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Drive Drama-Babies from Your Dealership

There is little that is less productive for a team member to engage in than drama, and to subsequently become a “drama-baby” in the process. In fact, there is little that equals drama’s ability to distract from priorities, waste time, drain energy, and make Alps out of anthills.



“Drama” is the result of immature acts, committed by small-minded and selfish people who are either indifferent or oblivious to the negative value they inflict on both culture and teammates. While any of…

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Added by Dave Anderson on October 17, 2018 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Fix the Roof While the Sun is Shining

JFK once said, "The best time to fix the roof is when the sun is shining," meaning don't wait for something bad to happen before making a change. The natural tendency in life is to wait for the bottom to fall out before making a change to improve our life - we wait for the heart attack, for the spouse to walk out, to be passed over or fired, and more. This episode shares areas of your life where you can't afford to wait if you want to get to game changer status. Listen to it and go fix the…

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Added by Dave Anderson on October 2, 2018 at 1:48pm — No Comments

How to Lead from the Middle

The challenges posed by leading from the middle were framed well by John Maxwell who wrote, “One of the toughest things about being a leader in the middle of an organization is that you can’t be sure of where you stand. As a leader, you have some power and authority. You can make some decisions. You have access to some resources. At the same time, you lack power in other areas and if you overstep your authority, you can get yourself into real trouble. Unless you are the owner or CEO, your…

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Added by Dave Anderson on September 26, 2018 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Master the Art of Accountability

Join the LearnToLead team next month at our Elite Center for two whole days on accountability with "Mr. Accountability" himself - Dave Anderson! For details and event registration, visit https://bit.ly/2Q3ZHTk today, or call our team at 818-735-9503.…

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Added by Dave Anderson on September 26, 2018 at 11:16am — No Comments

How to Shift a Room

Sometimes you find yourself in a situation with others where there's an evident lack of positive energy, and no sense of hope or excitement. Whether it's during a meeting, at a gathering with friends, or even at the dinner table, you have the choice to be a passive participant in the misery or to take the lead and shift the energy in the room. Game changers take the latter option, and this episode shares four things you can do in these situations, to shift the room and leave it with a sense…

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Added by Dave Anderson on September 4, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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Added by Dave Anderson on August 30, 2018 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Spotting the “Right” Leaders in Your Organization



How do you spot potential leaders in your organization? Is it the person that keeps asking for the promotion, for more responsibility, and has the drive to push their way into a leadership position? Probably not. To paraphrase Oswald Sanders, “The office should seek the leader more than the leader seeks the office.” This is not to say that ambition to grow and to want promotions is undesirable. It is, in fact, desirable as long as the person clamoring for more power is not in a state…

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Added by Dave Anderson on August 10, 2018 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Despair Doesn't Mean Defeat

At different points in our life, we can be inspired by others' stories of overcoming setbacks, traversing through adversity, and getting over hard times - using them to help strengthen ourself or to help others in their time of need. In this episode, Dave shares a true and personal story to help you in that regard, and prepare you and those you care about to be better able to live the game changer life in the face of despair. Give it a listen at …

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Added by Dave Anderson on August 7, 2018 at 1:21pm — No Comments

The Game Changer Life Podcast - Release Update

Starting this week, to help listeners catch up on missed podcast episodes and fine tune aspects of their performance and life by revisiting some of the 110 I have recorded so far, we're starting a new cadence of weekly podcast releases: alternating between a Tuesday episode, and a Friday episode. Stay tuned for the Friday 2-Minute warning later this week, and next Tuesday's special can't-miss episode on the topic: Despair Doesn't Mean Defeat.…

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Added by Dave Anderson on July 31, 2018 at 12:58pm — No Comments

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Added by Dave Anderson on July 24, 2018 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Make Today a Masterpiece

In today's society there is too much of a prevailing mindset that we have "throw away days" - that it is excusable to perform less than your best today, because there is always tomorrow. We each only have so many days, and the danger of this mindset is that it will leave you falling short of reaching the game changer life. In this episode Dave shares ways that you can make not only today, but every day, a masterpiece. Get more out of each day and max it out with the help of this episode: …

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Added by Dave Anderson on July 24, 2018 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Learning Leadership from Coach John Wooden



The late and legendary John Wooden is regarded by many to be one of the greatest basketball coaches of all time. In his storied 40-year career as a coach his name became synonymous with success, having had only one losing season: his first. As the head of UCLA’s men’s basketball program, his teams won 10 National Championships in a 12 year span – 7 of which were in a row – and had four undefeated seasons. Prior to his death in 2010 at the age of 99, he was honored in the College…

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Added by Dave Anderson on July 11, 2018 at 5:32pm — No Comments

7 Ways to Benefit from Rejection

Rejection is a part of life. Whether it’s for a date, a job, a promotion, a loan, or something else, the way you handle rejection has the power to elevate or devastate you. In this show Dave shares 7 ways that you can interpret and benefit from rejection, so that it fuels you towards your goals, keeps…

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Added by Dave Anderson on July 10, 2018 at 12:46pm — No Comments

THIS is the Game Changer Life

What does living the game changer life really look like? What is the unstoppable mindset really all about? In this episode Dave answers these questions and more to help paint a portrait for you to see what living the game changer life is truly all about. Identify where you are in relation to the key points shared, and make adjustments to get or stay on track towards living the game changer life. Listen to it today on iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher, or at …

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Added by Dave Anderson on July 3, 2018 at 11:15am — No Comments

Giving a “Little Bit Extra”

In my Mission Unstoppable workshop (based on my book Unstoppable) I play a short video of six-time national champion and legendary Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant speaking to new recruits about the power of every player giving a “little bit extra” — across the board and at every game. There is a leadership application of this philosophy in business for, over time, lifting “caretaker” status team members to levels of performance that both they — and their manager — may not have…

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Added by Dave Anderson on June 21, 2018 at 4:44pm — No Comments

The Power of Robust Relationships

Part of living the game changer life is having robust relationships with people in all aspects of your life: if you're in the workplace, if you're on a team, with your family, and with your friends. Game changers understand what it takes to develop robust relationships with people, and this episode's 9 tips will help you not only bring your current relationships to a new level, but head into new relationships with the right mindset to make life more fulfilling, rewarding, and enjoyable.…

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Added by Dave Anderson on June 19, 2018 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Change the Game at Your Dealership

Change the game at your dealership by bridging the gap between the experience your customer has shopping for a car online and what they experience when they show up at your dealership. Are you ready to get SAVY? Visit www.easycare.com/LearnToLeadSAVY to learn more and schedule a demo. …

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Added by Dave Anderson on June 13, 2018 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Staying Hungry

In this episode, Dave welcomes special guest and three-time Big 10 basketball champion Max Bielfeldt to the LearnToLead studios. Together they discuss hunger in relation to goals, what constitutes a great teammate, remaining focused despite injuries and external conditions that may be outside of your control, and much more! Listen in to help ignite or refuel your hunger as you work towards the game changer life, and share it with those you care about to help them do the same. …

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Added by Dave Anderson on June 12, 2018 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Loyalty is Performance

Loyalty, tenure, and seniority are commonly confused, but game changers understand that loyalty is performance. Tenure and seniority can become a license for laziness for team members not content to work as hard or as smart as they once did; and, without a proper understanding of loyalty, you could be holding yourself back from living the game changer life. This episode shares ways you can show loyalty, so that you can evaluate your own mindset and performance, and help those you care about…

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Added by Dave Anderson on June 5, 2018 at 12:41pm — No Comments

If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes

In a world increasingly picking up speed, passive leaders have never been more vulnerable. Recent history has demonstrated in business it’s no longer so much a matter of the big eating the small, but the swift eating the slow. Obviously, this dynamic puts the careers of those content to wait for things to change on a leadership endangered species list. You know what I mean—those content to wait for:

• A better product: “Once the ‘X’ or ‘Y’ model gets here we’ll be rocking.”

• A…

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Added by Dave Anderson on May 23, 2018 at 11:48am — No Comments

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