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.

  • 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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  • Designing Engaging Learning for a Hybrid Work Environment

    Designing Engaging Learning for a Hybrid Work Environment

    Ann Rollins, a solutions architect with The Ken Blanchard Companies, shares strategies and techniques for creating engaging learning experiences.

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  • 2022 Trends: Deep Emotional Change and More Compassionate Leadership

    2022 Trends: Deep Emotional Change and More Compassionate Leadership

    What are the early leadership trends for 2022? Jay Campbell, senior vice president of products and content for The Ken Blanchard Companies reviews a few key areas he is looking at.

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  • Becoming a Trusted, Authentic Leader

    Becoming a Trusted, Authentic Leader

    Scott Blanchard shares the importance of identifying the key people, events, and values that will guide your leadership journey.

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  • Don’t Stigmatize Your Learners

    Don’t Stigmatize Your Learners

    Dr. Vicki Halsey shares how people go through four distinct learning stages when working on any task or goal.

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  • Succeeding in a COVID-Disrupted Work Environment

    Succeeding in a COVID-Disrupted Work Environment

    Key points and action steps from The Ken Blanchard Companies webinar series on succeeding in a hybrid work environment are shared.

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  • New HR / L&D Survey on the Hybrid Work Environment

    New HR / L&D Survey on the Hybrid Work Environment

    Now that public health initiatives are controlling the pandemic, the return to the office is a hot topic. The Ken Blanchard Companies wanted to know what leadership, learning, and talent...

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