What the Dog Saw

Book Review: What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

Gladwell has once again hit a home run. This book is a compendium of articles, some written for the New Yorker Magazine, available on Gladwell’s web site, and I believe it will be another bestselling book. Gladwell’s unique way of viewing and interpreting data reveals truths about our society which tend to “blow away” the myths we tell ourselves. He …

The Power Presenter

Book Review: The Power Presenter by Jerry Weissman

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

I have been speaking in public to large and small audiences for many years now. And I’ve been fortunate to have employers who, recognizing the importance of polished speaking and presenting skills, have invested in many of their key executives. Once I founded my own company, I spent several years with the National Speaker’s Association. Despite all that experience and …

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

Book Review: Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway by Susan Jeffers

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

In observing colleagues, friends and family, I have come to the conclusion that the most “efficient” explanation for my own and their reaction to life’s challenges is that there is a fundamental fear to which we are responding. Speaking for myself, I find that identifying that fear is exceedingly difficult, and as Jeffers points out in her long selling book, …

Book Review: Marshall Goldsmith Professional Success System

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

The world of executive coaching has changed a great deal since my early years in the corporate world. Today, companies turn to an executive coach as a way to invest in the future of a promising executive. Individuals hire executive coaches to help prepare themselves for leadership positions in their chosen profession or to further improve an already promising and …

Chasing Daylight

Book Review: Chasing Daylight by Eugene O’Kelly

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

I picked up this small book with trepidation since the sub-title is “How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life.” It’s not that I fear death or want to ignore the inevitable; it is that I did not want this to be a book that trivialized the ultimate rite of passage with platitudes and superstition. I need not have worried – …