Meeting of the minds.

Language is Never Quite Right

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

Words: What do you hear when I speak? I’m trying to paint a word picture of what I see in my mind so that you see “the same picture” in your mind. I share those words with you. We speak the same language. Let’s agree that the language, whatever it is, is native to both of us. But I have …

Millennials want experiences.

Worth

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

Worth at Work: I hear a lot of discussion among the Generation X and Baby Boomer business leaders about how to handle those “pesky” Millennials. I’m not quite sure why this is such a mystery to people. “Is my work worthy of my sense of purpose, or is it really just a means to an end, a step on my personal …

The Veil Nebula

Existentialism and Leadership

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

Existentialism: Oh boy! The “real” philosophers will get me for this. What the heck is existentialism? What does it have to do with leadership? First, a confession. I didn’t realize that I am an existentialist until my copy of Philosophy Now downloaded to my Kindle app. Guess what? It fits well. Yikes! So here goes. A very sketchy definition of …

Meaningful Conversations

Conversation and Meaning

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

A circuitous route has brought me to this blog post topic. Here’s the short version. As often happens, my wife made a statement directed to me; she gave me information. I heard and acknowledged that I had heard her. Then what she desired and expected did not happen (interpret that as doghouse time for me.) Next situation: I recently spoke …