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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The REAL Difference Between Leading and Managing

Business woman with so many paperwork in the office

Sometimes the tyranny of the urgent dominates a leader’s efforts. If that is the norm and you are not developing your people, you may be managing just fine, but you are not leading.

You can be a good manager without being a good leader. You can’t be a good leader without being a good manager.
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Integrity and “Just This Once” – Interview #2 with NYT Best Selling Author Karen Dillon and Dave Anderson on IMPACT Talk Radio

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Dave Anderson interviews New York Times best selling author Karen Dillon – Topic: Integrity and “Just This Once.” (30 minutes)

Karen Dillon is the former editor of the Harvard Business Review and author of How Will You Measure Your Life the New York Times Best Seller.

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.

How To Find The Next Leader Among Your Employees

Manifying one person

Who is ready to lead? Someone has been promoted. Someone has left the company. Someone needs to be ready. But is that person already available or do you have to go outside the organization? That is the question.

There are a lot of highly skilled people waiting for a chance to lead. But, we all remember those great individual contributors that moved into leadership and struggled. Finding the right person is vital. But, it doesn’t have to be guess work. Continue Reading…

When Compassion Kills A Team

Misplaced Compassion Can Kill

The softer side of leadership is in vogue these days.  Those softer leadership skills are critical to a leader’s long-term success.  A leader who doesn’t care about his team will one day turn around and find no one following him.

However, problems arise when leaders allow these principles to prevent them from making the hard decisions a leader must make. Continue Reading…

When the Devil Takes Over Your Meeting

Get out of my meeting!

He called it playing the Devil’s Advocate.  We just called him the Devil. We were getting nowhere – as usual. Every time a new idea was brought up, the Devil poked holes in it.

As soon as he began to speak, you could see the joy and enthusiasm get sucked out of the room. Everyone would look at the floor and listen quietly realizing a new idea was about to bite the dust. Continue Reading…

How to Avoid Being an Unhappy Leader – Interview with NYT Best Selling Author Karen Dillon and Dave Anderson on IMPACT Talk Radio

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Dave Anderson interviews New York Times best selling author Karen Dillon – Topic: How to Avoid Being an Unhappy Leader (30 minutes)

Karen Dillon is the former editor of the Harvard Business Review and author of How Will You Measure Your Life the New York Times Best Seller.

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.

Leadership vs. Brown-Nosing

What are my motives?

When I was promoted, I arrived at my first managers meeting having only met one of my peers.  The group had a history together. I was an outsider.  Over time, they all became my good friends.  But, we had a rocky beginning.

After a number of months, I realized that a few people believed I was a “brown-noser”.  What I considered sharing others considered showboating.  When I thought I was leading, some thought I was grand standing.

I spent some time soul searching over this issue.  Were they right?  Should I keep quiet in meetings because of the effect it had on the other managers?  No.  Continue Reading…

Three Ways a Leader Shuts Down Communication

No Feedback is Bad Feedback

Some people are afraid to speak up and challenge the boss.  Some people don’t want to put forth the effort.  And some just don’t care anymore.

As a result, the leader never hears the truth about himself and his ideas.  The people either become silent bystanders or self-serving sycophants.

When a leader asks for feedback and does not get it, who’s fault is it? Continue Reading…

Leaders of Character: Don’t Need The Spotlight

Who Deserves The Spotlight?

Leadership and sports analogies go together like peanut butter and jelly.  There are so many bad examples of leadership on display in politics and business, that sports is often the best place to go.

However, when you read the title of this entry, you may now be thinking of sports stars who seem to crave the spotlight.  They are the ones who enjoy speaking about themselves and their accomplishments.  This entry is not about one of those stars. Continue Reading…

Your Team Needs Everyone to Be a Leader – Interview #2 with Navy SEAL Jeff Boss and Dave Anderson host of IMPACT Talk Radio

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Dave Anderson interviews author and Navy SEAL Jeff Boss Show #2 – Topic: Why Everyone On Your Team Needs to Be a Leader (30 minutes)

Jeff Boss owns www.adaptabilitycoach.com. He is a decorated combat veteran (4 Bronze Stars for Valor and 2 Purple Hearts). He coaches leaders, companies and writes for INC and Entrepreneur.
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.

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