David McNamee, Ph.D. (abd)

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DAVID McNamee, Ph.D. (abd) 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.

Leadership Development In Afghanistan

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....

Are You A Manager Or A Leader?

The client sitting across the table sipped his coffee and leveled a stare at me. “What I need,” he said, “is not more leaders. I need followers that will follow and managers that will...

Choose Courage

My heart raced. I cracked wise while trying not to “white knuckle” the pegs as I climbed some 80 feet into the air and prepared to cross the log suspended between two 120-year-old Douglas...

Real Customer Service – It’s ALL That Matters

The manager of a local eatery got an earful he wasn't expecting when he stopped by our table to ask what we thought of our dining experience. "Not much," I said. "Call me a...

Leadership Moments: What Does A COO Do?

This week on Leadership Moments, my guest was Sherri Paris, Chief Operating Officer with Providence Health and Services. What does a COO do? There’s an ongoing need for the COO to maintain a close...

Creating High Performance Teams

Your organization functions as smoothly as a well-crafted watch. As you walk around in the morning with your cup of coffee, everywhere you look are happy, busy people working effortlessly to get done whatever...

Leadership Power Vs. Powerful Leadership

The Executive VP kicked back in his chair, put his clearly expensive shoes up on the desk and his hands behind his head. "Team work! It's all about team work. This department is the...

Sabbaticals – Escape For New Perspective

SEVERAL PEOPLE in one of my Mastermind Groups talked about the value of taking sabbaticals as a way of renewing energy and gaining perspective. I fully support this as a practice. When I first joined...

First We Run, Then We Walk: Moving from Entrepreneur to Professional.

YOU'VE SPENT YEARS slogging through the exciting-yet-terrifying startup stage. Growth has been phenomenal. Key initial funding sources came in with just the right amount of money and resources to keep the lights on and...

Flexibility and Adaptability – Two Leader Success Skills

THE INTELLIGENCE and logistics planners worked overtime for several weeks preparing their briefing. The commanding general, charged with deploying a task force for a military campaign on the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe, had...
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