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 […]
Posts with the ‘Leadership’ tag
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.
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 […]
Leaders are needed! People want to be led by leaders who live lives that are consistent with what they claim to be important. I am unashamedly part of the leadership development/consulting industry. The industry was pioneered by gurus like Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy, Ken Blanchard and John Maxwell. They have all provided invaluable tools and […]
“That’s enough Lieutenant Anderson!” I sat down and stayed quiet for the rest of my battalion commander’s weekly meeting. I saw the smirk on our operations officer’s face. As I walked out of the room later, a friendly captain patted me on the back, shook his head and told me not to give up.
Dave Anderson interviews Social Selling Evangelist Mario Martinez Jr. Topic: Leaving Corporate Leadership and Leading as an Entrepreneur. (30 minutes) Social Selling Evangelist and Keynote speaker Mario Martinez of M3Jr Growth Strategies. Learn more at www.m3jr.com. All past and current podcasts also available on iTunes. (Over 5 Million downloads to date!) Please rate us on […]
How to Avoid Being an Unhappy Leader – Interview with NYT Best Selling Author Karen Dillon and Dave Anderson on IMPACT Talk Radio
Dave Anderson interviews New York Times best selling author Karen Dillon – Topic: How to Avoid Being an Unhappy Leader (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 […]
When I was promoted, I arrived at my first managers meeting having only met one of my peers. The group had a history together. I was an outsider. Over time, they all became my good friends. But, we had a rocky beginning. After a number of months, I realized that a few people believed I […]
“(Commitment is) doing what you said you were going to do, long after the mood you were in when you said you were going to do it has passed.” James Brown, Co-Founder Arena Growth Partners We all make commitments to others. Sometimes we wish we hadn’t made those commitments. It happens to me all the […]
“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.” -George Patton Based on this quote, I’ve been on teams that would have made General Patton crazy. You may have too. These are teams where people don’t speak up. Everyone is agreeable and all ideas are good – especially if the ideas came from the boss. […]