Leadership My Dad’s Way

My dad, General (retired) James L. Anderson spent 24 years as the Master of the Sword at West Point. He currently speaks on leadership at the Lincoln Leadership Institute in Gettysburg, PA. He has dedicated his life to developing leaders of character wherever he serves. Click here to learn more about him.
The two of us will be sharing a father-son perspective on the leadership lessons he taught me, the lessons we both learned at West Point, and the unique perspectives we each have based on his lifetime in leadership in the Army, and my 20 years in the business world.

How to Choose a Business Partner – Interview with James Brown of Arena Growth Partners and Dave Anderson host of IMPACT Talk Radio

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Dave Anderson speaks with James Brown, co-founder of venture capital firm Arena Growth Partners. Topic: How to Choose a Business Partner. (30 minutes)

James Brown is a West Point graduate with an MBA from Harvard and a JD from NYU School of Law.  He has led private equity firms with over $4 billion in assets under management. (www.arenagrowthpartners.com)

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Leaders Keep Commitments. Period.

How Strong Is Your Character?

“(Commitment is) doing what you said you were going to do, long after the mood you were in when you said you were going to do it has passed.”

James Brown, Co-Founder Arena Growth Partners

We all make commitments to others. Sometimes we wish we hadn’t made those commitments. It happens to me all the time. I’ll set an appointment with a potential client. I’ll say “yes” to helping someone in their yard. I’ll tell my family I will take a day off from work. But, then something happens. Continue Reading…

5 Keys To Avoiding Harmony

Harmony Can Hurt A Team

“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.”

-George Patton

Based on this quote, I’ve been on teams that would have made General Patton crazy.  You may have too.  These are teams where people don’t speak up.  Everyone is agreeable and all ideas are good – especially if the ideas came from the boss.

The results:

  • Meetings are boring.
  • Ideas are vanilla.
  • Results are average.

Why Do People Follow?- The Survey Results

Leadership Hero Survey Results Graphs

Now it is official! The survey results are in. Why do you follow a leader?  What makes a leader great?  630 responses to two questions we posted across multiple social media forums and other venues gave us the answer.

Before I tell you the answer.  I am going to tell you what it is not.  People do not follow someone because they have the best education, are the smartest or are the most qualified.  The skills and compentencies that we get MBA’s for and spend millions of training dollars on only got 13% of the vote.   Continue Reading…

Contracts Versus Covenants – In Business & In Life

Covenants Depend On Me Alone

“If you do this, then I will do that.”  or “I’m going to do this.”  Period. End of story.

One is the basic language in most contracts. One is the language of a covenant.

The problem with contracts is that if one party does not comply, then the other party is not obligated to comply either.  A covenant is stronger than a contract and a better way to build a relationship – in business and in life. Continue Reading…

The Secret To Keeping A Great Culture Great – Interview with Bob Funk, CEO of Express Employment Professionals on IMPACT Talk Radio

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Bob Funk, Founder and CEO of Express Employment Professionals ($2.8 billion annually) speaks with Dave Anderson about The Secret to Keeping a Great Culture Great on this 30 minute podcast.

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Other resources -free PDF downloads on Developing Team Values are available at Overwhelmedmanagersguide.com.

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Private Tests Of A Leader’s Character

Private Tests Of Character

“No one is going to get hurt.”

In a nutshell:  “Your character is who you are when no one is watching.” We can all justify our choices by saying others won’t get hurt.  But we all know there can be collateral damage to others when a leader makes a poor, private choice.

However, I want to focus on the character implications of these private battles we face. The definition of character I use is:  Character is our habitual way of operating.  In other words, HOW I AM IS WHO I AM. Continue Reading…

Help Me Finish My Book – Who Is Your Leadership Hero?

Friends,

I need a favor. Please help my dad, General Jim Anderson and I write our leadership book. We want to better understand what each of you admires in a leader. It will take you less than 2 minutes to answer these questions below.

Maybe they are someone you know personally, or have read about, or seen in the movies – Who do you admire and what do you admire about them? We will present the data collected in the introduction of our book.

Thank you in advance in helping us write this book on leadership. We will continue to update you on our progress and any milestone dates in the publishing process.

Lead Well!
Dave






 

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Leadership – Duty and Setting the Example

More is caught than taught!

Thank goodness politicians are not the only examples we have for leadership. Rarely do their words match their actions. They may be great speakers, but who cares! Our words mean nothing unless our actions follow those words.

The actions of an introverted Leader of Character will lead a team to excellence before the eloquent words of hypocritical extrovert. Our actions create followers more than our words do. Continue Reading…

On Boarding New Hires To Insure Their Success – interview with Lee Salz and host Dave Anderson on IMPACT Talk Radio

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Lee Salz- Show #2, author of Hire Right, Higher Profits speaks with Dave Anderson about Onboarding New Hires to Insure Their Success on this 30 minute podcast.

All past and current podcasts also available on iTunes. (Over 4.5 Million downloads to date!)  Check out Lee’s first show on Hiring too.

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Other resources -free PDF downloads of character-based interview questions are available at Overwhelmedmanagersguide.com.

Listen Here!

Or download the podcast by clicking here and listen later!

Stop Reacting! Start Leading!
Listen to IMPACT Talk Radio today for no fluff, straight talking solutions designed to IMPACT high IMPACT leaders who want to lead high IMPACT Teams. Every show goes beyond theory and gets into HOW to make an IMPACT that matters.

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