Dave Gallon

As an experienced business leader and advisor, Dave has a passion for helping leaders successfully navigate change and transformation by leveraging the powerful combination of strategy, leadership, and culture. He has helped catalyze purpose-driven change within organizations in industries from education to automotive to consumer-packaged goods to healthcare. Prior to working with Trium, Dave co-founded a private high school in Santa Monica, held a variety of leadership roles at Toyota, and is a First Mover Fellow at the Aspen Institute. Dave holds a BA from Williams College and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

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Blockchain: A Forecast for the Future

What happens when you cross the fundamentals of competitive advantage with our new, emerging world of blockchain…

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The Power of Identity

This article was recently featured in Forbes. Ask someone what her identity is, and she will likely…

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Why Good Enough Isn’t Good Enough

I am an avid yoga student. I find it’s a great practice for my physical and mental…

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Life Lessons from a Pick-Up Soccer Game

Sometimes the most important lessons in life come when you least expect them, and in the most…

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A Culture of Agility Starts with Courage

I was with a very large, successful company recently whose primary product was being beaten to death…

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4,700 Feet of Hardwood: A Metaphor for Leadership

At the time of this writing, the Golden State Warriors have just bested the Portland Trailblazers in…

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Human Ecosystems: How to Achieve Breakthrough Performance in Partner Management

I recently met with a senior supply chain leader who, fresh off a redeye flight from Asia,…

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Leadership Lessons from My Two-Year-Old

This article was recently featured in Real Leaders digital publication. “Mommy, it’s okay.” As I find myself obsessing about…

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Get “360” Feedback from Key Suppliers, Partners and Customers to Up-Level and De-Risk Relationships

This article was recently featured in Future of Sourcing.  As a business leader you get 360s, so why…

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Building A High-Performance Culture: Why Emotional Maturity Is Key

This article was recently featured in Forbes.  Imagine this: It’s 5:00 p.m. on a winter evening, and…

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The Subtle Tactics of Managing Up

If you ask ten people why they left a job, chances are that well over half will…

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From the “Wild West” to a Maturing Development Tool: How Leading Companies are Reimagining Coaching

This is the first in a series of articles based on Trium’s study: 2019 Coaching Outlook and…

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Leadership Lessons From the College Cheating Scandal

This article was recently featured in Real Leaders digital publication. It sounds like a complicated idea, but…

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The Neuroscience of Managing Up: Rocking the Boat Mindfully

Don’t rock the boat. Go along to get along. Stay in your lane. Wait your turn. Sage…

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In the Quest to be Better, the Key to “We” is Me

Last week was a big week. Not only did my team host an event probing deeply into…

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The Art and Science of Choosing an Executive Coach

Choosing an executive coach, much like executive coaching itself, is both an art and a science, comprised…

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