Posts with the ‘Destiny’ tag

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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Faith and Business – My Interview on Faith Positive Radio

I was recently interviewed by Dr. Joey Faucette on Faith Positive Radio.  The question was “How does my faith transfer into being successful in business?” To listen to this interview and other questions related to being a person of faith in today’s business world, Listen Here: Dave Anderson on Faith Positive Radio

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Two Ways You Know You Are About to Fail

Critiquing a basketball team or soccer team the day after a game is easy. ESPN has built a television empire by analyzing the mistakes made by coaches and players. The scrutiny is often insightful with multiple lessons for other coaches and players to consider. It is much easier to diagnose why someone failed AFTER the […]

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A Bad Start Can Lead To A Great Career

In my fifteen years of leading sales people I rejoiced with my new hires when they had a great first year. But, experience also taught me that early success could be the worst thing for some people. Success in sales or in any aspect of business is often determined by a person’s response to failure. […]

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How Calm People Stay Calm

He was more amped up then a Chihuahua after a can of Red Bull.  Here was my peer yelling at me because some people were sitting in the wrong area of a conference room during a sales meeting. When I told him we could “make it work as is”, he said “Well I am glad […]

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Courage: Where Do I Find It?

Courage is a buzzword I defined previously as:  To act without regard for perceived or actual personal risk. Is there anyone alive who does not wish to be courageous?  For courage to be part of my character, I must develop to the point where I am habitually acting in a courageous way in both the […]

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Leaders of Character: West Point’s Way

Headline:  West Point, The Best Public College in America — US News and World Report in 2011.  My alma mater opened in 1802 as an engineering school.  In 2011 it was ranked third in the nation for undergraduate engineering, still lockstep with its 200-year-old original purpose.  But at its heart, West Point is a leadership school. The primary […]

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Character: Don’t Have a Grandson with a Dog Collar

He's Not My Grandson...

Direct TV warns us:  “Don’t have a grandson with a dog collar.”  While I am tempted to blame my issues on the cable television industry, especially their “customer service centers”, I believe my issues, particularly my character issues are internally derived.

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