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IMPACT Talk Radio host Dave Anderson interviews Jim Hunter author of The Servant

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Dave Anderson of Anderson Leadership Solutions interviews Jim Hunter, #1 best selling author of the book The Servant and The World’s Most Powerful Leadership Principle. They discuss Servant Leadership and why it is the most successful and profitable way for business leaders to lead.

Free PDF downloads are available at Overwhelmedmanagersguide.com. Podcasts also available on iTunes.

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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.

 

Talent is Plentiful and Overrated

Nice but not enough

“He had done well everywhere he worked!”

“She had a ton of experience in her field.”

“The skills he brought to the team were exactly what we needed.”

“She had a Master’s degree in Marketing!”

In my career of hiring people and now developing leaders for companies large and small, many of the worst hiring mistakes were justified with similar statements.  Sometimes we get so excited about someone’s talent, we miss “Who they are.” Continue Reading…

IMPACT Talk Radio host Dave Anderson interviews Dr. Joey Faucette of Listen to Life, too.

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Dave Anderson of Anderson Leadership Solutions interviews Dr. Joey Faucette, #1 best selling author of the book Work Positive in a Negative World. They discuss the REAL REASONS people follow leaders and how do you become that type of leader. If you want to lead a committed team versus just a compliant one, this show is for you. Free PDF downloads are available at Overwhelmedmanagersguide.com. Podcasts also available on iTunes.

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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.

 

Four Words That Separate a Leader from a Manager

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“What’s the difference between a leader and a manager?” she asked.  I was sitting in front of this executive because this was the crux of the issue going on in her company.

I was unprepared for the question and therefore rambled on WAY too long. I was sure I did not get her business.  Fortunately, somewhere in my long winded answer she heard something she liked, and she hired me to work with her team leaders.

Now I can answer her question in four words –

Behaviors, Followers, Titles, Subordinates

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Impact Talk Radio host Dave Anderson interviews Stephan Moore of Shiloh Camps

Dave Anderson of Anderson Leadership Solutions interviews Stephan Moore of Shiloh Camp discussing the importance of casting a vision for your team. If you want a team that keeps the big picture in mind and doesn’t stray away from what’s important, listen to how how even the most overwhelmed leader can accomplish casting a vision.

Free PDF downloads are available at overwhelmedmanagersguide.com. Podcasts  are also available on iTunes.

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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.

Changing Team Habits – The Missing Link

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It is hard for a leader to change the established habits of a team. Most leaders want a team that consistently demonstrates high character, but are unsure what to do beyond setting up rules and demanding compliance.

There is a key element to changing habits that is often overlooked by everyone. Yet it has proven to be the key to lasting and productive change for individuals and organizations.

Our Words -

What do we talk about and with whom do we talk about it?

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When Is It Right To Quit The Fight?

Why am I still fighting?

It was a good old knock down, drag out fight.  We had chosen our sides and were all vehemently sure of our positions.

In Patrick Lencioni’s The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, he expends 20% of his thesis on the need for healthy conflict on a team.  He says, and I believe, that without conflict it is highly unlikely a team is making the best decisions for an organization.

If this is true then by Lencioni’s scorecard, this was going to be a FANTASTIC decision!  But, in the midst of it all, I quietly raised my hand and gave in.  It was right to give up this fight. Continue Reading…

Small Tests Of A Leader’s Character

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Small Test = “This is not a big deal.”

In a nutshell:  There are no small decisions when my character is involved.

For a leader, the magnitude of the decision should not determine my approach. If my moral compass is involved, then the decision is a big deal.  Too many times we make decisions based on our immediate perception of their impact. Continue Reading…

You Can Be An Unethical Rule Follower

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I pushed the limits as a cadet at West Point. I marched well over 100 hours of punishment tours during my four years in school. There were a lot of ways to get in trouble, and a lot of rules to tell us what not to do.

Every violation of the rules at West Point had a title that described the offense. The most unique title for a violation of the rules was “Gross Lack of Judgment.” Basically it was a catch all phrase that meant a cadet did something that no one had anticipated needing to create a rule to prevent! Continue Reading…

West Point’s Eleven Principles of Leadership – Rewritten

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One of the best books I ever read on leadership was John Maxwell’s 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.  In fact, I recently gave a copy to a young man who just graduated from high school as a gift.

28 years ago, I was a recent high school graduate as well.  I was a brand new cadet at West Point.  I was handed the plebe handbook called Bugle NotesContinue Reading…

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