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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There Are No Unassisted Goals

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Did you watch the Sochi Winter Olympics? No matter what you may think about the Olympic movement, you have to appreciate the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. The human drama we experience at the Olympics is awesome in many respects. What’s most compelling about the Olympics are the back-stories about the athletes – what they had to …

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Are You Living in ‘The Gap’?

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How much is enough? That’s a question many people never answer. How would you answer? For most people the answer is very simple, “A little more…”  In fact, when John D. Rockefeller was asked that very question his answer was, “Just a little bit more.” What an indictment.   Let me explain… When we do not answer the question of how …

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Pressure is a Privilege

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I heard a great quote this week, “Pressure is a privilege.” It just so happens to be the title of the book by tennis legend Billy Jean King.  I haven’t read the book, but the quote/title really got me thinking.  It seems particularly apropos in light of the winter Olympics currently going on in Sochi. Billy Jean King was certainly …

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Are Your Employees Fans or Followers?

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“Sea – Hawks! Sea – Hawks! Sea – Hawks!” And so the cheer gained more and more momentum until it reached a deafening crescendo. Each side of the plane leveraged off of the passion of the other side of the plane to produce one harmonious, synchronous, and united exaltation in support of their beloved Seattle Seahawks – and they hadn’t …

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What is Your Leadership Wake?

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I bumped into a friend today at Starbucks and he mentioned a term I had not heard before, “Leadership Wake.” This term refers to the residual impact of your leadership – what you leave behind you. To really understand this you have to have some degree of knowledge about boats. Boats of any size leave what’s called a “wake” behind …

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Work Off The Top Of The Tank

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The baby blue 1965 Chevelle Malibu convertible glided silently down the hill, around the corner and straight into our car port.  My brother had run out of gas – again. Thankfully he had run out of gas at the top of the street that descended to our house where he could, with a certain degree of dignity, gracefully glide to …

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A Lesson From the Fly

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It’s the middle of winter and there aren’t any flies around, but the beginning of a new year is a good time to learn a lesson from the fly. Have you ever sat inside your home on a warm day in a comfy chair beside a window and watched a fly trapped on the inside trying to get outside? We …

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You Gotta Have H.E.A.R.T.

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What do you think your most valuable asset is? I mean as a person, not what you own. Your education? Your experience? Your intelligence? Your emotional intelligence? Your abilities and talents? I would venture to say that none of those are really your most valuable asset. Sure they are all valuable components of who you are and what you bring …

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Without a Vision People Perish

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A story is told of three stone masons working on the construction of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. St. Paul’s was designed by architect Sir Christopher Wren and was completed in 1720. For over 300 years it has been one of the most famous and recognizable buildings in the London skyline. At 365 feet tall it was also the tallest …

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What Did You Want for Christmas?

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Wow! Have you seen it? Have you seen the WestJet Christmas ‘commercial’? Totally awesome. If you haven’t seen it, you have to check it out on YouTube. Here is the gist of the campaign… WestJet put a huge Christmas present in the departure lounge of an airport somewhere in Canada. They installed a large TV screen in the front side …

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