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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Becoming a Leader of Character

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“You have to DO what you want to BE.  If you want to BE a great leader, a Leader of Character, you have to DO what great leaders do. Just like good basketball players practice in order to become great basketball players, good leaders must practice in order to be great leaders.”

– Coach Mike Krzyzewski
Men’s Basketball Duke University
All Time Winningest Coach in NCAA History

Adapted from the Foreword for:

Becoming a Leader of Character
Six Habits that Make or Break a Leader at Work and at Home Continue Reading…

Leadership and the Venture Capitalist – 30 min Interview with James Brown of Arena Growth Partners and Dave Anderson of IMPACT Talk Radio

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Dave Anderson interviews James Brown, co-founder of venture capital firm Arena Growth Partners. Topic: Leadership and the Venture CapitalistWhat are they looking for? (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)

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

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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.

Conflict with Class – Scalia and Ginsburg

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In this political cycle in the United States, Donald Trump has raised (or should I say lowered) the bar when it comes to conflict.  His sophomoric responses to reasonable debate are mirrored by a lot of people on both the right and the left on Facebook.

Classless conflict is not a new phenomena.  Our society has been on a steady slide towards this mentality over conflict for many decades.  Can we stop the politicians from acting like children?  No.  But we can stop our children and ourselves from acting like politicians.

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The Risk-Averse Leader- Oxymoronic Leadership Yarn #6

The Risk-Averse Leader is an OxyMORONic Leader

ComfortZone Inc. was Ronnie’s new consulting firm.  His tagline:  “Avoid risk, stay put, and win with the status quo”, was not drawing in the clients he had imagined it would.

Out of desperation, Ronnie decided to call Nathan, a childhood friend.  Nathan was all over Linkedin.  His consulting firm, Can Do LLC seemed to be flourishing.  Nathan picked up the phone after one ring.  “Can Do!  How can I help you?” Continue Reading…

How to Become a Leader of Character

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On Monday, February 22, 2016 at 8am EST (7am CST)  I will lead a FREE 60 minute webinar titled: How to Become a Leader of Character. Plus we have a big announcement about who is endorsing our upcoming book!

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For anyone who wants something you can apply immediately in order to become the Leader of Character your work and your family need, this webinar is a great step forward. Continue Reading…

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)

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

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.

The Three Pillars of Leadership – Interview with Elizabeth McCormick Black Hawk Pilot and Dave Anderson on IMPACT Talk Radio

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Elizabeth McCormick, Black Hawk Pilot and Celebrity Speaker shares with Dave Anderson The Three Pillars of Leadership on this 30 minute podcast.  This is Elizabeth’s second time on IMPACT Talk Radio.

All past and current podcasts also available on iTunes. (Over 5 Million downloads to date!)

Please rate us on iTunes as well!

Other resources -free PDF downloads on Developing Team Values 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.

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…

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