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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Who Is Going To Step Up And Lead?

Who's Going To Lead?

They just stood there! When the captains left the court, none of the other players stepped forward to lead. It was funny. It was sad. It was telling. Communication broke down and chaos ensued.

I was watching a high school girls sporting event.  Unfortunately, I have seen this in the business world too.  When the leader is gone and nobody steps forward, a bump in the road can cause a relatively smooth running team to end up in a ditch.

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How To Become The Leader You Want To Be

JUST DO IT!

No one ever gets in shape by reading a fitness magazine or by going to the gym once. We get in shape by actually breaking a sweat. You have to do more than read the principles in a book or article. You need to DO them.

You have to DO what you want to BE! Continue Reading…

IMPACT Talk Radio Host Dave Anderson 30 min interview with Media Entrepreneur Sandra Beck on Entrepreneurial Leadership

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Dave Anderson speaks with Media and Marketing Entrepreuner Sandra Beck about Entrepreneurial Leadership.

All past and current podcasts also available on iTunes. (Over 4 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.

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.

Whistleblowers May Not Have Integrity

Why is she blowing the whistle?

A whistleblower will receive up to 10-30% of the fines paid by an employer for an SEC violation. The False Claim Acts will allow whistleblowers to receive 15-25% of the fines paid.  If someone has impure motives for doing the right thing, should that be considered an act of integrity?

Be careful how you answer this, because we can all have ulterior motives at times. We may look good from the outside, but why did we really do the right thing? Continue Reading…

Two Keys To Avoiding Over-Commitment

Saying "Yes" can be an affliction

Yes is one word.  It is one word that can please so many and also let so many people down.  I struggle to say NoNo does not come easily, but it has saved me and saved my credibility more than once.

I am sure I am not alone.  I often commit to a good project or a good cause due to my desire to please others.  I, like many other people who over-commit themselves, end up damaging relationships rather than strengthening them. Continue Reading…

Small Goals Do Not Inspire People

Big Goals Inspire

Small goals are uninspiring. If a leader wants a motivated team, setting the bar low or downplaying the difficulty of a tougher task is a big mistake.

“People do not exert themselves for little, unimportant goals. They work hard, take great risks, and let nothing stop them only for big goals.” – MG William A Cohen Continue Reading…

IMPACT Talk Radio Host Dave Anderson 30 min interview #2 with best selling leadership author Gordon Curphy

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Dave Anderson discusses HOW to develop leaders within your team, 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.

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.

Three Keys To Personal Growth For Leaders

Growth Takes Work

“I know what I am doing now.”  That is what I thought after a few years leading sales teams.  I thought I had arrived.  But each time I allowed myself to think that, I was proven wrong.

Someone or something always surprised me.  A new challenge would surface that I was not prepared for.  It took awhile, but I finally realized becoming a leader has no end point.

Unfortunately, some leaders fall into a rut and stop growing.  To be a lifetime leader, leaders need to never stop growing.  If leaders stop growing, over time people will stop following. Continue Reading…

Be Careful What You Measure

It's a win!

I believe every one of us needs to keep score of how we are doing.  We need to know if we are achieving our stated goals.

But, be careful! What you measure becomes your master.  I see leaders and entire organizations mastered by what they measure.  Often this is not a good thing.

Many leaders and organizations measure the means of reaching admirable goals and lose site of the end — the goal itself.  The result are teams characterized by bureaucracy, micro-management and mediocre results. Continue Reading…

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…

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