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How to “Win the Locker Room”

“Losing the locker room” is not a condition limited to athletic teams. Any leader engaging in destructive, selfish, or other counter-productive behaviors risks losing the hearts, minds and esteem of his or her team. Following are five ways to be a leader who wins your “locker room,” and consistently draws the best effort and results out of your team.  Three Signs You Have yet to “Win the Locker Room,” or Have Outright Lost It  Team members comply, but they don’t commit. They routinely do just…See More
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Dave Anderson posted a blog post

How to “Win the Locker Room”

“Losing the locker room” is not a condition limited to athletic teams. Any leader engaging in destructive, selfish, or other counter-productive behaviors risks losing the hearts, minds and esteem of his or her team. Following are five ways to be a leader who wins your “locker room,” and consistently draws the best effort and results out of your team.  Three Signs You Have yet to “Win the Locker Room,” or Have Outright Lost It  Team members comply, but they don’t commit. They routinely do just…See More
Apr 17
Dave Anderson's blog post was featured

Consequences Aren't What's Harsh

In today’s pampered age and increasingly politically correct climate, “applying consequences” has somehow become perceived as harsh, unfair, or as demonstrating excessive intolerance. Frankly, however, what is truly harsh and unfair is allowing people to underachieve—or fail outright—on your leadership watch because you don’t have either the skill set or mindset to effectively apply consequences.What’s also harsh and unfair is allowing someone to lower team morale, create poor customer…See More
Apr 10
Mark Handlon commented on Dave Anderson's blog post Accountability Is up to YOU!
"Amazing article! It is difficult to take a top performer and knock them down because they refuse to buy into the culture. They feel they are above reproach because of the profitability they bring to the dealership. What they do not realize is the…"
Apr 8
Tree King commented on Dave Anderson's blog post Accountability Is up to YOU!
"Excellent, my boss preaches this daily!!!"
Apr 3
Pieter van der Leest commented on Dave Anderson's blog post Accountability Is up to YOU!
"Great article Dave! So many true statements.It is all about the culture you create in the work place. "
Apr 3
Dave Anderson's blog post was featured

Accountability Is up to YOU!

By definition, someone that leads is expected to “go in front; to show the way.” A key to leading by the right personal example—showing the way—is holding people accountable for behaviors and performances you’ve determined as essential for the organization’s success. Frankly, if you’re in a leadership position, holding others accountable isn’t an option—it’s your duty. Failing to consistently execute this duty results in ongoing damage to: your culture, team morale and momentum, your brand, the…See More
Mar 30
Dave Anderson posted a blog post

Accountability Is up to YOU!

By definition, someone that leads is expected to “go in front; to show the way.” A key to leading by the right personal example—showing the way—is holding people accountable for behaviors and performances you’ve determined as essential for the organization’s success. Frankly, if you’re in a leadership position, holding others accountable isn’t an option—it’s your duty. Failing to consistently execute this duty results in ongoing damage to: your culture, team morale and momentum, your brand, the…See More
Mar 30
Mark Handlon commented on Dave Anderson's blog post Consequences Aren't What's Harsh
"Excellent article Dave. The culture must be enforced from the top down. Even the boss's drinking buddies must be held accountable to the same standards as everyone else. Usually that will be where the whole idea begins to unravel."
Mar 27
DealerELITE commented on Dave Anderson's blog post Consequences Aren't What's Harsh
"Love it, Dave thank you for sharing"
Mar 27
Dave Anderson posted a blog post

Consequences Aren't What's Harsh

In today’s pampered age and increasingly politically correct climate, “applying consequences” has somehow become perceived as harsh, unfair, or as demonstrating excessive intolerance. Frankly, however, what is truly harsh and unfair is allowing people to underachieve—or fail outright—on your leadership watch because you don’t have either the skill set or mindset to effectively apply consequences.What’s also harsh and unfair is allowing someone to lower team morale, create poor customer…See More
Mar 8
Dave Anderson's blog post was featured

Give It Up!

In sports you hear much about an athlete being “in the zone,” where their focus is sharper and performance excels. But being in the zone doesn’t apply only to athletics; it’s relevant in any job or endeavor where performance matters.The “zone” is defined as: a temporary heightened state of focus that enables peak performance. With that in mind, our objective should be to make the state of heightened focus less temporary, so that peak performance can continue—and to help our people do likewise.…See More
Feb 22
Dave Anderson's blog post was featured

Followers Are Earned

The first section I teach in my Up Your Business 3.0 Super Leadership workshop is called, “How to Become a Leader Worth Following.” In it, I list eight essential traits leaders should demonstrate daily to add value to their team. I open the section with a few points for perspective on leadership: A title doesn’t make you a leader; it simply buys you time to become one—to earn influence or to lose it, to get the job done or to blow it.Ultimately, leadership is performance, not position. It’s a…See More
Feb 17
DealerELITE commented on Dave Anderson's blog post Give It Up!
"Love it, thank you Dave"
Dec 28, 2016
Chris Dimitris commented on Dave Anderson's blog post Give It Up!
"Love the post! Spot on! I believe that complacency is the worst of the lot, because the business landscape is constantly changing. Success can be a real killer. Just look at Circuit City or K-Mart or 7-Eleven as examples. I once had a boss that had…"
Dec 28, 2016
Dave Anderson's blog post was featured

Give It Up!

In sports you hear much about an athlete being “in the zone,” where their focus is sharper and performance excels. But being in the zone doesn’t apply only to athletics; it’s relevant in any job or endeavor where performance matters.The “zone” is defined as: a temporary heightened state of focus that enables peak performance. With that in mind, our objective should be to make the state of heightened focus less temporary, so that peak performance can continue—and to help our people do likewise.…See More
Dec 17, 2016

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Dave is president of Dave Anderson’s Learn To Lead, an international sales and leadership training and consulting company. Prior to beginning Learn To Lead, Dave enjoyed an extensive and successful career in the automotive retail industry.

Dave has given over 1,000 workshops and speeches over the past decade on sales and leadership development and has spoken in fifteen countries. Get daily updates and tips via Twitter @DaveAnderson100.

Dave is author of twelve books, including the TKO Business Series, Up Your Business, If You Don’t Make Waves You’ll Drown , How to Run Your Business by THE BOOK, and How to Lead by THE BOOK.

He authors a monthly leadership column for two national magazines and his interviews and articles have appeared in hundreds of publications including: The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily and US News & World Report. He was a featured speaker at the NADA Convention for ten straight years and is a frequent panelist on MSNBC’s Your Business show.

Dave, along with his wife Rhonda, is the co-founder of the Matthew 25:35 Foundation, whose mission is to bring food, housing, clothing, healing, and Christ to under-resourced and imprisoned people worldwide.

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How to “Win the Locker Room”

Posted on April 17, 2017 at 12:19pm 0 Comments

“Losing the locker room” is not a condition limited to athletic teams. Any leader engaging in destructive, selfish, or other counter-productive behaviors risks losing the hearts, minds and esteem of his or her team. Following are five ways to be a leader who wins your “locker room,” and consistently draws the best effort and results out of your team.

 

 

Three Signs You Have yet to “Win the Locker Room,” or Have Outright Lost…

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Accountability Is up to YOU!

Posted on March 30, 2017 at 2:13pm 3 Comments

By definition, someone that leads is expected to “go in front; to show the way.” A key to leading by the right personal example—showing the way—is holding people accountable for behaviors and performances you’ve determined as essential for the organization’s success. Frankly, if you’re in a leadership position, holding others accountable isn’t an option—it’s your duty. Failing to consistently execute this duty results in ongoing damage to: your culture, team morale and momentum, your brand,…

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Consequences Aren't What's Harsh

Posted on March 8, 2017 at 12:31pm 2 Comments

In today’s pampered age and increasingly politically correct climate, “applying consequences” has somehow become perceived as harsh, unfair, or as demonstrating excessive intolerance. Frankly, however, what is truly harsh and unfair is allowing people to underachieve—or fail outright—on your leadership watch because you don’t have either the skill set or mindset to effectively apply consequences.

What’s also harsh and unfair is allowing someone to lower team morale, create…

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Followers Are Earned

Posted on January 27, 2017 at 6:53pm 1 Comment

The first section I teach in my Up Your Business 3.0 Super Leadership workshop is called, “How to Become a Leader Worth Following.” In it, I list eight essential traits leaders should demonstrate daily to add value to their team. I open the section with a few points for perspective on leadership:



  • A title doesn’t make you a leader; it simply buys you time to become one—to earn influence or to lose it, to get the job done or to blow it.
  • Ultimately,…
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At 8:40pm on October 14, 2014, Timothy Marvel said…

Good evening Dave, hope your doing well. I just wanted to thank you for your input in January. I have my first book near completing, close to my 100 video posted, along with some of the other things you suggested. I hope when your in Dallas again we get the chance to visit.

Safe travels,

Tim Marvel

At 3:31pm on March 18, 2014, Timothy Marvel said…

Good afternoon Dave,

Welcome to Dallas!

At 2:00pm on March 7, 2013, David Villa said…

Hey Dave. If you could please call me on my cell whn you get a minute. 813-385-4750. I would like to offer some of your material within our client base. Thank you  

At 10:12pm on September 18, 2012, Michael Jessick said…

Hi Dave,

Thank you for your acceptance.

I was at the AutoCon luncheon when you spoke and being a man who rarely says no to good food, I stopped my meal took out my notebook and began taking notes. Upon my return and reading them, I thought maybe there was a video of the event or a presentation I could acquire. The speach was one that our dealer principal and others must here or see. If you can or cannot assist me thank you for a wonderful enlightening speach.

At 4:21am on September 16, 2012, Pat Kirley said…
Delighted to accept, I enjoy your blogs and share them with colleagues. Greetings from Dublin Ireland
At 11:54am on October 31, 2011, NATHANIEL BANKS said…

 Good morning Dave, Thanks for being great at what you do.  Have a great day today.  " All you can do is All you can do."  Les Brown

 

At 8:58am on October 29, 2011, Tom Collins said…

Great to e-meet you, thanks for the invite, great messages!

At 9:18pm on August 11, 2011, Pete Grimm said…
Thanks, Dave. I enjoy your posts, and have read your stuff for years. I look forward to getting to know you better. - Cheers, Pete
At 6:09pm on June 8, 2011, Frank Graham said…

Hi Dave,

I had the pleasure of hearing you a few years ago in Seattle WA at a Chevrolet SeaFair kickoff brunch sponsored by the Puget Sound Chevrolet Dealers. I transcribed my notes of your meeting and shared them with ownership. I found your presentation to be information rich, comprehensive, practical and most important founded in core values and principles. Thank you for your contribution to my life as well as the auto industry.

At 9:04am on May 18, 2011, David Martin said…
Hope all is well in your world. Take care
 
 
 

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