David McKinnon

Clinical Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4006
Clinical Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4006

Biography

David Kim McKinnon is a clinical associate professor in the W. P. School of Business at Arizona State University. His research interests include organizational change, management and leader effectiveness.

He has worked for years in executive, leadership and consulting roles within corporations. He also worked as organization effectiveness consultant focused on partnering with senior management to improve leader, team and organizational capability. He has experience working in a variety of industries (aerospace, high technology, R & D,  energy, pharmaceuticals, government, higher education) providing leadership coaching and development, change management and consultations for improving performance. He is the head of McKinnon Performance Consulting with clients ranging from PetSmart, Microsoft and NASA to the Keystone Group Limited, (Shanghai, PRC) and the Business Coaching Centre (Helsinki).   Prior to ASU, he taught courses with a number of universities including UCLA, UC Santa Barbara and the Fielding Graduate University.

Education

  • Ph.D. Educational Psychology (Organizational Innovation), University of Utah
  • Master's degree. Organizational Behavior, Brigham Young University
  • Bachelor's degree. Music, Brigham Young University

Research Interests

Leading Organizational Change; Leadership Effectiveness and Development Strategies; Strategic Human Resource Management; Talent Management.

Publications

​Representative Presentations

  • “Appreciative Coaching: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Increase Executive Coaching Effectiveness,” presentation made to Talent Management Conference sponsored by Keystone Group, Shanghai, China, September, 2011.
  • “Principles and Theory of Evidence Based Coaching,” presentation made to Talent Management conference sponsored by Keystone Group, Shanghai, China, March, 2011.
  • “The Competencies of Executive Coaching,” presentation made through Business Coaching Center/ ICF Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, August, 2008.
  • “Training: the $10Billion Waste (or ‘How to Use Executive Coaching to Significantly Increase the Effectiveness of Training’),” presentation to SHRM Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona, September 2004.

Courses

Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 300Org & Mgt Leadership
MGT 501Basics of Org Theory/Behavior
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 300Org & Mgt Leadership
MGT 411Leading Organizations
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 300Org & Mgt Leadership
MGT 320Organizational Behavior
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 300Org & Mgt Leadership
MGT 501Basics of Org Theory/Behavior
MGT 502Organizational Behavior
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 300Org & Mgt Leadership
MGT 411Leading Organizations
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 300Org & Mgt Leadership
MGT 502Org Theory/Behavior
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 300Org & Mgt Leadership
MGT 501Basics of Org Theory/Behavior
MGT 502Org Theory/Behavior
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 300Org & Mgt Leadership
MGT 411Leading Organizations
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 300Org & Mgt Leadership
MGT 502Org Theory/Behavior
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 300Org & Mgt Leadership
MGT 493Honors Thesis
MGT 594Conference and Workshop
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 300Org & Mgt Leadership
MGT 411Leading Organizations
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 300Org & Mgt Leadership
MGT 420Human Resource Management
MGT 502Org Theory/Behavior
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 300Org & Mgt Leadership
MGT 411Leading Organizations
MGT 502Org Theory/Behavior
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 300Org & Mgt Leadership
MGT 411Leading Organizations
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 300Org & Mgt Leadership
MGT 420Human Resource Management
MGT 502Organization Theory/Behavior