Everybody Matters

Book Review: Everybody Matters by Bob Chapman and Raj Sisodia

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

I am grateful that I had Chapman’s book “on the shelf” (in the electronic reader) to read. I had just finished Jeffrey Pfeffer’s book, Leadership BS, and was pretty down based on what I had read. What a delight and contrast, to pick up Chapman’s and Sisodia’s book. It has renewed my faith in human nature. In this well-written book, …

Advisory Board Strategy

Corporate Strategy: A Common “Vision” or Strategy is Essential

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

Recently I read on a leadership blog, that the author felt that an overriding corporate strategy is a “fool’s errand.” Freek Vermeulen reasoned that divisions or business units in larger companies often have widely different goals, products, consumers and even “brands.” Therefore, a one-size-fits-all corporate strategy is impossible to implement and could harm the organization. Well, perhaps we are quibbling over words, …

Turn The Ship Around

Book Review: Turn The Ship Around! A true story of turning followers into leaders—by L. David Marquet

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

(Updated 10/15/2013) For the last couple of years, I have been wracking my brain, trying to remember where I read the story of the submarine commander who managed to convert the “worst ship in the navy” into one of the best ships. I remembered that the information was an interview by the author of the book and that he was …