Ask Yourself What YOU Could Have Done Better

August 29, 2022
Executive Coaching

The morning news show I watch has really stepped up their game by not only delivering the news, but also some stories focusing on people and some noteworthy things they are doing.


They covered the recent Johnny Depp trial and after a decision was made, interviewed the attorney representing his ex-wife. Depp had won the case, so the news team wanted to interview her attorney to see how she felt about it.


The woman focused on what the Depp team did that was wrong and how he was such a public figure that he “got away” with something.


One of the newest members of the team is Nate Burleson, a former football player. He asked one of the best questions possible:


He said when he played football after his team lost a game, team members talked about what the other team did to them and how it wasn’t fair.  Burleson, however, always did some soul searching to think about what he could have done better.


In the television interview, Burleson asked her if she did a self-examination to think about what she could have done better.


She used a stalling technique of repeating his question, but instead she went down some bunny trails and ended up on a different subject.


We should all do this more:

When something goes wrong, let’s first ask ourselves what we could have done better.

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Dan Chiodo

Passion. Charisma. Results. It’s those values and a desire to see others achieve them for themselves that led Dan to found iMPACT Training & Development, a firm which offers training to guide individuals into a higher level of performance through executive coaching, motivational speaking, staff training and organizational development.


As a Certified Mastermind Executive Coach, Dan teaches courses in leadership development, communication, sales, customer service and time management, with a focus on hands-on learning strategies.


Dan’s experience and interest in time management led to writing his book PerfectTIMING which is available on his website, as well as, Barnes & Noble and other books stores.


Dan also serves as the Senior Associate to Dr. Bill Wallisch, founder of MAIN Point, which is a communications firm that specializes in strategic communication skills for organizations worldwide. Clients include astronauts and cosmonauts of NASA, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, General Mills and the White House. MAINPoint also prepares well-known personalities for appearances on national television programs, such as Today, Nightline, Good Morning America and Meet the Press.


Dan spent a great part of his career in the communications field, having served more than ten years as the President & Publisher of the Joplin (MO) Globe, which is one of the largest newspapers in Community Newspaper Holding’s (CNHI) groups of newspapers in the U.S.

Prior to that, Dan held several management positions with Ottaway Newspapers, the community newspaper division of Dow Jones, Inc. He has also worked at communications companies in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Minnesota and Missouri.


Dan graduated from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. He also attended the American Press Institute, Reston, Va., the management studies program at Kellogg University, Chicago, Ill., and Leaderpoint Management Development Institute, Overland Park, Ks. He also taught at the Bloomsburg Journalism Institute, Bloomsburg, Penn., and at Ashland Community College, Ashland, Ky. Dan was an instructor for the Xerox Professional Selling Skills program and administrated it for several Ottaway newspapers.


Dan’s assignments have taken him to countries such as Mexico, Panama, Australia, the UK and Dubai. He has also taught in the U.S. for companies such as General Mills, Nestle, Medtronic, Knutson Construction, the State of Missouri and Freeman Health System hospitals.


Dan is also on the John Maxwell Team of instructors and coaches, working with John to offer his courses throughout the country.

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