David McNamee, Ph.D.

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DAVID McNamee, Ph.D. is Producer and Host of "Leadership Moments" a radio show/podcast and President of Foundations For Leaders, an executive coaching and leadership development practice based in Portland, Oregon. David is an experienced business owner, university administrator, professor, C-Level executive, and U.S. Air Force veteran.
His left arm was left useless by the polio that ravaged his body as a boy. As a ten-year-old he tended the family’s goat herd while supporting himself on a stick he’d fashioned into a crutch. He remembered his...
In this series of posts, I have been exploring the importance of establishing a culture of trust. Without shared trust, it is incredibly difficult, if not impossible, for a leader to be effective, for teams to work well, or...
I’ve been doing some reading and writing on establishing a culture of trust, and it’s pretty clear to me how leaders are setting the standards throughout their organizations. As I shared in my last post, leaders are standard-bearers who establish...
The Mustang GT accelerated smoothly as I put her through the gears. With tremendous torque at the top end of the power curve, the engine's throaty rumble seemed to express joy when it was being wound out. The racing...
The First In A Five-Part Series On Trust In nearly every consulting, coaching, or mastermind group that I have facilitated, the question of trust takes front-and-center as a topic of conversation. Either the groups share a high level of trust...
"Individual commitment to a group effort--that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work." ~Vince Lombardi “Of course we’re a team. We all work together don’t we?” Okay, but simply working alongside someone doesn’t...
We’ve all heard how Zappos, Google, and Southwest are dreams to work for because of their stellar company cultures. Earlier this month, the Oregon Business Journal published its 25th annual list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. One...
“I believe the best way to heal the world is to tend first to your own wounds.”Has this happened to you? You are ambitious and successful. Your rational self says, “I am smart and capable. I am handling things...
A week ago our oldest son tied the knot. As Father Of the Groom--affectionately shortened to FOG--it fell to me to provide some pithy words of wisdom during the rounds of toasts. Like anyone without the foggiest idea what...
After decades of war, Afghanistan is confronted with many challenges, not the least of which is training future leaders for the new Afghanistan. In Afghanistan political, social, economic, and educational infrastructures must be rebuilt. The men and women who...

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