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"Dave - Yes, "they never experience these solutions and grow". Then at some point these same managers find new jobs where they are now the one with the unusual techniques - but they are inept at adapting.  On the large stage we have…"
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The Danger of Micromanagement

Micromanagement is often misunderstood. On one hand, leaders are wrongly accused of it by followers not wanting to live up to certain standards; in other cases managers strangle the potential and drain the passion from its best people by nitpicking them and becoming overinvolved in their jobs. To accurately assess whether micromanagement is taking place, or not, we should first understand its definition: to control with excessive attention to minor details. Two key words in this definition are:…See More
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steven chessin commented on Dave Anderson's blog post The Danger of Micromanagement
"Dave -The only position most dealers advertise for is entry-level salesmen with little or no experience - we will train.   A self-fulfilling prophesy for micromanagement. "If you hire the wrong people you’ll have little choice…"
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The Danger of Micromanagement

Micromanagement is often misunderstood. On one hand, leaders are wrongly accused of it by followers not wanting to live up to certain standards; in other cases managers strangle the potential and drain the passion from its best people by nitpicking them and becoming overinvolved in their jobs. To accurately assess whether micromanagement is taking place, or not, we should first understand its definition: to control with excessive attention to minor details. Two key words in this definition are:…See More
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Seven Ways to Increase Employee Engagement

The past few years have brought a stronger awareness of the importance of engaged employees in the workplace. In fact, “employee engagement” has become a mantra for manufacturers and dealers alike in their quest to attract, develop and retain talent. At the same time, conventional wisdom has long asserted that happy and satisfied employees should be a priority, and many assume that if employees are happy with their work and satisfied with their workplace that their engagement is a given. This…See More
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Five Key Reasons Managers Don't Hold People Accountable

Dave describes why managers don't hold their people accountable and how to improve this key leadership responsibility.
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How to Lead by Personal Example

A quick way to lose credibility is with a leadership style that says “don’t do as I do, do as I say”. If you’ve ever wondered why your people haven’t bought into you like you think they should, or how to earn even greater buy-in I suggest that doing a better job of leading by example is a great place to begin. Following are ten places to focus on in this regard:       Be truthful. If “integrity” is one of your core values, but you instruct a receptionist to tell a caller you’re not in when you…See More
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Business Lessons from the Dojo

Within our new LearnToLead Elite Training Center adjacent to our Agoura Hills, California offices, I have a “Wall of Influencers”. On the wall are three separate photo displays where I’m posing with a substantial mentor in my life: John Maxwell, Zig Ziglar and Johnny Gyro. Maxwell and Ziglar are renowned writers, speakers, teachers and motivators. Johnny Gyro is not known in business circles, but as a ninth dan seven-time world champion karate master, represented in three separate karate halls…See More
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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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So, You Want a Raise?

Posted on August 21, 2015 at 3:31pm 0 Comments

When I was just out of school during the disastrous Carter economy of the late 70’s my short-order cook’s job in a Texas truck stop paid $3.35 an hour. The truth was, I needed around $10.00 per hour to pay my bills; but that didn’t change the reality that frying eggs, making toast and stuffing burgers in buns was worth $3.35 hourly.

To make ends meet I had a few options: work longer hours, find a better or additional jobs, or upgrade my skills so that they were worth $10.00 or…

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The Danger of Micromanagement

Posted on July 23, 2015 at 11:29am 4 Comments

Micromanagement is often misunderstood. On one hand, leaders are wrongly accused of it by followers not wanting to live up to certain standards; in other cases managers strangle the potential and drain the passion from its best people by nitpicking them and becoming overinvolved in their jobs. To accurately assess whether micromanagement is taking place, or not, we should first understand its definition: to control with excessive attention to minor details. Two key words in this…

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Business Lessons from the Dojo

Posted on June 16, 2015 at 6:24pm 5 Comments

Within our new LearnToLead Elite Training Center adjacent to our Agoura Hills, California offices, I have a “Wall of Influencers”. On the wall are three separate photo displays where I’m posing with a substantial mentor in my life: John Maxwell, Zig Ziglar and Johnny Gyro. Maxwell and Ziglar are renowned writers, speakers, teachers and motivators. Johnny Gyro is not known in business circles, but as a ninth dan seven-time world champion karate master, represented in three separate karate…

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How to Lead by Personal Example

Posted on May 11, 2015 at 2:06pm 4 Comments

A quick way to lose credibility is with a leadership style that says “don’t do as I do, do as I say”. If you’ve ever wondered why your people haven’t bought into you like you think they should, or how to earn even greater buy-in I suggest that doing a better job of leading by example is a great place to begin. Following are ten places to focus on in this regard:

  1.        Be truthful. If “integrity” is one of your core values, but you instruct a receptionist to tell a…
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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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