Dave Anderson - Leadership Speaking, Development, Consulting, and Training

I'm Dave Anderson, a leadership speaker, trainer and consultant. I help business leaders build a culture of character, courage, accountability and trust. As a West Point graduate who spent 20 years in leadership at a Fortune 50 company, my goal is to have IMPACT on you and your team.
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Building Leaders With A Blog- 4 Easy Steps

Develop You-Develop Your Team

Use a blog to build leaders!  Really?  My answer is yes.  Leaders need simple, actionable tools for leadership development.  How does a leader find time to build leaders when there are so many other tasks that demand a leader’s time and energy?

Blogs are a great resource, and they are not labor or time intensive.   Continue Reading…

Two Ways You Know You Are About to Fail

Should Have Seen It Coming?

Critiquing a basketball team or soccer team the day after a game is easy. ESPN has built a television empire by analyzing the mistakes made by coaches and players.

The scrutiny is often insightful with multiple lessons for other coaches and players to consider. It is much easier to diagnose why someone failed AFTER the failure.

But, what can we to do identify an impending failure? How can we see it before it happens and make changes? Continue Reading…

IMPACT Talk Radio Host Dave Anderson 30 min interview with best selling leadership author Gordon Curphy

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Dave Anderson discusses what’s wrong with business leadership today and how to fix it, with Gordon Curphy best selling author of Leadership-Enhancing the Lessons of Experience.

All past and current podcasts also available on iTunes. (Over 3 Million downloads to date!) Please rate us on iTunes as well.

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

Listen Here Now!

Or download the podcast by clicking here and listen later!

Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owners, Middle Managers and Frontline Leaders eliminate bad attitudes, politics, and distrust on your teams! Changing the culture of a team requires the leader to change.

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.

What Are Leaders Afraid Of?

What Scares Leaders?

 

Fear is a natural part of the human condition. We all have fears and anxieties that we must face.   Fear kicks in when we recognize risk. If there is a perceived or actual risk involved in an activity, fear raises up inside of us and will try to rationalize all the reasons we should avoid taking action.

We become the cowards we never pictured ourselves to be, because we let fear dominate us. So what are we afraid of? Continue Reading…

The Root Cause of Bad Leadership

The Root Cause of Bad Leadership?

Untrustworthy? Poor communication/listening? Micromanaging? Selfishness? Uncaring/Demeaning? When I ask people about the worst leaders they worked for, these are some descriptions I receive.

Many people believe if you fix these things you will be a better leader. We go to seminars and listen to podcasts (mine included) looking for answers. We read blogs and articles and books about improving in all these areas. “The 12 Skills Leaders Need to…”

The solutions presented are treatments to the symptoms of a disease that runs deeper. I believe the root issue needs to be identified so the treatment plan can actually change the leader and not just treat the symptom. Continue Reading…

IMPACT Talk Radio Host Dave Anderson interviews Tony Ezell of Accelerated Leadership Group

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Dave Anderson discusses the frustration of coaching someone who is happy to just meet the minimum standards with Tony Ezell of Accelerated Leadership Group.

All past and current podcasts also available on iTunes. (Over 2,500,000 downloads to date!)  Please rate us on iTunes as well.

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

Listen Here Now!

Or download the podcast by clicking here and listen later!

Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owners, Middle Managers and Frontline Leaders eliminate bad attitudes, politics, and distrust on your teams! Changing the culture of a team requires the leader to change.

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.

Eliminating the Blame Game

Start Problem Solving Here

Problem finders are everywhere. It does not take a PhD, a MBA or even a GED to be a good problem finder. It takes no skill or advanced education to point fingers. Problem finders usually wallow at the lower levels in organizations and rarely make it past middle management.

However, problem solvers are rare. Problem solvers get great jobs and earn good money. Problem solvers are what companies need in leadership. Leaders of character who are great problem solvers always use the same tool when diagnosing a problem. Continue Reading…

What Are Your Leadership Top Five?

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What are the top five things you admire most about your leadership hero?

In front of every audience I speak to I have an audience participation portion. With each group, whether it is a group of 15 or 1,500 I ask them to think about their favorite leader in history, in the movies or for whom they have worked. Then I ask them this question:

What are the top five things you admire most about your leadership hero?  

If you are reading this blog, scribble down your own answers now before you read further….

1. ________  2.  _________  3.  _________ 4.  ________  5.  ________

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Fear and the Micromanager

She's so controlling!

“Fifteen years and she is still looking over my shoulder checking up on me. I have done this job for fifteen years without an incidents, and she still doesn’t trust me!”

Micromanagers often have employees who feel like they are not trusted. The micromanager creates an environment that hamstrings creativity and growth, while exasperating her employees.

Some say this is a trust issue. That may be what it looks like from the outside. But, inside the micromanager the issue is often plain old-fashioned fear. Continue Reading…

IMPACT Talk Radio Host Dave Anderson interviews Tony Ezell of Accelerated Leadership Group

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In a new 30 minute format, Dave Anderson discusses How to Coach a Low Performing Employee with Tony Ezell of Accelerated Leadership Group.

All past and current podcasts also available on iTunes. (Over 2,000,000 downloads to date!)

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

Listen now!

Or download the podcast by clicking here and listen later!

Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owners, Middle Managers and Frontline Leaders eliminate bad attitudes, politics, and distrust on your teams! Changing the culture of a team requires the leader to change.

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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