Tag Archive - Character

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…

Private Tests Of A Leader’s Character

Private Tests Of Character

“No one is going to get hurt.”

In a nutshell:  “Your character is who you are when no one is watching.” We can all justify our choices by saying others won’t get hurt.  But we all know there can be collateral damage to others when a leader makes a poor, private choice.

However, I want to focus on the character implications of these private battles we face. The definition of character I use is:  Character is our habitual way of operating.  In other words, HOW I AM IS WHO I AM. Continue Reading…

IMPACT Talk Radio Topic – Hiring the Right Salespeople for Your Business with Lee Salz and Host Dave Anderson


Lee Salz, author of Hire Right, Higher Profits speaks with Dave Anderson about Hiring the Right Salespeople for Your Business on this 30 minute podcast.

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Bad Attitudes – Entitlement and A Cure

Be Thankful!

“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 are entitled to more than we already have is a recipe for a pity party. As a leader at work and at home, I am not entitled to anything! Especially a pity party! Continue Reading…

Your Choices Make You or Break You

pair of foot standing on a floor with two arrows

Who I am as a person is determined by the choices I make in life. Courage is a choice. Humility is a choice. Integrity is a choice. Selflessness is a choice. Duty is a choice. Positivity is a choice.

My circumstances may not be in my control, but the choices I make in the midst of those circumstances are. Each time I am faced with a choice, I am either moving closer to the person I want to be or further from it.   Continue Reading…

Staying Strong In A Crisis

Stroms are coming!

Business crisis, family crisis, personal crisis – no matter who I am or how blessed a life I’ve led to this point, I will face a crisis sooner or later.   How I respond in a crisis says a lot about who I am as a person and a leader.

Do I run from a challenge or towards one?  Do I act selfishly or selflessly?  Do I disappoint others or do I lead them?

In other words, do I come through the crisis weaker or stronger? Continue Reading…

The #1 Priority For Leadership Development

The Tools Don't Make The Leader

A man came to my house the other day asking for work.  I handed him a hammer and some nails and told him to build a tree house for my kids.

In fact, I gave him every tool he needed to complete the job.  He should be able to build the tree house if I give him the right tools, shouldn’t he?  Not necessarily… Continue Reading…

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…

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…

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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