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…Continue
“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
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
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.…Continue