David Witt

David Witt is a Program Director for Blanchard®. 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 Worry About Micromanagement—This Is the Bigger Problem

    Don’t Worry About Micromanagement—This Is the Bigger Problem

    Try this proven three step process if you are serious about wanting to avoid being labeled a micromanager.

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  • Getting Started with New Leadership Habits

    Getting Started with New Leadership Habits

    Learning something new is both exciting and challenging. Unfortunately, a lot of good ideas never survive to become new behaviors because we forget to address the realities of creating new habits.

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  • 3 Skills for Becoming a Best Boss

    3 Skills for Becoming a Best Boss

    When you learn how to adjust your leadership style to match the needs of your people, you will become a trusted leader they will remember as one of their best bosses says Randy Conley.

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  • Leading Successfully in a Time-Challenged World

    Leading Successfully in a Time-Challenged World

    The SLII® model provides leaders with a way to have work conversations which are useful and purposeful, which is so important when you have a full plate that needs attention says Vicki Halsey.

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  • Use a High-Involvement Approach to Innovation and Change

    Use a High-Involvement Approach to Innovation and Change

    People are more positive about advocating for innovation and change when they can see their input built into the final design share Britney Cole and Judd Hoekstra.

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  • Developing Great Leadership Habits: Making Common Sense Common Practice

    Developing Great Leadership Habits: Making Common Sense Common Practice

    Leadership experts Ken Blanchard and Randy Conley are on a mission to make common sense common practice when it comes to bringing out the best in people at work.

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  • Sneak Peek at How to Align Your 2024 L&D Plans with Today’s Biggest Challenges

    Sneak Peek at How to Align Your 2024 L&D Plans with Today’s Biggest Challenges

    Solutions architects from Blanchard’s Innovation Lab share strategies for addressing top challenges identified in 2024 HR/L&D Trends Survey.

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  • Three HR / L&D Trends to Keep An Eye On in 2024

    Three HR / L&D Trends to Keep An Eye On in 2024

    The changing business landscape will require an openness to new ideas combined with strategic adaptation and resilience says Blanchard researcher David Witt.

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  • Ask Madeleine: The Top 5 of 2023

    Ask Madeleine: The Top 5 of 2023

    The year 2023 will be remembered as a time of high managerial expectations from an in-demand workforce. Readers of Madeleine’s Advice for the Well-Intentioned Manager continued to adapt, grow, and...

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  • Blanchard Survey Identifies Top HR / L&D Challenges for 2024

    Blanchard Survey Identifies Top HR / L&D Challenges for 2024

    2024 challenges will require strategic planning, innovative designs, and focused application to chart a path through an ever-changing and unpredictable business landscape sys David Witt.

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  • Join us for Blanchard’s 2024 HR / L&D Trends Survey Results

    Join us for Blanchard’s 2024 HR / L&D Trends Survey Results

    The 2024 survey survey paints a picture of organizations taking experimental steps forward during a time of accelerated change, and the role leaders play.

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  • Four Ways Leaders Can Support Innovation

    Four Ways Leaders Can Support Innovation

    Innovation starts by encouraging people to try new things. Then, if you’re a manager, think about how you can appreciate the learning says Dr. Jay Campbell.

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  • Using Heart As Your Leadership Guide

    Using Heart As Your Leadership Guide

    People come to work with heads, hearts, habits, aspirations, and dreams they want to put to use. Keep that alive with good leadership says Scott Blanchard.

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  • 4 Traits of a Change-Ready Leader

    4 Traits of a Change-Ready Leader

    High-involvement change leaders who possess courage, curiosity, agility, and grit play a pivotal role in creating open, flexible, and adaptive organizations.

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  • Building the Mindset and Skill Set for Change

    Building the Mindset and Skill Set for Change

    Change is a given in today’s work environment. New business models, a changing business landscape, and ever-increasing customer expectations all require agility and adaptability says Judd Hoekstra.

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  • Personal Productivity: 3 Strategies for Getting the Clarity, Time, and Resources You Need to Succeed at Work

    Personal Productivity: 3 Strategies for Getting the Clarity, Time, and Resources You Need to Succeed at Work

    Blanchard thought leaders share practical tips and strategies for gaining clarity, time, and resources for succeeding in a busy workplace.

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  • Self-Awareness, Goals, and Priorities: Improving Personal Effectiveness at Work

    Self-Awareness, Goals, and Priorities: Improving Personal Effectiveness at Work

    Personal effectiveness requires you to be intentional, starting with self-awareness and then challenging yourself to do something different.

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  • Don’t Let Overactive Egos Ruin Your Senior Leadership Team’s Effectiveness

    Don’t Let Overactive Egos Ruin Your Senior Leadership Team’s Effectiveness

    So much is riding on the performance of senior leadership teams. Consider a quick review of how ego-influenced behaviors might be holding back their effectiveness.

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  • Coaching Senior Leadership Teams

    Coaching Senior Leadership Teams

    Even though senior leaders are highly experienced, they often operate as a group of individuals rather than a team say Lael Good and Diana Urbina.

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  • The Proactive Manager: Matching Your Leadership Style to People's Needs

    The Proactive Manager: Matching Your Leadership Style to People's Needs

    Do managers need to be more proactive when it comes to providing direction and support to their team members? Flexibly matching your leadership style to the needs of team members is the key.

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