Lifelong Learning

Leaders Are Lifelong Learners

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership, 3-LI

I’m just back from the fun city of Nashville, TN. I was there to attend a leadership conference, and boy, was it worth my time. The organizers treated us to great keynote speakers and many engaging breakout sessions. I am all about continuous learning, so this annual conference fits my bill. It was three days of learning from experts as …

Leaders give us a new view.

What Do Leaders Really Do?

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

Change: What do leaders really do? I don’t think the old definitions work any more. As I was learning the leadership ropes, the saying was, “Leaders make sure we’re doing the right thing and managers make sure we’re doing it right.” There is still a bit of truth in that statement. And, both jobs have transformed and evolved as technology …

Ears are in my way!

Her Ears Are In My Way

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

Behavior: One of my leadership mentors, author David Marquet, makes it clear that in his experience, if you want to effectively change people’s behavior, you have to change the environment. I learned that lesson again recently when my assistant, pictured here, exhibited unwanted behavior. It was my own fault. I came home from a photo shoot and put my camera …

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 …