Patrick McNamara

Patrick McNamara is an independent consultant and social entrepreneur focusing on leadership development, social innovation, and institutional transformation. He has 20 years experience facilitating change with international organizations, corporations, NGO’s and government agencies. Patrick helped design and coordinate an institutional learning and change process with a 2,500-employee government agency; facilitated organizational development work in two United Nations departments; and assisted in leadership development of 75 professionals across sectors in Ghana and in Mauritius to formulate breakthrough initiatives to adapt to the complex issues of climate change and poverty. He has worked in 25 countries with organizations such as Motorola, Helen Keller International, the State of California, UNDP Learning Resources Centre, UN Department of Public Information, and the UN Department of Political Affairs. He is fluent in English, French and Spanish and has a working knowledge of German and Portuguese and is learning Arabic. In addition to his Kellogg MBA, Patrick studied Political Science at the University of Strasbourg, France, completed the Global Excellence in Management Program at Case Western University, and is active at the Presencing Institute (MIT). He is a facilitator in the Interpersonal Dynamics course at Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Book Review: Leading from the Emerging Future


In Leading from the Emerging Future, Otto Scharmer and Katrin Kaufer take us on a journey from our current age of disruption to finding individual and collective ways to lead from the future as it emerges.