David Witt

David Witt is a Program Director for The Ken Blanchard Companies®. He is an award-winning researcher and host of the companies’ monthly webinar series. David has also authored or coauthored articles in Fast Company, Human Resource Development Review, Chief Learning Officer and US Business Review.

  • Using Temperament to Deepen Work Relationships

    Using Temperament to Deepen Work Relationships

    Understanding our Essential Motivators can be an important addition to self-awareness skill development says program director David Witt.

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  • Discovering Your Authentic Motivators at Work

    Discovering Your Authentic Motivators at Work

    Blanchard’s Essential Motivators learning experience helps people understand themselves—and find their motivation—through the lens of four different temperaments: Fire, Earth, Air, and Water.

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  • 4 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Keeping This Year’s Resolutions—Ask Madeleine

    4 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Keeping This Year’s Resolutions—Ask Madeleine

    Madeleine Homan Blanchard is on holiday break this week and will return with new questions from readers beginning on January 7th. While on break—and as we move into the new year, Madeleine...

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  • Ask Madeleine: The Top 5 of 2022

    Ask Madeleine: The Top 5 of 2022

    2022 will be remembered as a year of continued change as workers adapt to a post-COVID, hybrid work environment. This was reflected in the questions Madeleine received from her readers. Here is a...

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  • Becoming a More Inclusive Leader

    Becoming a More Inclusive Leader

    The more we learn about different identities, the more we realize we’ve only scratched the surface of so many others says DEI expert Jennifer Brown.

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  • Take a Quiet Approach to Reengaging Your People

    Take a Quiet Approach to Reengaging Your People

    Open up a conversation with your manager—and be sure to encourage your people to have this same discussion with you says researcher David Witt.

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  • Asking for Help When You’re Overextended

    Asking for Help When You’re Overextended

    As a manager, it’s important to address burnout in yourself or in others as soon as possible. Look for signs of exhaustion, withdrawal, negativity, or feelings of inadequacy says Vicki Halsey.

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  • Quiet Quitting:  A Step Down the Path Toward Complete Burnout?

    Quiet Quitting: A Step Down the Path Toward Complete Burnout?

    If you look closer, the root causes that lead to quiet quitting may be deeper than just too much work says researcher David Witt.

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  • Don’t Let Power Dynamics Derail Work Communications

    Don’t Let Power Dynamics Derail Work Communications

    Leaders can learn to carry their authority in a way that lifts, rather than lowers, the conversational capacity of their team says communication expert Craig Weber.

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  • New Blanchard Survey Explores Top Manager Challenges

    New Blanchard Survey Explores Top Manager Challenges

    The shift to hybrid work arrangements, and heightened turnover have been adding to an already long list of managerial challenges says Jay Campbell of The Ken Blanchard Companies

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  • Building a Better Organization

    Building a Better Organization

    We are standing at an important place and time says Scott Blanchard. We have the technology to create powerful, human-driven learning experiences in an ever-changing work environment.

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  • Leveraging the Power of Diversity

    Leveraging the Power of Diversity

    Diverse teams generate better decisions and outcomes by leveraging varied thoughts, backgrounds, and inputs. Learn how to make team diversity your edge to being more competitive and innovative.

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  • Bringing Coaching Skills into Your Organization

    Bringing Coaching Skills into Your Organization

    Coaching expert Madeleine Homan Blanchard looks at a four-step process for conducting a coaching conversation and four essential skills for managers to be more coach-like in their discussions.

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  • Empathy, Psychological Safety, and Servant Leadership

    Empathy, Psychological Safety, and Servant Leadership

    Drawing on key principles from their new book, Simple Truths of Leadership, authors Ken Blanchard and Randy Conley recommend that leaders focus on psychological safety and empathy when managing.

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  • 5 Questions to Ask During The Great Resignation

    5 Questions to Ask During The Great Resignation

    Leadership expert Vick Halsey shares a simple retention plan template featuring five content areas—Energy, Communication, Appreciation, Relationships, and Career.

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  • What Are YOUR Simple Truths of Leadership?

    What Are YOUR Simple Truths of Leadership?

    Effective leadership is an influence process where leaders implement everyday, commonsense approaches that help people and organizations thrive. Yet somehow, many of these fundamental principles...

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  • Becoming a Trusted Servant Leader

    Becoming a Trusted Servant Leader

    Ken Blanchard and Randy Conley share some of the key principles from their new book, Simple Truths of Leadership.

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  • Ask Madeleine: The Top 5 of 2021

    Ask Madeleine: The Top 5 of 2021

    2021 will be remembered as a year of change and it was certainly reflected in the questions Madeleine received from her readers. Here is a list of the top five most-viewed columns. They tell a...

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  • L&D Alert: Least Effective Training Reinforcement Strategies Among Most Commonly Used

    L&D Alert: Least Effective Training Reinforcement Strategies Among Most Commonly Used

    As a part of The Ken Blanchard Companies’ 2022 HR / L&D Trends Survey, respondents were asked to rank the effectiveness of various training reinforcement strategies. Email Reminders/Newsletters,...

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  • Survey Reveals 53% of L&D Execs Dissatisfied with Virtual Designs

    Survey Reveals 53% of L&D Execs Dissatisfied with Virtual Designs

    An ongoing challenge associated with the shift to virtual classrooms has been a perception that current virtual learning designs are not as effective as the face-to-face designs they are...

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