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 Let Your Ego Stop You from Becoming a Servant Leader

    Don’t Let Your Ego Stop You from Becoming a Servant Leader

    More than 6,300 people have registered for our Servant Leadership in Action Livecast coming up on February 28. That’s a lot of people! I think the event is popular because people recognize we are...

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  • David Novak on the Awesome Power of Recognition

    David Novak on the Awesome Power of Recognition

    In this episode of the Blanchard LeaderChat podcast we speak with David Novak, co-founder and former CEO of Yum! Brands and author of O Great One!: A Little Story About the Awesome Power of...

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  • Servant Leadership: Moving from Mindset to Skill Set

    Servant Leadership: Moving from Mindset to Skill Set

    “A servant leadership mindset is all about focusing on others rather than yourself,” says bestselling business author Ken Blanchard. As part of research for a new book, Servant Leadership in...

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  • Servant Leadership: 12 Recommended Books for Aspiring Servant Leaders

    Servant Leadership: 12 Recommended Books for Aspiring Servant Leaders

    A servant leader is someone who recognizes that people lead best when they serve first.  It is a concept that is innovative but also well-traveled.  It has always existed as an alternative...

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  • Servant Leadership: Dealing with Your Ego Requires a Balancing Act

    Servant Leadership: Dealing with Your Ego Requires a Balancing Act

    A lack of self-awareness combined with an overactive ego can trip up an otherwise great leader. When leaders allow their ego to go unchecked it can erode their effectiveness, says Ken Blanchard,...

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  • Servant Leadership: The Two Personality Traits that Derail Well-Meaning Leaders

    Servant Leadership: The Two Personality Traits that Derail Well-Meaning Leaders

    Best-selling business author Ken Blanchard believes leadership is an inside-out proposition. “It begins by asking yourself a tough question: ‘Am I here to serve or be served?’” he says. According...

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  • Servant Leadership in Action

    Servant Leadership in Action

    When people ask Ken Blanchard what he wants his legacy to be, he is quick to answer, “Servant leadership.” That surprises some people who might expect him to point to his company’s flagship...

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  • Ken Blanchard on Servant Leadership in Action

    Ken Blanchard on Servant Leadership in Action

    In this episode of the Blanchard LeaderChat podcast, we speak with Ken Blanchard, co-editor of the new book, Servant Leadership in Action. For Blanchard, servant leadership isn’t just a book or a...

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  • Do These 3 Things and Increase Your Chances of Achieving Your Goals to 76%

    Do These 3 Things and Increase Your Chances of Achieving Your Goals to 76%

    Research conducted by Gail Matthews, a professor of psychology at Dominican University in California can help increase your chances of goal success from 43% to 76%. In working with 149 adults from...

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  • The One Mistake Most Managers Make When Setting Goals

    The One Mistake Most Managers Make When Setting Goals

    With so much emphasis on setting goals at the beginning of the New Year, why do so many people end up off track by the middle of March? Ken Blanchard discovered the reason early in his career...

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  • Ask Madeleine: The 5 Most Viewed Managerial Problems of 2017

    Ask Madeleine: The 5 Most Viewed Managerial Problems of 2017

    What managerial problems got people talking in 2017? Coaching expert Madeleine Homan Blanchard responds to reader’s dilemmas every Saturday. Here are the five most read Ask Madeleine columns...

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  • Ken Blanchard Ignite Newsletter December 2017

    Ken Blanchard Ignite Newsletter December 2017

    The Ken Blanchard Companies Ignite newsletter is a must-read for leadership, learning, and talent development professionals. Highlights from the just published December issue include Leadership...

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  • Mark Miller on Leaders Made Here

    Mark Miller on Leaders Made Here

    In this episode of the Blanchard LeaderChat podcast we speak with Mark Miller, Vice President of High Performance Leadership for Chick-fil-A and author of the new book, Leaders Made Here. For...

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  • Leadership Training—3 Challenges When Making the Business Case

    Leadership Training—3 Challenges When Making the Business Case

    Senior executives instinctively know that the quality of leadership in an organization impacts that organization’s performance. But leadership, learning, and talent development professionals still...

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  • Ken Blanchard Ignite Newsletter November 2017

    Ken Blanchard Ignite Newsletter November 2017

    The Ken Blanchard Companies Ignite newsletter is a must-read for leadership, learning, and talent development professionals. Highlights from the just published November issue include Measuring the...

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  • Beverly Kaye on Up Is Not the Only Way

    Beverly Kaye on Up Is Not the Only Way

    In this episode of the Blanchard LeaderChat podcast, we interview Beverly Kaye, author of the new book Up Is Not the Only Way. Kaye shares new ways to stay engaged and feel valued for managers and...

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  • Measuring the Impact of Training

    Measuring the Impact of Training

    People in HR and L&D departments sometimes hear stories about how when someone presents a training budget proposal to the finance department and senior leaders, the executives will sit with their...

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  • Ken Blanchard Ignite Newsletter October 2017

    Ken Blanchard Ignite Newsletter October 2017

    The Ken Blanchard Companies Ignite newsletter is a must-read for leadership, learning, and talent development professionals. Highlights from the just published October issue include Presenting...

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  • Susan Fowler on Self Leadership and The One Minute Manager

    Susan Fowler on Self Leadership and The One Minute Manager

    In this episode of the Blanchard LeaderChat podcast, we speak with Susan Fowler, coauthor (with Ken Blanchard and Laurence Hawkins) of Self Leadership and The One Minute Manager®. Fowler shares...

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  • Presenting Your Training Initiative to the CFO

    Presenting Your Training Initiative to the CFO

    Leadership, learning, and talent development professionals are sometimes a little nervous talking with chief financial officers. CFOs ask hard questions and want to see demonstrable bottom-line...

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