For myself and others, I value gratitude as a state of being, trust as context no matter what happens, acceptance of things as they are, listening as the basic form of communication and openness as the condition of relationship.
David's career has focused on executive development and coaching to senior executives, new start-up design, strategic planning, organizational redesign and senior team development. He is committed to helping senior executives discover for themselves their natural next step in leadership potential, and then providing them with tools to develop that potential.
David received his BA from the University of California, Berkley, his MA from San Jose State University, and his Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Columbia Pacific University. Prior to joining GLG, he taught at the University level, and worked with a number of consultancies. He was a founding member of Skopos Corporation, a human resources consulting and software company, and was a founder and President of Ontara Corporation, a company specializing in project management training and consulting. He has worked with GLG since 1997.
As part of David's commitment to making the world a better, more peaceful place, he served as a founding member and first chairman of the board of the Foundation for Russian/American Economic Cooperation, which fosters economic development between medium-sized and small businesses in the two countries. At the invitation of then-President Gorbachev, he traveled to the Soviet Union, teaching business practices and facilitating American business people in collaborating with Soviet entrepreneurs.
David has published two books: “The Four Powers of Leadership” (1998) and “Human Robots and Holy Mechanics: Reclaiming Our Souls in a Machine World” (1993). He is working on a third book with Gary Heil, tentatively called “Leading by Example,” which is due to be released sometime in 2006.