Dave Anderson - Leadership Speaking, Development, Consulting, and Training

I'm Dave Anderson, a leadership speaker, trainer and consultant. I help business leaders build a culture of character, courage, accountability and trust. As a West Point graduate who spent 20 years in leadership at a Fortune 50 company, my goal is to have IMPACT on you and your team.
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News Flash: We Are All Called to Lead

We are all leaders

“I’m just not the leader type.” Some people say this because they misunderstand leadership. Some people say this because they don’t want the responsibility that comes with being a leader.

Let me clear something up. We are all called to lead! Avoiding leadership is next to impossible. Many people say leadership is influence. If that is true, then we should all consider ourselves leaders.

No matter where I am or who I am, I have influence.   There is truly only two ways I can influence someone. I can either make them worse or make them better. Continue Reading…

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…

One Thing Great Coaches Like Coach K Do

Which one's the coach?

It was 1979 and I was sitting on a slab of concrete in the 90 degree heat at a summer basketball camp.  I was about to be in 8th grade and loved basketball.

I wanted to show the coach of the local college that I was willing to do anything to get better.  The coach was on the court demonstrating how we were supposed to play good man-to-man help defense.  He was sweating like I was, and I loved it.

Though he was young and in his first head coaching job, I thought he one of the greatest coaches alive. His name was Coach Mike Krzyzewski, and he wasn’t just modeling good defense.  He was modeling good coaching. Continue Reading…

My Un-Resume: I Didn’t Exercise Ugly Leadership

My Un-Resume

In a hotel bar in Orlando, a peer of mine was acting like the south end of a north-facing horse during a convention we were attending…and I did nothing about it. I failed as a leader that night.

I am still disappointed in myself because I failed to act like a leader when someone needed to step forward. The situation was not a pretty one. I chose not to deal with an ugly situation, and therefore I failed to exercise Ugly Leadership. 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.

 

Leadership Motto – SEE, SEIZE, and SERVE

See, Seize and Serve

Good leaders see the need, seize the opportunity, and serve without expecting anything in return. Who wouldn’t want to work for a leader like this? What about working beside people who – SEE, SEIZE and SERVE?

A great team motto would be SEE, SEIZE and SERVE. When I talk to leaders about establishing core values and making them come to life, I often talk about the importance of communicating “What good looks like” to the teams they lead. Continue Reading…

Four Words That Separate a Leader from a Manager

Leader Vs. Manager

“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 Brian Brandt of Core Insights

Dave Anderson of Anderson Leadership Solutions interviews Brian Brandt of Core Insights. Do you know what you stand for? Does your team? Learn how to take your core values from pious words on a website and bring them to life in your team! 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 Benefits of Covenant Leadership

Covenant Leadership

There is a difference between a contract and a covenant. A contract basically says, “I will do this if you do that.” A covenant says “I am going to do this no matter what you do.”

Ask yourself, “Do I lead with a contractual mindset or a covenant mindset?” There are four benefits to all of us who lead if we exercise Covenant Leadership – whether we are leading a company, a team, or a family. Continue Reading…

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