• Leadership Training, Executive Coaching, and Strategic Planning

      David McNamee, President

      Leadership is an everyday act that creates a better world. It's seeing what is and taking action to make real what should be. It's serving others by inspiring them to do more than they thought possible. Expanding leadership capabilities at all levels in an organization is a fundamental need in an increasingly complex world. No longer can we assume that a single good leader at the top will suffice. Through a customized leadership development process, we help people learn and practice the skills to lead.


      Strategic planning is an essential skill and process that all leaders must master in order to turn Vision into measurable reality.


      Foundations For Leaders improves employee performance, builds strong, effective teams, aligns people with your business strategy, grows sales, and improves profitability. We deliver pragmatic strategic planning, leadership development, professional training and development, and executive coaching services designed to achieve measurable results.


      We are accomplished, results-oriented professionals. Foundations builds boots-on-the-ground skills that you and your employees need to succeed.

    • Recent Blog Posts

      These past few blog posts have been dissecting the elements of trust. If you were to boil down trust to its four basic and most essential components, what would they be? “It’s not enough to keep your word; others have to be aware that you are doing it. And here is where it gets sticky.

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      In previous posts, I explored the importance of strategic planning and the three questions every strategic planner needs to address. In this post, we look at a proven tool used by hundreds of companies for strategic planning, the Balanced Scorecard. The Balanced Scorecard was created by Drs.

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      I’ve been exploring what builds high leadership trust (here and here) [link to previous two posts]. Maister, Green and Galford write about the elements that build trust in their book The Trusted Advisor (Free Press, 2001). Trustworthy leaders practice and master five key abilities: 1.

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