Attitude

Posts with the ‘Attitude’ tag

Three Times A Leader’s Feelings Are Irrelevant

The team was sure their boss had emotional issues. “He could fly off the handle at any minute! If he doesn’t like you, your life will be hell. He really has a bad temper.” The leader was losing his team. He called it passion. They called it unpredictable. He did not want to ignore his […]

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Bad Attitudes – Entitlement and A Cure

“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 […]

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Using Positivity To Get Things Done

In 2015, the first female graduates of the Army’s Ranger School set an example for all of us for Positivity and getting things done. They overcame unique obstacles as trailblazers in what has been an all-male enterprise. Plus, they overcame the traditional obstacles that have stopped generations of would-be male Rangers from earning the title […]

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Three Rules To Leading Peers

“What can I do?  If I step up and try to lead my peers, I don’t think they will follow.  I’m not as direct as you are Dave. ” The quote above is representative of a lot of conversations I have inside of companies who ask for my help.  There are many people who know […]

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The Confident Leader Vs. The Arrogant Leader

Martin’s reputation for arrogance preceded him. He was assigned to our leadership team whether we wanted him to be there or not. I decided to ignore his reputation and form my own opinions about Martin. I never tried harder to like someone in my entire life.   Unfortunately, the rumors about Martin were accurate. Confidence is […]

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Do I Own The Wins AND The Losses?

“When an archer misses the bulls eye, he doesn’t blame the target.” What is it about our human nature that causes us to seek excuses for when we fall short?  Even some of the best sales people and leaders I have been around, can identify something outside of their control that caused them to miss […]

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The Negativity That Limits Your Ability to Lead

Positivity or negativity? It boils down to making a choice. The attitudes we display go a long way in determining what type of leader we are and how many followers we have. Do we choose our attitudes or do we let our circumstances or other people choose them for us? Do we choose to focus […]

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What Makes Great Salespeople Great? – Interview with author & Sales Gravy CEO Jeb Blount with Dave Anderson on IMPACT Talk Radio

Dave Anderson interviews Jeb Blount. Topic:  What Makes Great Sales People Great? (30 minutes) Jeb Blount is the CEO of Sales Gravy (www.salesgravy.com) and the best selling author of Fanatical Prospecting along with 6 other best sellers. All past and current podcasts also available on iTunes. (Over 5 Million downloads to date!) Please rate us […]

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When the Devil Takes Over Your 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 […]

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

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 […]

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