Tag Archive - Courage

The Risk-Averse Leader- Oxymoronic Leadership Yarn #6

The Risk-Averse Leader is an OxyMORONic Leader

ComfortZone Inc. was Ronnie’s new consulting firm.  His tagline:  “Avoid risk, stay put, and win with the status quo”, was not drawing in the clients he had imagined it would.

Out of desperation, Ronnie decided to call Nathan, a childhood friend.  Nathan was all over Linkedin.  His consulting firm, Can Do LLC seemed to be flourishing.  Nathan picked up the phone after one ring.  “Can Do!  How can I help you?” Continue Reading…

How to Choose a Business Partner – Interview with James Brown of Arena Growth Partners and Dave Anderson host of IMPACT Talk Radio

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Dave Anderson speaks with James Brown, co-founder of venture capital firm Arena Growth Partners. Topic: How to Choose a Business Partner. (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)

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Leaders Keep Commitments. Period.

How Strong Is Your Character?

“(Commitment is) doing what you said you were going to do, long after the mood you were in when you said you were going to do it has passed.”

James Brown, Co-Founder Arena Growth Partners

We all make commitments to others. Sometimes we wish we hadn’t made those commitments. It happens to me all the time. I’ll set an appointment with a potential client. I’ll say “yes” to helping someone in their yard. I’ll tell my family I will take a day off from work. But, then something happens. Continue Reading…

The Three Pillars of Leadership – Interview with Elizabeth McCormick Black Hawk Pilot and Dave Anderson on IMPACT Talk Radio

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Elizabeth McCormick, Black Hawk Pilot and Celebrity Speaker shares with Dave Anderson The Three Pillars of Leadership on this 30 minute podcast.  This is Elizabeth’s second time on IMPACT Talk Radio.

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Common Sense is Making Me Common

Common Sense Makes Me Common

I am an idea person. Some of the ideas I have are a little off the wall.   When my brain is firing on all cylinders ideas come in a flood. The ideas role in for new blog posts, phrases for the book I am writing, marketing plans etc.

I think many of us have something deep inside we want to do. But, that idea or new direction is stuck in the mire created by our common sense. If I only do what common sense tells me to do, am I dooming myself to just being common? Does my reliance on common sense keep me doing common things with common results? Continue Reading…

IMPACT Talk Radio Topic – Leading Yourself Through Obstacles with Host Dave Anderson and Black Hawk Pilot Elizabeth McCormick

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Dave Anderson speaks with Army Black Hawk Pilot, Celebrity Speaker and author Elizabeth McCormick about Leading Yourself Through Obstacles.

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Your Choices Make You or Break You

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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…

How To Become The Leader You Want To Be

JUST DO IT!

No one ever gets in shape by reading a fitness magazine or by going to the gym once. We get in shape by actually breaking a sweat. You have to do more than read the principles in a book or article. You need to DO them.

You have to DO what you want to BE! Continue Reading…

What Are Leaders Afraid Of?

What Scares Leaders?

 

Fear is a natural part of the human condition. We all have fears and anxieties that we must face.   Fear kicks in when we recognize risk. If there is a perceived or actual risk involved in an activity, fear raises up inside of us and will try to rationalize all the reasons we should avoid taking action.

We become the cowards we never pictured ourselves to be, because we let fear dominate us. So what are we afraid of? Continue Reading…

The Root Cause of Bad Leadership

The Root Cause of Bad Leadership?

Untrustworthy? Poor communication/listening? Micromanaging? Selfishness? Uncaring/Demeaning? When I ask people about the worst leaders they worked for, these are some descriptions I receive.

Many people believe if you fix these things you will be a better leader. We go to seminars and listen to podcasts (mine included) looking for answers. We read blogs and articles and books about improving in all these areas. “The 12 Skills Leaders Need to…”

The solutions presented are treatments to the symptoms of a disease that runs deeper. I believe the root issue needs to be identified so the treatment plan can actually change the leader and not just treat the symptom. Continue Reading…

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