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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Corporate Culture Left Adrift

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84% of employees do not believe their company’s culture is widely upheld according to a study by the Aberdeen Group.  The startling thing is the numbers are only slightly better for executives who answered that same survey – 81% admitted they are not doing a good job upholding the company culture.  These are the people who are responsible for reinforcing the culture!

A ship left adrift rarely ends up in port.  That ship usually ends up on the reef. Continue Reading…

Why a Good Leader Can Make a Bad Decision

Regret

It happens everywhere, and we are all vulnerable. In business, in the military, in non-profits and in churches good leaders succumb to a temptation. Every leader is vulnerable including me and you.

I am talking about moral decisions. Decisions that ruin our credibility, our reputations and our moral authority. The public is shocked. Our friends are surprised. And our family may be devastated.  Continue Reading…

What Makes Great Salespeople Great? – Interview with author & Sales Gravy CEO Jeb Blount with Dave Anderson on IMPACT Talk Radio

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Dave Anderson interviews Jeb Blount. Topic:  What Makes Great Sales People Great? (30 minutes)

Jeb Blount is the CEO of Sales Gravy (www.salesgravy.com) and the best selling author of Fanatical Prospecting along with 6 other best sellers.

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.

Coachability: A Window To Character

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Sometimes I witness something that makes my blood boil.  I see a kid dismiss a coach’s advice during a game.  They give the coach that “whatever” look or in some cases even verbalize their bad attitude.

I want to jump out of the stands and shake them.  I want to say, “Who are you to question someone who played the game you’re playing and has been teaching the game to hundred’s before you!” Continue Reading…

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…

The REAL Difference Between Leading and Managing

Business woman with so many paperwork in the office

Sometimes the tyranny of the urgent dominates a leader’s efforts. If that is the norm and you are not developing your people, you may be managing just fine, but you are not leading.

You can be a good manager without being a good leader. You can’t be a good leader without being a good manager.
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Integrity and “Just This Once” – Interview #2 with NYT Best Selling Author Karen Dillon and Dave Anderson on IMPACT Talk Radio

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Dave Anderson interviews New York Times best selling author Karen Dillon – Topic: Integrity and “Just This Once.” (30 minutes)

Karen Dillon is the former editor of the Harvard Business Review and author of How Will You Measure Your Life the New York Times Best Seller.

All past and current podcasts also available on iTunes. (Over 5 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.

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.

How To Find The Next Leader Among Your Employees

Manifying one person

Who is ready to lead? Someone has been promoted. Someone has left the company. Someone needs to be ready. But is that person already available or do you have to go outside the organization? That is the question.

There are a lot of highly skilled people waiting for a chance to lead. But, we all remember those great individual contributors that moved into leadership and struggled. Finding the right person is vital. But, it doesn’t have to be guess work. 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…

When the Devil Takes Over Your Meeting

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He called it playing the Devil’s Advocate.  We just called him the Devil. We were getting nowhere – as usual. Every time a new idea was brought up, the Devil poked holes in it.

As soon as he began to speak, you could see the joy and enthusiasm get sucked out of the room. Everyone would look at the floor and listen quietly realizing a new idea was about to bite the dust. Continue Reading…

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