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.

  • Don’t Forget to Address These Five Concerns When Leading Change

    Don’t Forget to Address These Five Concerns When Leading Change

    Dr. Vicki Halsey, vice president of applied learning at The Ken Blanchard Companies, shares five communication strategies for successfully leading change.

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  • 3 Prerequisites for Earning the Right to Coach Others

    3 Prerequisites for Earning the Right to Coach Others

    MadeleineBlanchard shares three coaching prerequisites for those striving to be great leaders who coach— first, a focus on serving others, second, self awareness, and third, self regulation.

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  • Don’t Make Assumptions About Team Behavior

    Don’t Make Assumptions About Team Behavior

    Leading a successful team requires clarity, communication, and a process says Vicki Halsey of The Ken Blanchard Companies. Unfortunately, most people have never been trained in any of these.

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  • Stepping Boldly into 2021

    Stepping Boldly into 2021

    Scott Blanchard shares suggested action steps for the content, design, and measurement of leadership development programs heading into 2021.

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  • Ask Madeleine: The Top 5 of 2020

    Ask Madeleine: The Top 5 of 2020

    2020 was quite a year 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 story of the year we’ve...

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  • Learning and Development Trends for 2021

    Learning and Development Trends for 2021

    Jay Campbell of The Ken Blanchard Companies shares initial results of the 2021 HR L&D Trend Survey from over 1,000 leadership, learning, and talent development professionals.

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  • COVID Has Set the Stage for L&D Reinvention

    COVID Has Set the Stage for L&D Reinvention

    Learning design experts Ann Rollins and Britney Cole encourage L&D professionals to rethink their leadership development plans to create more engaging experiences for learners.

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  • Leadership Development: Finding Your Place in the Digital Future

    Leadership Development: Finding Your Place in the Digital Future

    Solutions architects Ann Rollins and Britney Cole discuss the future of L&D and how virtual training can still maintain human connections and allow for practice, application, and learning from others.

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  • Brendon Burchard on Taking Back Your 2020

    Brendon Burchard on Taking Back Your 2020

    Brendon Burchard explains why & how some people perform at a higher level than others. Learn which habits successful people practice to sustain long-term success in all aspects of their lives.

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  • Need a New Plan for the Next 18 Months?

    Need a New Plan for the Next 18 Months?

    Master certified coach Madeleine Blanchard shares a three-step process for reinventing yourself in a COVID world.

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  • 6-Week Online Class Provides Better Experience than 1-day Classroom Design, says Industry Expert

    6-Week Online Class Provides Better Experience than 1-day Classroom Design, says Industry Expert

    Recent technology advances have made it a lot easier to create the type of collaborative learning experiences today’s organizations are looking for, says Scott Blanchard, president of The Ken...

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  • Building Your Conversational Capacity®

    Building Your Conversational Capacity®

    Craig Weber discusses Conversational Capacity, a critical leadership competency. You’ll learn the impact of learning from diverse perspective approaching conversations with different minded people.

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  • The Best Way to Show You Care during Difficult Times

    The Best Way to Show You Care during Difficult Times

    “I’m sure you’ve heard the saying People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. And that is so true for anyone who is in a leadership role today,” says Kathy Cuff, senior...

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  • 3 Ways to Meet People Where They Are on New Tasks and Processes

    3 Ways to Meet People Where They Are on New Tasks and Processes

    “So many of us are dealing with changes to our work routines. It’s generating a mountain of new requests and tasks that require us to get things done using new guidelines, practices, and...

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  • Use a High Involvement Approach When Leading Change

    Use a High Involvement Approach When Leading Change

    As leaders begin to consider how they are going to re-open their businesses, Blanchard change expert Judd Hoekstra emphasizes that change is a process best done with people, not to people.

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  • Leading in the New Normal

    Leading in the New Normal

    We can choose to ignore the change, lament the way things used to be, or deal with the new reality, find some firm ground, and move forward.

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  • 5 Concerns People Have When Being Asked to Change

    5 Concerns People Have When Being Asked to Change

    For senior leaders addressing business disruptions, author Judd Hoekstra shares the importance of surfacing and addressing the five predictable stages of concern.

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  • Making Sense of Today’s Learning Technologies

    Making Sense of Today’s Learning Technologies

    Technology represents different tools in our toolbox, and different tools are used to address specific needs. Learning technologies are the same.

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  • 9 Frequently Asked L&D Questions about Creating Learning Journeys

    9 Frequently Asked L&D Questions about Creating Learning Journeys

    Learn the key strategies to creating learning journeys for today’s future workforce from Blanchard solutions architect Britney Cole.

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  • Focus on Who, In Addition to What, When Designing Learning Journeys

    Focus on Who, In Addition to What, When Designing Learning Journeys

    If you understand who you're solving for, you will create a more relevant experience and people will actually feel compelled to participate—because you're offering them something that matters to them.

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