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.

  • Proving the ROI of Leadership Development

    Proving the ROI of Leadership Development

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  • Building Conversational Capacity to Address Conflict in Today’s Work Teams

    Building Conversational Capacity to Address Conflict in Today’s Work Teams

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  • Conflict, Lack of Clarity, and Decision Making: The 3 Biggest Derailers of Work Teams

    Conflict, Lack of Clarity, and Decision Making: The 3 Biggest Derailers of Work Teams

    Conflict, lack of clarity, and poor decision making strategies are the three biggest derailers of work teams.

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  • Use Care When Introducing Coaching Skills to Managers

    Use Care When Introducing Coaching Skills to Managers

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  • The Negative Impact of Self-Serving, Controlling Leaders

    The Negative Impact of Self-Serving, Controlling Leaders

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  • Leading Effectively from Start-up Growth to Maturity: Identifying the Four Stages of Development

    Leading Effectively from Start-up Growth to Maturity: Identifying the Four Stages of Development

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  • Is managing really different today than it was four decades ago?

    Is managing really different today than it was four decades ago?

    In his seminal 1973 book, The Nature of Managerial Work, Henry Mintzberg proposed ten roles that define the day-to-day activities of a manager. They are: Figurehead, Leader, Liaison, Monitor,...

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  • New eBook Available: Measuring the Impact and ROI of Leadership Training

    New eBook Available: Measuring the Impact and ROI of Leadership Training

    One of the biggest challenges leadership, learning, and talent development professionals face when they propose a new training and development program is convincing senior executives of the...

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  • 2019 Learning & Development Trends—10 Expert Predictions

    2019 Learning & Development Trends—10 Expert Predictions

    2019 is right around the corner.  What are the top issues leadership, learning, and talent development professionals will be facing in the coming year? 10 industry experts have identified some of...

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  • Measuring the Impact of Leadership Training

    Measuring the Impact of Leadership Training

    Does training really work? “If we as leadership, learning, and development professionals can’t answer that question with an enthusiastic yes, we’re all in trouble,” says Dr. Paul Leone, ROI expert...

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  • The Top 5 Characteristics of Servant Leaders

    The Top 5 Characteristics of Servant Leaders

    In their academic paper Identifying Primary Characteristics of Servant Leadership, researchers Adam Focht and Michael Ponton share the results of a Delphi study they conducted with scholars in the...

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  • What to Look for When Building a Servant Leadership Curriculum

    What to Look for When Building a Servant Leadership Curriculum

    “Building a servant leadership curriculum begins by identifying the attitudes, skills, and behaviors of a servant leader,” says Vicki Halsey, vice president of applied learning for The Ken

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  • Servant Leadership: 11 Questions to See If People Would Consider You a Servant Leader

    Servant Leadership: 11 Questions to See If People Would Consider You a Servant Leader

    Ken Blanchard has a favorite question he asks audiences when he is speaking to them about servant leadership: “Are you here to serve or to be served?” Ken believes the way you answer that question...

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  • Don’t Forget Coaching When Transitioning New Leaders

    Don’t Forget Coaching When Transitioning New Leaders

    Between 50 and 70 percent of executives fail within the first 18 months of being placed in an executive role, whether they are promoted from within or hired from outside the organization,...

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  • Leaders, Use this Approach for Better Employee Accountability

    Leaders, Use this Approach for Better Employee Accountability

    In his work consulting with business leaders at top organizations around the world, best-selling author Ken Blanchard explains that for best results, leaders need to combine a focus on people with...

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  • Servant Leadership: It’s Time for a New Leadership Model

    Servant Leadership: It’s Time for a New Leadership Model

    Too many leaders have been conditioned to think of leadership only in terms of power and control. But there is a better way to lead, says best-selling business author Ken Blanchard—one that...

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  • 10 Ways Leaders Aren’t Making Time for their Team Members (Infographic)

    10 Ways Leaders Aren’t Making Time for their Team Members (Infographic)

    Performance planning, coaching, and review are the foundation of any well-designed performance management system, but the results of a recent study suggest that leaders are falling short in...

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  • 4 Tips for Mastering the Most Difficult Performance Management Conversation

    4 Tips for Mastering the Most Difficult Performance Management Conversation

    In a recent article for the July edition of The Ken Blanchard Companies’ Ignite! newsletter, senior consulting partner Ann Phillips describes three types of conversations managers need to...

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  • 3 Conversations All Managers Need to Master

    3 Conversations All Managers Need to Master

    Managers don’t have enough high quality conversations with their direct reports, according to Ann Phillips, a senior consulting partner with The Ken Blanchard Companies. This deficiency has a...

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  • HR professionals identify key attributes of a servant leader you may be missing

    HR professionals identify key attributes of a servant leader you may be missing

    What are the attributes of a modern servant leader in business today—someone who puts the interests of others on equal footing with their own? The Ken Blanchard Companies recently completed a...

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