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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New Year’s Goal Setting – A Simple Model

Qualify Your Brainstorming Ideas

What are my priorities for this year? What accounts and what goals should I focus my efforts on? The time is now to ask these questions. Do not wait until after the holidays.

I sat in many, many strategy sessions for individuals, small teams and large organizations. They can be a beat down or very productive and energizing.

Somewhere along the way I picked up a tool that helped me clear through the clutter of brainstorming sessions and simplified my action planning. 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






 

Leadership Hero Survey 

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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.

Please rate us on iTunes as well!

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.

Lessons from the 2015 Army-Navy Game

Dad and Me 2015 A-N

This weekend I attended an annual Army-Navy game watching party at Top of the Hill Restaurant in Chapel Hill, NC. The experience is second only to actually being in Philadelphia at the game itself.

In both places current and former cadets and midshipmen gather in the most meaningful rivalry in college sports. As I watched this year, I did so not just as a member West Point Class of 1988, but also as a student of leadership and a civilian who depends on the military to insure my freedom. This blog is a partial list of the lessons I learned. Continue Reading…

Common Sense is Making Me Common

Common Sense Makes Me Common

I am an idea person. Some of the ideas I have are a little off the wall.   When my brain is firing on all cylinders ideas come in a flood. The ideas role in for new blog posts, phrases for the book I am writing, marketing plans etc.

I think many of us have something deep inside we want to do. But, that idea or new direction is stuck in the mire created by our common sense. If I only do what common sense tells me to do, am I dooming myself to just being common? Does my reliance on common sense keep me doing common things with common results? Continue Reading…

IMPACT Talk Radio Topic – Hiring the Right Salespeople for Your Business with Lee Salz and Host Dave Anderson

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Lee Salz, author of Hire Right, Higher Profits speaks with Dave Anderson about Hiring the Right Salespeople for Your Business on this 30 minute podcast.

All past and current podcasts also available on iTunes. (Over 4.5 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!

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.

Three Reasons People Don’t Trust You

Are you trusted?

His team didn’t trust him and Tom was confused. He was a good guy and an award winning salesman prior to being promoted. But, he and his team were not connecting. They liked him just fine. But, they did not trust him.

Trust is not easy. In today’s world, it takes more than just being a good person and being honest. The more I work with leaders (young and old) the more I see this same pattern. People want to be trusted, but they continue to do things that erode trust. Continue Reading…

Bad Attitudes – Entitlement and A Cure

Be Thankful!

“I deserve more!” A lot of dysfunctional attitudes can be traced back to this one statement. It is another way of saying, “I am entitled.”

When I am not happy with my day, my week or my life, I can usually trace it back to a feeling of entitlement. The belief that any of us are entitled to more than we already have is a recipe for a pity party. As a leader at work and at home, I am not entitled to anything! Especially a pity party! Continue Reading…

IMPACT Talk Radio Topic – Leading Yourself Through Obstacles with Host Dave Anderson and Black Hawk Pilot Elizabeth McCormick

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Dave Anderson speaks with Army Black Hawk Pilot, Celebrity Speaker and author Elizabeth McCormick about Leading Yourself Through Obstacles.

All past and current podcasts also available on iTunes. (Over 4.5 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!

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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