Dave Anderson – Leadership Author, Keynote Speaker, Trainer, and Character Evangelist

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I truly believe people follow us because of WHO WE ARE and not because of what we can do. Whether I am keynote speaking or leading seminars I am told over and over again, “No one is talking about this stuff, Dave.” If other experts do talk about character or integrity, they tell us we must have it, but they rarely explain how to develop character or integrity.

If you want:

  • A speaker who provides more than just a sugar high and actually pushes audiences to grow
  • A passionate Character Evangelist who challenges the leadership status quo
  • A real plan for growing Leaders of Character in your midst

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West Point Style Leadership

My Father, General Jim Anderson

My father, The Master of the Sword at West Point, taught me that leadership is a blend of competence and character. My school, West Point showed me continuous character education and reinforcement is the way to grow exceptional leaders of character from high potential people. My 20 plus years in a Fortune 50 company illustrated that focusing development on competence training alone is inadequate.

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What Dave’s Clients are Saying

“I received more value in the first session than all of the seminars and workbooks from the last 20 years put together.”
– Telecom Company President

“I have been to many leadership classes. This is by far the most enjoyable learning experience I’ve been part of!”
– Company President

“Any company that wants to develop leaders in their organization needs to use (Dave Anderson) and his program.”
– C-Suite Executive

“Helped me to set goals, view my values and make me realize my character makes a difference in other’s lives.”
– Frontline Leader in Healthcare

Dave's Recent Blog Posts

Decision Makers

Two Habits of Wise Decision Makers

There is a reason a teenager’s car insurance payment is double that of older drivers! We don’t come out of the womb as wise decision makers.  Let’s face it.  We are where we are in life because of the decisions we make. Some people have lives and careers full of regrets. Yet some people seem to […]

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Wanted: A Coach – Wimps Need Not Apply

I was a wimp for three years.  I was a coach for twelve more after that.  Add it up and I spent fifteen years in sales leadership at a Fortune 50 company.  Not surprisingly, my success as a leader came in those final twelve years.  I realized, with the help of the people I was […]

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Your Choices Make You or Break You

Each time we are faced with a choice, we are either moving closer to the person we want to be or further from it.   Who we are as a person is determined by the choices we make in life. Courage is a choice. Humility is a choice. Integrity is a choice. Selflessness is a choice. […]

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The Dearth of Moral Courage in Leadership

“It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.” – Mark Twain King Solomon once stated, “there is nothing new under the sun.” It seems the lack of moral Courage among leaders was as common in Mark Twain’s day as it is in our day. This […]

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Velocity of Business

The People vs. The Velocity of Business

“The velocity of business today prevents me from spending time on developing my people.” , admitted the senior leader.  I was leading a table discussion among the senior leadership team of a multi-billion dollar company, and this leader was humble enough to admit the truth. He’s not alone. Almost everyone is being asked to do more […]

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General James Mattis on Ethical Standards

On August 4, 2017 General James Mattis, the United States’ Secretary of Defense sent the following memo to every member of the Department of Defense.  Ethical behavior from our military’s leaders is expected by the public and by the military itself. General Mattis makes it clear how each officer, enlisted, and civilian personnel should behave […]

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Leadership Development Improves The Bottom Line

We don’t lack smart people in business these days.  Smart people are everywhere.  We lack leaders. The latest studies are proving leadership equates to profits.  Developing good leaders does more to effect the bottom line of an organization than hiring yet another top graduate from a famous school.

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Compliant Teams Vs. Committed Teams

Playing within the rules is a given in business. But, the increased communication around compliance has a negative side effect. Compliance becomes a goal in and of itself. The implication is that if I have a compliant team, I am a successful leader. Not true.

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Teamwork: A Navy SEAL’s Definition

Who doesn’t love the Navy SEALs?  Answer:  The enemy’s of freedom.  But to the rest of us, these warriors are heroes.  They are the elite of the elite. They understand teamwork and define it with simplicity.

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