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Reality Rebuttal to “Conventional” Nonsense

Our business is filled with common complaints, cop outs, clichés, conventional wisdom, and excuses that will keep you average if you buy into them. As you read over the following list determine how many you have heard, said, or bought into. Then consider the reality rebuttal, offered with the intent to create a healthier perspective on each issue. 1.       There’s a shortage of talented people in my area. Reality rebuttal: It’s unlikely the Creator got ticked off at your area and stopped…See More
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Jane Finch Haines commented on Dave Anderson's blog post Four Ways to Keep a Fanatical Focus
"Sounds simple, right?  It really takes focus to stay focused with the daily interruptions.  Really valuable advice."
Aug 28
Dave Anderson's blog post was featured

Four Ways to Keep a Fanatical Focus

After decades of working in, and consulting with, the marketplace I’ve become convinced that the vast majority of people who miss their potential are not lazy; they are unfocused. Many put their hearts and energies into building a great career, business and life, yet never rise above mediocrity. Others become wildly successful, but still fall far short of what they could have accomplished had they focused their time, energy, talents and resources more intensely on a daily basis.  Following are…See More
Aug 26
DealerELITE commented on Dave Anderson's blog post Four Ways to Keep a Fanatical Focus
"Another excellent article from Dave Anderson, Thank you for helping our industry grow "
Aug 24
Dave Anderson commented on Dave Anderson's blog post Four Ways to Keep a Fanatical Focus
"Thank you Mike. Glad you found it helpful."
Aug 22
Mike Elliott commented on Dave Anderson's blog post Four Ways to Keep a Fanatical Focus
"Dave, Thanks for posting this thought provoking article. These four points you highlight are very helpful advice in any industry and for any stage of our careers. Good stuff!"
Aug 22
Dave Anderson posted a blog post

Four Ways to Keep a Fanatical Focus

After decades of working in, and consulting with, the marketplace I’ve become convinced that the vast majority of people who miss their potential are not lazy; they are unfocused. Many put their hearts and energies into building a great career, business and life, yet never rise above mediocrity. Others become wildly successful, but still fall far short of what they could have accomplished had they focused their time, energy, talents and resources more intensely on a daily basis.  Following are…See More
Aug 19
Dave Anderson's video was featured

"The Danger of Entitlement" Part 1

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Dave outlines the symptoms and dangers of entitlement, and explains how it diminishes high performance cultures.
Aug 5
Dave Anderson's blog post was featured

Four Ways to Measure Managers

Ultimately, we all are measured by results. However, results alone can be a misleading indicator for how effective a manager is in his or her role. For instance, while speaking recently in the UK, I cautioned that the fact they have the fastest growing economy in the western world, and are having their best automotive retail sales year since 2005, is very possibly disguising the stench of mediocre management within aspects of their operations. Hot economies, popular products and favorable…See More
Aug 5
Dave Anderson and Ashley Meyers are now friends
Aug 4
James Klaus commented on Dave Anderson's blog post Four Ways to Measure Managers
"This is a truly excellent post.  I think we in the dealer world need to hold our leaders much more accountable.  "
Jul 30
Mike Elliott commented on Dave Anderson's blog post Four Ways to Measure Managers
"Excellent points: great article Dave."
Jul 30
DealerELITE commented on Dave Anderson's blog post Four Ways to Measure Managers
"Dave Thanks for sharing another Excellent Article on dE"
Jul 29
Dave Anderson posted a blog post

Four Ways to Measure Managers

Ultimately, we all are measured by results. However, results alone can be a misleading indicator for how effective a manager is in his or her role. For instance, while speaking recently in the UK, I cautioned that the fact they have the fastest growing economy in the western world, and are having their best automotive retail sales year since 2005, is very possibly disguising the stench of mediocre management within aspects of their operations. Hot economies, popular products and favorable…See More
Jul 28
Dave Anderson's video was featured

Become a League of Your Own Highlight Speaking Clips

Select speaking tips from a live keynote Dave delivered on creating outstanding customer experiences: "Become a League of Your Own". To book Dave for your ev...
Jul 15
Dave Anderson's blog post was featured

Ten Tips to Retain Talent

At a Fortune business conference in 2003 a moderator asked Indra Nooyi, now Chairperson and CEO of PepsiCo: “As a leader, what keeps you awake at night?”Without a second’s pause Nooyi replied, “Retaining my talent.”Any leader wishing to measurably grow their organization is wise to list the same concern at the top of their list. Following are ten tips to retain talent; there is actually good and bad news. The good news is that these are principles, and if you follow them you will succeed in…See More
Jul 15

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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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Reality Rebuttal to “Conventional” Nonsense

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 5:33pm 0 Comments

Our business is filled with common complaints, cop outs, clichés, conventional wisdom, and excuses that will keep you average if you buy into them. As you read over the following list determine how many you have heard, said, or bought into. Then consider the reality rebuttal, offered with the intent to create a healthier perspective on each issue.

 

1.       There’s a shortage of talented people in my area.

 

Reality rebuttal: It’s…

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How to Pull Away From the Pack!

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 3:24pm 7 Comments

Successful businesses are so common today in most industries that it’s easy for them to become complacent just because you’re “making money” or doing better than last year. Because of their ubiquity, successful companies have come to bore me. They’re certainly the rule rather than the exception, and most are so content with how they’re doing they spend a lot more time talking about becoming great or getting to the next level than they do taking the action necessary to make it…

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Four Ways to Keep a Fanatical Focus

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 8:08pm 4 Comments

After decades of working in, and consulting with, the marketplace I’ve become convinced that the vast majority of people who miss their potential are not lazy; they are unfocused. Many put their hearts and energies into building a great career, business and life, yet never rise above mediocrity. Others become wildly successful, but still fall far short of what they could have accomplished had they focused their time, energy, talents and resources more intensely on a daily…

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Four Ways to Measure Managers

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 4:33pm 3 Comments

Ultimately, we all are measured by results. However, results alone can be a misleading indicator for how effective a manager is in his or her role. For instance, while speaking recently in the UK, I cautioned that the fact they have the fastest growing economy in the western world, and are having their best automotive retail sales year since 2005, is very possibly disguising the stench of mediocre management within aspects of their operations. Hot economies, popular products and favorable…

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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
At 7:29pm on April 28, 2011, Cathy Aron said…
Thanks Dave, much appreciated!
 
 
 

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