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Confident Leaders Invite Arguments

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“Argue with me.” He said it, AND he meant it. As I watched this leader invite his team to tear down his idea, I was astonished, inspired and humbled.

  • Astonished: Because I had never seen a leader so readily open to criticism from the people he led.
  • Inspired: Because I watched his team argue passionately for and against the leader’s point of view.
  • Humbled: Because I realized I am not always confident enough to have my ideas torn down by others.

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Making Your Brand Not Suck! – Interview with Mario Martinez Jr. & Dave Anderson on IMPACT Talk Radio

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Dave Anderson interviews Social Selling Evangelist Mario Martinez Jr. Show #2 – Topic: Making Your Brand Not Suck. (30 minutes)

Social Selling Evangelist and Keynote speaker Mario Martinez of M3Jr Growth Strategies. Learn more at www.m3jr.com.

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Six Habits That Make or Break a Leader at Work and at Home 

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Sales VP to Entrepreneur – Leadership Lessons interview with Mario Martinez Jr on IMPACT Talk Radio

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Dave Anderson interviews Social Selling Evangelist Mario Martinez Jr. Topic: Leaving Corporate Leadership and Leading as an Entrepreneur. (30 minutes)

Social Selling Evangelist and Keynote speaker Mario Martinez of M3Jr Growth Strategies. Learn more at www.m3jr.com.

All past and current podcasts also available on iTunes. (Over 5 Million downloads to date!)

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Other resources -free PDF downloads of character-based interview questions are available at Overwhelmedmanagersguide.com.

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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.

Ending a Conflict Fast

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My headache began as soon as she started to speak. She and her counterpart were having issues – AGAIN! The crazy thing was both these people were talented and were great individual contributors.

But when I put them together, it was like oil and water. On this day, I had had it. I wanted the middle school style of drama to end and professionalism to reign. It was time for me to step in and end the insanity. Continue Reading…

When Compassion Kills A Team

Misplaced Compassion Can Kill

The softer side of leadership is in vogue these days.  Those softer leadership skills are critical to a leader’s long-term success.  A leader who doesn’t care about his team will one day turn around and find no one following him.

However, problems arise when leaders allow these principles to prevent them from making the hard decisions a leader must make. 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!)

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Other resources -free PDF downloads of character-based interview questions are available at Overwhelmedmanagersguide.com.

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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.

Conflict with Class – Scalia and Ginsburg

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In this political cycle in the United States, Donald Trump has raised (or should I say lowered) the bar when it comes to conflict.  His sophomoric responses to reasonable debate are mirrored by a lot of people on both the right and the left on Facebook.

Classless conflict is not a new phenomena.  Our society has been on a steady slide towards this mentality over conflict for many decades.  Can we stop the politicians from acting like children?  No.  But we can stop our children and ourselves from acting like politicians.

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5 Keys To Avoiding Harmony

Harmony Can Hurt A Team

“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.”

-George Patton

Based on this quote, I’ve been on teams that would have made General Patton crazy.  You may have too.  These are teams where people don’t speak up.  Everyone is agreeable and all ideas are good – especially if the ideas came from the boss.

The results:

  • Meetings are boring.
  • Ideas are vanilla.
  • Results are average.

Leaders: Be Memorable

The Rule Of Seven

Too often as a leader, I think my job is to educate those I lead.  Honestly, if I step back and look at most of my coaching and mentoring of others, I am not telling people anything they haven’t heard before.

“People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed.” -Samuel Johnson

This quote tells me that as a leader, I need to be the chief reminder not the not the font of all worldly knowledge!  True learning doesn’t happen because I flood my mind or the minds of others with information.

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