Statements and Facts

Statements and Facts

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, 4-ExtPost

There Should Be No Gap: During a recent discussion on our economy, a friend said to me, “In fact, we are not manufacturing much in the U.S.” He wasn’t referring to the pandemic slowdown or the 2009 recession. He was trying to make the case that the U.S. has shipped manufacturing offshore, and we don’t make many products here now. …

Sunrise or Sunset?

Leadership: “The Truth is . . .”

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

I hear this phrase frequently during discussions and meetings. Someone will inevitably start a statement or counter someone else’s comment with the assertion “The truth is . . .” How can that statement be accurate? As leaders, should we let it stand? A more accurate statement might be, “A truth is . . .” or better yet, my favorite is “In …

Integrity

Leadership: Integrity

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

In just about every list of leadership attributes we find the word Integrity. So what is integrity? According to Merriam Webster: 1: firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values : incorruptibility 2:  an unimpaired condition : soundness 3 : the quality or state of being complete or undivided : completeness For those in a leadership position, it …