Professor Ann Lee

Book Review: What The U.S. Can Learn From China by Ann Lee

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews, Opinion

I had the pleasure of seeing Professor Lee at a recent Harvard Business School Alumni presentation where she was the guest speaker. Her discussion left no doubt about her commitment and passion when it comes to bringing the United States and China closer together. She knows both countries quite well and acknowledges the good, the bad, and the ugly in …

Leaders

Danger! Leader On Pedestal

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Leadership, Mentoring, Opinion

Many times, when facilitating discussions around leadership, I will ask participants to “brainstorm” a list of attributes for leaders. The list is always long with great characteristics for all manner of leaders. The chances of finding a person with all or even a significant number of the attributes is nil. Yet, it seems as though we expect our leaders to be …

Digital Media Advertising

Follow the Bouncing Eyeballs

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Marketing, Opinion, Sales

I was swiping through Flipboard on my Nexus 7 (okay, let me interpret for some of you. Flipboard is my news/blog aggregator application, that looks like an electronic magazine, running on an Android powered Nexus 7 tablet computer – a tablet other than the ubiquitous iPad) when an LA Times article caught my eye. The article spoke about how many …

Trust in others

No Trust, Minimal Business Activity . . .

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Opinion

At the time I write this blog post, there is a great deal of “stuff” being thrown into the air, inked into headlines and typed into cyberspace about the so-called sequestration. This man-made “disaster” is, depending on who you listen to, “just what we need to at least begin putting our fiscal house in order”; or it is “an unmitigated …

Going for a run.

The Curmudgeon . . .

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Opinion, Personal

My day didn’t start out to be this way. Being a curmudgeon is definitely not my normal mindset. Actually, the day began with gratitude. Mimi’s Cafe has a location close by my home. I use it, from time to time, to meet folks I’m mentoring since I work out of my home office. It’s a good place to meet except …

The Human Brain

Re-presentation

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Growing Edges, Leadership, Management, Opinion

I continue to study and be amazed by what I find in the neuroscience literature. It causes me to rethink a whole bunch of my own concepts about the world. And it certainly sheds light on some past mysteries while generating a whole bunch of additional new mysteries. Iain McGilchrist, in his 2009 book, The Master and His Emissary, explains how the …

Debit cards shift the risk to the consumer.

I Have Met the Enemy . . .

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Ethical Corporation, Governance, Leadership

Missteps There has been a rash of company “screw ups” these last couple of months. Everything from very public embarrassments of leading companies with respect to privacy issues, failures to acknowledge “do not track” requests to my own personal problem with my long time bank. It seems we forget, every now and then, who we are in business for in …