Setting a Clear, Compelling Vision

The Vision Thing

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, 4-ExtPost

Inspiration: The voters believed that President George H.W. Bush had the experience, judgment, integrity, and a steady hand for his office. He knew “how” to get things done. However, he struggled with, in his words, “the vision thing.” Every leader knows that to inspire people to follow them, they need a compelling vision. Simon Sinek called it the “why.” Nietzsche …

Build Community

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, 4-ExtPost

Clarity of Values and Vision: A community is a group of animals living in the same place or having particular characteristics in common. In the case of human beings, we create communities inside our organizations as well as in our living spaces. When we speak of building community, we generally mean the specific action of purposefully bringing people together around …

What's Your Legacy?

Winning Right

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, 4-ExtPost

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 …

Helping Each Other

Good Things Are Happening

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, 4-ExtPost

The Work Goes On: Like many of you, I serve in a not-for-profit organization. In a recent meeting, we went over how there is a negative impact on revenue from grants, events, and donations due to the pandemic. Many not-for-profit organizations are struggling. Yet, the group quickly changed to a discussion of how to continue delivering the services over video …

What is NOT Changing?

What is NOT Changing?

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, 4-ExtPost

A Different Question: During the last five or six months, groups I meet with have been discussing what is changing due to the pandemic. Yesterday, in one of those groups, I mentioned that I thought it was time to start considering other things than just the epidemic and all the change. One of our members suggested we talk about what …

Statements and Facts

Statements and Facts

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, 4-ExtPost

There Should Be No Gap: During a recent discussion on our economy, a friend said to me, “In fact, we are not manufacturing much in the U.S.” He wasn’t referring to the pandemic slowdown or the 2009 recession. He was trying to make the case that the U.S. has shipped manufacturing offshore, and we don’t make many products here now. …