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

Ten Courage Tests For Leaders

Tests come in all shapes and sizes. There are homework quizzes, pop quizzes, exams, and finals. When it comes to tests of Courage, many leaders believe they can wait for finals and pull out a passing grade or even an “A”. But if we have we have never taken those preliminary tests, how can we […]

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The Right Stuff

Leader Development – The Right Stuff

Just because we hand somebody a new set of tools, it does not make him a carpenter. Many corporate initiatives in leader development do the same thing. They hand out good tools and wonder why the people aren’t becoming better leaders.

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Leadership and Vision – Am I Enjoying The Ride?

Reactionary, stressed out, short-fused, and negative – when I am like this it is usually because I have lost sight of my vision. I am focused on the short term and forgot how to enjoy the ride I am on. A leader without vision, is doomed to fail at work and at home. 

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Three Keys To Growing as a Leader

“I know what I am doing now.”  That is what I thought after a few years leading sales teams. I thought I had arrived.  But each time I allowed myself to think that, I was proven wrong. It took awhile, but I finally realized becoming a leader has no end point.

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Leadership: What’s In It For Me?

Often when I find myself dissatisfied with being a leader, I 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.

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Would You Follow You?

We spend a lot of time complaining about our leaders. Whether its politicians, supervisors, or coaches, most of us dwell on the shortcomings of others. Stop and ask yourself: Would you follow you?

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The Three Criteria Before You Fire Them

“I will do everything I can to help you be as successful as you want to be…right up to the point I realize I am working harder at it than your are.” I believe everyone I work with deserves my best. But at times, my desire to help them goes way beyond their desire to […]

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The Guts To Be a Leader of Character

Leadership if not for the wimpy. The challenges leaders face at work and at home will test your mettle. You will have to make choices of all sizes. Fear and discomfort are part of leading. Facing that fear and discomfort displays the guts it takes to be a Leader of Character.

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Leaders – Who Sets The Standards?

My boss had some pretty high standards.  In fact, he often bragged that his standards were higher than those of his peers. When I came onto the team, I liked his approach.  I truly believed that a leader who set high standards got more out of people and had better teams.  I was wrong, and […]

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