Meeting of the minds.

Language is Never Quite Right

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

Words: What do you hear when I speak? I’m trying to paint a word picture of what I see in my mind so that you see “the same picture” in your mind. I share those words with you. We speak the same language. Let’s agree that the language, whatever it is, is native to both of us. But I have …

Values Spheres

Differentiation and Values

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

Values: I spend a fair amount of time discussing culture with executives and entrepreneurs. In my view, values underpin the culture in an organization. They are the foundation of decision making. And the decisions that get made define the culture of the organization. Yet many (most?) organizations do not pay significant attention to developing values that differentiate them from the …

Inspired Performance

With Leadership it’s More Than Simply Knowing the Words

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

Sometimes novice musicians can tell you all the words to a vocal piece or what all the Latin instructions are on an instrumental score. They may be able to play or sing the piece with technical precision. Still, unless they also can interpret the passion and the full range of emotions, their performance will fall flat — that is technically …


A picture is worth a thousand words

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

AND, science now shows us words rely more on pictures than we had originally thought. For the first time, researchers report that they “were able to link the auditory signal in the brain to what a person said they heard when what they actually heard was something different.” When there is a disconnect between visual and auditory information, visual dominates …