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Dave Anderson commented on Dave Anderson's blog post My Un-Resume: Avoiding Reference Checks
"I am sorry I missed these comments.  Thanks guys for the encouragement!"
Jul 25, 2012
Peter A Ferguson commented on Dave Anderson's blog post My Un-Resume: Avoiding Reference Checks
"Brilliant. One of my mentors used to do clearance checks for the US Government and he always used the trick of asking references for references. But he would also look for the unlisted references by asking: "When [Joe] and his wife go to…"
Jul 1, 2012
Marc Stump commented on Dave Anderson's blog post My Un-Resume: Avoiding Reference Checks
"Your post taught me a bit about hiring practices, and the technique to have the person call you back ONLY if he has a positive reference is stroke of genius. I know of many people that would refuse to tell the truth about past employee being a…"
Jun 30, 2012
Dave Anderson posted a blog post

My Un-Resume: Avoiding Reference Checks

Brett was stealing from the company.  Primarily, he was stealing his salary because he rarely worked a full day.  However, I even found out after I fired him that he was also using his company credit card for personal household purchases!In the interview Brett was great.  He had a great resume and was a former college athlete.  He was funny and people were drawn to him.  He had all the tools to be successful. But, the truth was I hired a dud, and it was my fault.  I didn't do reference checks…See More
Jun 29, 2012
Dave Anderson posted a blog post

Success Vs. Leadership: Hiring Front Line Leaders

“There is a difference between success and leadership.” -Ross Strader, Senior PastorRecently, while spending time with my good friend Ross, he made that statement as we discussed leadership in our church.  His point was we often look for people who are successful in their jobs to find leaders for our churches, and we miss the mark.Success does not always predict leadership.  Whether it be in churches or in business, success should be considered when choosing leaders, but it can’t be the primary…See More
Jun 27, 2012
Dave Anderson posted a blog post

Roar Early So You Can Roar Later

When I relocated to Texas after 5 years managing in Buffalo, NY, I took over a team where one of the representatives had gone through initial training with me.  Lori and I had known each other for 10 years.Two months into being her boss, Lori asked me point blank, “What is your problem? This is not the Dave Anderson I expected.”My response was:  “Lori.  If I don’t roar now, I will never be able to roar later.”…See More
Jun 25, 2012
Dave Anderson posted a blog post

The Best Employee Retention Strategy

People couldn’t believe he jumped to another company.  Tom was an all-star salesman who won multiple sales awards over the last 5 years.  He earned sizable raises year after year and large bonuses.  It didn’t make sense to some.Tom called me multiple times during his final 6 months with the company.  He did not call to discuss his salary, bonus, or benefits.  His frustration was with his boss.…See More
Jun 14, 2012
Dave Anderson commented on Dave Anderson's blog post A Tribute: To A Fallen Friend and Hero
"Thanks Cari.  Your words and your thoughts help me to know that his memory will live on.  "
May 30, 2012
Dave Anderson posted a blog post

A Tribute: To A Fallen Friend and Hero

My best friend, Donnie Tillar convinced me to go to West Point.  He was a year older than I was.  Thanks to his persuasiveness I joined my childhood friend as part of the Corps of Cadets.  This is a Memorial Day tribute to Donnie.Donnie And Dave Graduation DayIn February of 1991, Donnie's Blackhawk helicopter was shot down in the last hours of Operation Desert…See More
May 29, 2012
Dave Anderson posted a blog post

Mistake Proof Equals Growth Proof

All real growth comes from mistakes.  My son did not go from crawling to running a few months later without falling down.  When he learned to walk, he fell after one step and got back up.  He fell after 2 steps and got back up again.  This pattern continued until he was running full speed through hallways of our home.Every kid learns to walk in close to the same way.  They fail, fail, and fail again until success finally comes.  They are not afraid of mistakes.  But something changes in us as…See More
May 14, 2012
Dave Anderson posted a blog post

To Hire A Low Maintenance Team: Hire Character

I am one of those guys who does not always get to control the TV remote in my house.  Because of this dynamic, my desire to watch Deadliest Catch or SportsCenter is put on hold so my wife can watch one of her cooking shows.One thing I often hear on these shows is to always start with the best ingredients:  really good vanilla, fresh vegetables or premium meats.  I see this as an essential for …See More
Apr 25, 2012
Dave Anderson posted a blog post

Leaders: Hire People Who Walk With A Limp

Adversity builds character.  I find that the people I admire have not always had things easy.  Somewhere, at sometime in their past, these people overcame circumstances in their lives that changed them.  They walk with a limp.Through my 15 years of interviewing, hiring and training people I discovered that finding people who walk with a limp is often an indicator of their character.In the business world, competency is the price of admission to any job or leadership position.  Competency alone…See More
Apr 20, 2012
Dave Anderson posted a blog post

Leaders All Want To Lead Low Maintenance Teams

Leaders when I say the words Low Maintenance Team a lot of you smile and think about a favorite team from your past.Some of you are wishing you had a Low Maintenance Team right now.I’ve had both low maintenance teams and high maintenance teams.And I know, WE ALL WANT TO LEAD LOW MAINTENANCE TEAMS.Most of my high maintenance teams occurred early in my 15 years of front line leadership. But as time went on, I adapted and developed systems and philosophies so my teams all became low maintenance…See More
Apr 13, 2012
Dave Anderson commented on Dave Anderson's blog post Courage: Where Do I Find It?
"The Duke has so many movie roles to choose from!  I love that mug. As the mug says, we act despite the fear.  It only takes one small act of courage to start a new habit of acting courageously.  We can all start today with something…"
Apr 9, 2012
Dave Anderson posted a blog post

New Leaders on New Teams: Step 2

Who's in charge?  I'm not.  Not as a new leader stepping in to lead a new team.  I must move my ego aside and realize that if I want to make things happen on my team. I must rely on influence leaders to drive for awhile.This is the third in a series of six blogs intended to help new leaders who are about to lead new teams.  I gave an overview two weeks ago of 5 Key Steps and began breaking down each step last week.  …See More
Apr 9, 2012
Tom Ballard commented on Dave Anderson's blog post Courage: Where Do I Find It?
"Great question. I don't know how deep you want to go with this, but here goes. As I do this, I am having my afternoon coffee out of my John Wayne coffee mug. As I bring the cup to my lips, the words written on the inside bu the top of the cup…"
Apr 9, 2012

Profile Information

How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
I am in the Coaching With Excellence program and have Dan's endorsement as a 48 Days Coach.

I hope to gain insights from those with more experience running a coaching and consulting business. I also hope I can share insights that will help others as well. A high tide raises all buoys!
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
I officially started Anderson Leadership Solutions in September 2011. I left my 20 year Fortune 50 Sales Leadership job in December 2011. As of today I am President and CEO of a multi-dollar company...Stay tuned!
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
I want to develop leaders of character as a consultant to organizations or a coach to individuals. The ability to impact the world through developing leaders of character as individuals or in organizations is what gets me up every morning.
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
I want to pursue my wife daily and prepare my kids for a life dedicated to impacting their world for Christ. I pray I will wait on God's best and not settle for my good enough.
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
I am passionate about seeing growth in individuals and organizations. If something or someone can be better, I feel a responsibility to make that happen. I am a clear communicator. If I am vague in my communications call me on it. I always try to speak with candor. When I get going on a topic that I am passionate about, there will be no doubt about it.
Do you have a website presence anywhere?
http://www.alslead.com
If you have a product or service to promote (now or in the near future) this is your shot to state it! Say all you'd like:
I create leadership development programs for organizations. I train sales teams. Finally, I coach high capability and high potential leaders and sales people.

Dave Anderson's Blog

My Un-Resume: Avoiding Reference Checks

Posted on June 29, 2012 at 8:50am 4 Comments

Brett was stealing from the company.  Primarily, he was stealing his salary because he rarely worked a full day.  However, I even found out after I fired him that he was also using his company credit card for personal household purchases!

In the interview Brett was great.  He had a great resume and was a former college athlete.  He was funny and people were drawn to him.  He had all the tools to be successful. But, the truth was I hired a dud, and it was my fault.  I didn't do…

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Success Vs. Leadership: Hiring Front Line Leaders

Posted on June 27, 2012 at 11:44am 0 Comments

“There is a difference between success and leadership.” -Ross Strader, Senior Pastor

Recently, while spending time with my good friend Ross, he made that statement as we discussed leadership in our church.  His point was we often look for people who are successful in their jobs to find leaders for our churches, and we miss the mark.

Success does not always predict leadership.  Whether it be in churches or in business, success should be considered when…

Continue

Roar Early So You Can Roar Later

Posted on June 25, 2012 at 5:52am 0 Comments

When I relocated to Texas after 5 years managing in Buffalo, NY, I took over a team where one of the representatives had gone through initial training with me.  Lori and I had known each other for 10 years.

Two months into being her boss, Lori asked me point blank, “What is your problem? This is not the Dave Anderson I expected.”

My response was:  “Lori.  If I don’t roar now, I will never be able to roar later.”…

Continue

The Best Employee Retention Strategy

Posted on June 14, 2012 at 8:27am 0 Comments

People couldn’t believe he jumped to another company.  Tom was an all-star salesman who won multiple sales awards over the last 5 years.  He earned sizable raises year after year and large bonuses.  It didn’t make sense to some.

Tom called me multiple times during his final 6 months with the company.  He did not call to discuss his salary, bonus, or benefits.  His frustration was with his boss.…

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At 10:28pm on February 6, 2012,
Group Leader
Joel Boggess
said…

Hi Dave -- Welcome to the 48 Days community. We're glad you joined.

This is the idea and social networking site for people that want to create their own opportunity.

Depending on your interests, there is a wide selection of discussion groups to get involved with. If you are interested in getting in touch with purpose and calling, here is the link to ours, finding your voice.


To Get started and make the most of your experience, visit our handy get started tutorial page. You'll find how-to videos and suggestions.


-joel
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At 12:03pm on January 31, 2012,
Group Leader
Rob Clinton
said…

Hi Dave,

Just stopping by to welcome you to the amazing 48days community! I see you made Coaching with Excellence, and you’ve already dived into some discussions and started making a presence. Way to go! 

I’m a long time member here, who truly believes in the 48 days vision and this community. I can truly testify that the power behind this community is the reason for my success and business. So whenever I can, I like to reach out to see who I can help. If you have any questions, or you start feeling overwhelmed right off the bat, because there is just so much great content, discussions, and just lots of great stuff happening, feel free to reach out and let me know! I would love to help guide you here.

Many blessings on your journey, and by all means… Enjoy the adventure!

~Rob Clinton 

At 6:49pm on January 29, 2012,
Group Leader
Sutton Parks
said…

Dave

      It was great to meet you at Coaching With Excellence this past week!  What a great group!  I appreciate you and look forward to staying connected here.

Sutton Parks

At 6:32pm on January 29, 2012,
Group Leader
Connie Foster
said…

Dave,

Welcome to the community. As you explore this site, you will find much encouragement and support. Best wishes in the pursuit of your dreams.

Connie

www.strokecaregiving.com

At 3:44pm on January 29, 2012, Erin Casey said…

Hi Dave,

You'll get some great info in the Write it Forward group aobut web writing. A couple other great resources include Justin Lukasvige (http://www.coachradio.tv/) and the Blogging Your Passion group here on 48days.net.

Keep us posted on your progress and let us know how we can help!

Best,

Erin Casey

www.mywritersconnection.com  

 

 

At 6:59am on January 29, 2012, Erin Casey said…

Hi Dave,

I wanted to send a quick welcome to the Write it Forward, Real Success and Profit for Writers group. We're glad you're here!

The group's discussion forum is packed with ideas, and is great place to get feedback on your work, ideas and questions. Jump into the conversations and let us know how we can help you reach your writing goals.

Best,

Erin Casey

Feeling stuck? Get 5 free tips for overcoming writer's block at www.mywritersconnection.com. Happy writing!

At 9:50pm on January 28, 2012, Joan Smith said…

Hey Dave,

It was nice meeting you this week. I know you will do great in anything you set your mind to. YOu made some good points regarding leadership.

Joan

At 5:44pm on January 28, 2012, Jini Charley said…

Hi Dave,

Welcome to the community. I hope your membership here improves your business, if you have one, and your life.

If you don't yet have a business, feel free to look around and I'm sure you'll find one that will work for you.

Let me know how I can help you with anything.

Feel free to make friends, join groups, add discussions, give advice, anything to assist your fellow community members.

In the meantime, here's a free ebook from Raymond Aaron I think you might enjoy: Double Your Income Doing What You Love

God bless...

Jini

Make Money Online With Jini

At 10:41am on January 28, 2012,
Group Leader
Kent Julian
said…

Hi Dave,

I try to take time each week to welcome new members to 48Days.Net. So, let me say "welcome" to you! I know you will find this to be a great site filled with people who are experiencing true success in both life and work.

One thing I noticed on your profile is you have many great competencies. Knowing these is great and key to having a successful life.

Also, I'd like to point out that one of the best places to connect with other liked-minded people here is in the GROUPS section. There are groups for just about every interest you can think of, and if you can't find a group that interests you, you can start one. Groups are my favorite part of 48Days.Net!

Finally, if you happen to be a speaker or author (or want to become either), check out these two groups. They are two of the most popular groups on the site because of all the great conversation taking place:

* Speak It Forward -- REAL Success and Profit for Speakers!
* Write It Forward -- REAL Success and Profit for Writers!

Again, enjoy 48Days.Net. It's a great place to be!

Live it forward,
Kent Julian
www.liveitforward.com

At 10:04pm on January 27, 2012, Elmer Querubin said…

Dave,

You definitely inspire me.  You've got an amazing family and I love your leadership mindset - and yet very humble.  You are a Modern Day Warrior!

Elmer

 
 
 

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