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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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.

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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.

The Quickest Way to Change a Team

Yes - It was a cassette!

Some people would say we were DAL. I prefer to say we were the team that made the Top 71 teams possible. Unfortunately, there were only 72 teams.

I was pushing every button and using every motivational trick I could think of to improve my sales team’s performance. I had never failed before and I was determined not to fail now. I was contemplating firing some people to shake things up. We needed a change. Continue Reading…

My Un-Resume: I Didn’t Make Him Better

My Un-Resume

“Is Anthony better because you were there?”  My dad, General Jim Anderson, always has a way at cutting to the chase.  That day was no different.

I was telling him about a coaching session I had just finished with Anthony, one of my direct reports.  I felt satisfied as I walked away from Anthony.

I prepared the night before, prayed for wisdom that morning, and delivered my message right before lunch.  I kept my cool when he reacted negatively.  I had won that battle.   But, Anthony never got better.  I had lost the war.

Continue Reading…

The First Step to Getting Better at Conflict

Step 1:  Do Conflict

“I just don’t do conflict very well. I never have. I would rather just avoid it all together.”  I have heard this or similar statements hundreds of times. My answer to them is usually the same.

“You are not good at conflict because you don’t do conflict!”

No one becomes good at any activity without engaging in that activity. Conflict is no different. Continue Reading…

Navigating Chaos – 30 min interview with Jeff Boss, Author (Navy SEAL) and Dave Anderson of IMPACT Talk Radio

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Dave Anderson interviews author and Navy SEAL Jeff Boss Topic: Navigating Chaos– The 5 C’s (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.

Faith and Business – My Interview on Faith Positive Radio

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I was recently interviewed by Dr. Joey Faucette on Faith Positive Radio.  The question was “How does my faith transfer into being successful in business?”

To listen to this interview and other questions related to being a person of faith in today’s business world,

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Dave Anderson on Faith Positive Radio Continue Reading…

Becoming a Leader of Character

Available for Pre-Order

“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.

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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