David Livingston leads a team of subject matter experts, learning designers, and dynamic facilitators who develop and deliver custom learning courses and programs that leverage a variety of experiential learning methods to drive individual growth and higher performance for teams and organizations.
What did you do before joining McChrystal Group?
Prior to joining McChrystal Group, I worked at the Corporate Executive Board as a Senior Learning Designer, responsible for developing classroom and e-learning programs on best practices of leadership. I also held positions as a Learning and Organizational Development Consultant and a Project Manager at a global engineering firm, charged with leading an accelerated development program targeting high-potential leaders.
Why did you join McChrystal Group?
At McChrystal Group I am surrounded by decorated military officers, seasoned business leaders, motivated analysts and Ph.D. scholars who are driven by a common purpose and genuinely excited to tackle difficult challenges together. We care for each other and encourage each other to grow and be better because the work we are doing truly matters.
What has been your proudest moment at McChrystal Group?
My proudest moment took place after the first workshop I delivered to a group of senior leaders from a global hedge fund. By the end of the session, they had formed authentic connections with each other and were genuinely excited to return to work to put their new skills and knowledge into action. It was a clear indicator that our offerings truly make a difference in people’s lives.
Why are you passionate about leaders & teams?
Teams are the answer to our world’s most dynamic, complex problem. We win when we harness the power of the group!
B.S. Messiah College
M.A. Regent University
Ed.D. The George Washington University
Written Articles/ Materials
The Five Criteria You Should Use to Prioritize Your Initiatives
There are lots of things that your team could do in 2024, but only a few things that your team should do this year. Your job as a team leader is to make the hard choices between “could” and “should” and the first framework is a simple tool that you can use to point your team in the right direction.
The Future of Learning and Development
Over the last two decades, the soaring cost of traditional education combined with disruptive new learning technologies and a workforce shift away from generalists and toward subject matter experts set the stage for an upheaval in the field of learning & development (L&D). The tipping point came in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic, catalyzing an evolutionary explosion that has only accelerated with the advent of generative artificial intelligence, most notably in the form of ChatGPT. The entrenched status quo is unraveling rapidly, and while unsettling, this deterioration of what was is creating space for what could be.
The Steps to Accelerating Your Executive Team
The performance of your executive team sets the tone for the entire organization. If the executive team is operating at anything less than peak performance, everyone in the organization will be impacted. Discover how we work shoulder-to-shoulder with executives across industries to take targeted actions to accelerate your team into a higher gear so executive teams are able to deliver outcomes that matter to your business.