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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…

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.

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.

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

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Other resources -free PDF downloads on Developing Team Values 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.

On Boarding New Hires To Insure Their Success – interview with Lee Salz and host Dave Anderson on IMPACT Talk Radio

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Lee Salz- Show #2, author of Hire Right, Higher Profits speaks with Dave Anderson about Onboarding New Hires to Insure Their Success on this 30 minute podcast.

All past and current podcasts also available on iTunes. (Over 4.5 Million downloads to date!)  Check out Lee’s first show on Hiring too.

Please rate us on iTunes as well!

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

Listen Here!

Or download the podcast by clicking here and listen later!

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.

Lessons from the 2015 Army-Navy Game

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This weekend I attended an annual Army-Navy game watching party at Top of the Hill Restaurant in Chapel Hill, NC. The experience is second only to actually being in Philadelphia at the game itself.

In both places current and former cadets and midshipmen gather in the most meaningful rivalry in college sports. As I watched this year, I did so not just as a member West Point Class of 1988, but also as a student of leadership and a civilian who depends on the military to insure my freedom. This blog is a partial list of the lessons I learned. Continue Reading…

Three Traits Veterans Bring To The Workplace

Leadership-Duty-Adaptability?  Hire A Vet!

Leadership – Duty – Adaptability. These are three traits that make veterans great hires. The business world may call them Management Experience – Accountability – Problem-Solving.

Many who have not served do not understand the experience veterans have beyond what they see in the media and/or from Hollywood. Veterans need to get better at discussing how Leadership – Duty – Adaptability make them invaluable to an employer. Continue Reading…

Leadership: What’s In It For Me?

What's In It For Me?

Often when I find myself dissatisfied with being a leader I can trace it back to one question, “What’s in it for me?” This may be a natural question many of us ask as we evaluate options, but it is a recipe for dissatisfaction and a bad attitude for leaders.

Don’t get me wrong. I love leading. But the benefits of leading are often intangible versus the tangible answers we are looking for when we ask, “What’s in it for me?” (WIIFM) Continue Reading…

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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IMPACT Talk Radio Host Dave Anderson 30 min interview with Media Entrepreneur Sandra Beck on Entrepreneurial Leadership

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Dave Anderson speaks with Media and Marketing Entrepreuner Sandra Beck about Entrepreneurial Leadership.

All past and current podcasts also available on iTunes. (Over 4 Million downloads to date!) 

Please rate us on iTunes as well!

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

Or download the podcast by clicking here and listen later!

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.

Small Goals Do Not Inspire People

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Small goals are uninspiring. If a leader wants a motivated team, setting the bar low or downplaying the difficulty of a tougher task is a big mistake.

“People do not exert themselves for little, unimportant goals. They work hard, take great risks, and let nothing stop them only for big goals.” – MG William A Cohen Continue Reading…

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