It’s what actually happens in our organizations, and how it happens that matter. That is how stakeholders see us. Not as some empty words or unfulfilled promises. Words Matter …


Leadership: Integrity

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

In just about every list of leadership attributes we find the word Integrity. So what is integrity? According to Merriam Webster: 1: firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values : incorruptibility 2:  an unimpaired condition : soundness 3 : the quality or state of being complete or undivided : completeness For those in a leadership position, it …