Who is David MacLean?

David MacLean is the man behind Wholehearted Leaders. He is an insightful thinker, creative communicator and engaging storyteller who connects with people by speaking to and from the heart. Drawing on his experiences as an entrepreneur, husband, father, philanthropist and world traveler, David’s intention is to inspire, encourage, equip, and engage you to lead and live on purpose to create a lasting legacy.

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David’s life experiences enable him to speak to your group on the topics of leadership, marketing and social consciousness. In regard to leadership, David’s primary area of focus is personal leadership – the most difficult person you will ever lead is yourself. How you lead yourself impacts every area of your professional and personal life.

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Can’t Buy Me Love

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I’m sure you know the song.  Even if you don’t know the song, you know the phrase.  What can’t buy you love? ‘Money’ of course. The Beatles popularized this expression in their 1964 hit, “Can’t Buy Me Love”.  “I don’t care too much for money, ‘cause money can’t buy me love.”  The song was written by Paul McCartney. The single …

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Turnover Trouble?

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“People join companies, but they leave managers.” Do you have turnover trouble?  If you are all too often losing good people then you have a leadership problem.  Come to think of it, if you are losing bad people then you have a leadership problem as well: you’re not hiring well, mentoring well or firing well. But if you just can’t …

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Mountainside Motivationals

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I was beat like a rented mule, and close to being done.  This mountain was getting the best of me. We had dared challenge the might of the Monashee Mountains in a glorious region known as the Pinnacles – named for the towering granite spires that shot straight up like spiritual steeples in the cathedral of creation. It all began …

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KISS Your Plans

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They found themselves sitting together in a dining tent at the base of Kilimanjaro – 10 strangers from all parts of the globe.  They were about to embark upon the adventure of a lifetime by climbing this African giant. “Why are you here?”, was the question that really got the conversation going. Ten people, ten different reasons. They had already …

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It’s Not About Profit

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“Profit for a company is like oxygen for a person.  If you don’t have enough of it you are out of the game.  But if you think your life is about breathing you’re really missing something.”  Peter Drucker I came across this quote recently when reading an excellent book by John Blakey called, The Trusted Executive.  I had to stop …

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Lead With VIM and Vigor

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“That guy is full of vim and vigor!” That’s really not an expression we use very much nowadays.  What exactly does it mean? Well, according to dictionary.com, “vim and vigor” means, “Ebullient vitality and energy…This redundant expression uses both vim and vigor in the sense of ‘energy’ or ‘strength.’” Does it make sense that we should lead with energy and …

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The Eye of the Tiger

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“Now when we fought you had the eye of the tiger man, the edge.  And now you gotta get it back, and the way to get it back is to go back to the beginning – you know what I mean?” “The worst thing happened to you that could happen to any fighter – you got civilized.” “See that look …

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2 Fundamentals of Great Leadership

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“Who do you think is a great leader?  Pick someone past or present.  Who do think has had a significant impact on people’s lives?  Why?  How did they do it?” When I speak to university students I often ask these questions.  I give them some time to think about it.  Sometimes I will put them in pairs to discuss it.  …

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Slow Down!

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He knew he was going too fast.  He also knew he would not make the corner… He had been quadding with a group of friends in the mountains above Naramata.  He stopped to take care of something while the rest of the group headed down the trail.  He then set off at high speed to catch up to them.  Being …

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Run Forrest Run!

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He stood there talking with his best friend Jenny.  They weren’t bothering anyone, they were simply standing chatting in the shade of a large canopy of trees on the dirt road on the way home from school. Then the bullies arrived. They mocked him and threw things at him, all because he wore braces on his legs. He had weak …

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