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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.

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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

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– 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

Exercise Duty

Leading in Your Twenties – How to Exercise Duty

Reliable, Initiative, Proactive, Accountable, Low Maintenance, Easy to work with, a “Go to” person, a Leader. These are the words and phrases people will use to describe you if you make it a habit to exercise Duty. This is a teammate everyone wants. This is a friend everyone wants. This is your company’s next generation of […]

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Exercise Selflessness

Leading in Your Twenties – How to Exercise Selflessness

On our best days, most people will look in the mirror and realize they did something selfish that day. Selfishness is part of our human nature. Beyond that, selfishness becomes more and more ingrained in our character as the years go on.  Why? Because practice makes perfect!

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Exercise Integrity

Leading in Your Twenties – How to Exercise Integrity

The generation of leaders emerging now needs to be different. If you are in your twenties and are dissatisfied with the status quo, you can not inspire change unless you exercise Integrity. People will not follow you if you exercise situational Integrity.  Unfortunately, situational Integrity is too prevelant among our leaders today.

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Exercise Humility

Leading in Your Twenties – How to Exercise Humility

We all want to follow leaders who exercise Humility. Yet when you see leadership failures, so many of those failures are the result of a leader’s pride. The leader won’t listen to another person’s opinion. The leader refuses to admit they might be wrong. Or the leader is more interested in how they look to […]

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Leading in Your Twenties – How to Exercise Courage

When have you chickened out? We have all failed to exercise Courage at times of testing. Maybe you didn’t speak up. Maybe you told someone what they wanted to hear instead of what they needed to hear. Maybe you did nothing because you didn’t want to deal with the potential negative consequences.

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Build Your Character

Leading in Your Twenties – How to Build Your Character

“Leaders must have Integrity.”  “A leader’s Character is vitally important.” “Be a servant leader.”  Many books or training seminars will stress the importance of Character or some aspect of Character. Few people argue with the idea that Character is important in leadership.  The problem is, nobody seems to talk about how to actually build your […]

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Bad Advice

Leading in Your Twenties – You’ve Been Given Bad Advice

Twenty somethings, you’ve been given bad advice. “Get a marketable degree and good grades from a big university. Get advanced degrees and have a lot of letters following your name. Get certified in something and publish papers.” When you are in your twenties, people tell you these things.  That bad advice is well intentioned. But […]

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Leading in Your Twenties – Prepare Yourself – School Didn’t Do It

If you are in your twenties, I have news for you. You did not get what you needed in high school and college if you are planning to be a leader. On top of that, most companies will not invest in developing you as a leader until you are already in a leadership position.  What’s […]

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Leading in Your Twenties – Don’t Wait to Be Told to Lead

“How do I get promoted to leadership?” seemed to be the top question people in their twenties asked me during my years leading in the corporate world. My reply was always, “Start leading now!” The fact is, too many talented people in their twenties wait for someone to tell them to lead.

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