A Thousand Noes

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

Focused: I am finding it more challenging to stay focused these days. There are numerous interruptions from multiple devices—PC, Laptop, Phone, and text messages on several of those devices. In trying to stay focused on this blog post, for example, I am contending with text messages from my auto repair technician, my wife out shopping, and notices of arriving e-mails …

Korean War Monument

Never Really Ready

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

The Big Stones: I’m told that “No combat-ready unit ever passed inspection.” They know they cannot be “fully ready.” The point here is that there is always room for improvement. So once the “big things” are being done to expectations, we move to the smaller tasks to perfect them. Alternatively, perhaps, we set the bar a bit higher for the …


No “Big” Items

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

The Big Rocks: I often think of the Covey story about putting the big rocks in the beaker first, then the small stones, then the sand and finally the water. See, the problem is, if you do all the little things first, there isn’t enough room in the day for the big important things. On the other hand . . …