Unpersuadable

Leadership and the Unpersuadable.

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

Anyone who has been on the leadership end of a large change initiative knows that there are some folks who appear to simply be “unpersuadable.” They are the “NO! Sayers.” Somehow, the leaders — especially the executive sponsor of the change initiative — must at least try to find a way to persuade them even in the face of it being seemingly impossible. Having been …

A Foolish Consistency

Standing on Principles or Just Plain Stubborn?

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

The recent news around the measles epidemic and the controversy over vaccinations made me start thinking about the principles involved. I guess there are many principles, but perhaps the two that matter are (a) individual freedom and (b) providing for the common good. And of course, as I am wont to do, I then thought about how this applies to leadership. …