Todd Davis

Todd Davis has over 30 years of experience in human resources, training and training development, executive recruiting, sales, and marketing. Todd is currently a member of the FranklinCovey Executive Team where he serves as the Chief People Officer. He is also a bestselling author with two books to his credit, Get Better: 15 Proven Practices to Build Effective Relationships at Work and Talent Unleashed: 3 Leadership Conversations for Tapping the Unlimited Potential of People.

  • Redirect Credit and Motivate Your Team

    Redirect Credit and Motivate Your Team

    As the face of your team and their work, it’s common to receive more of the credit (and more of the blame) than you might deserve. Here's why you need to share the credit.

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  • 4 Tips on Team Communication

    4 Tips on Team Communication

    Imagine never having to wonder where things stand with a direct report’s project and never feeling caught off guard by a status question from your boss. These 4 tips can help make that a reality.

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  • Work/Life Balance for Leaders

    Work/Life Balance for Leaders

    Work/life balance seems like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. Try these simple tips from Todd Davis to boost your energy and renew yourself.

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  • Leading an Overwhelmed Team

    Leading an Overwhelmed Team

    Sometimes saying "No" to new projects isn't always an option. If you're leading an overwhelmed team, try these simple tips.

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  • Know When to Deliver Feedback

    Know When to Deliver Feedback

    Feedback can be insightful to direct reports, but when is the right time to give it? Here are 5 tips to know when to deliver feedback.

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  • 3 Steps to Increase Ownership of Goals

    3 Steps to Increase Ownership of Goals

    Once goals are set, teams must take ownership for them and follow through. Unfortunately, that is easier said than done. Here are 3 steps to increase ownership of goals.

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  • How to Handle 1-on-1s

    How to Handle 1-on-1s

    It’s easy to let 1-on-1s become monotonous and to basically turn into boring status updates. Use these tips to hold effective 1-on-1s and reveal concerns you wouldn’t hear otherwise.

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  • How New Leaders Can Handle Resentment

    How New Leaders Can Handle Resentment

    Going from team player to team coach can be tricky, but hiding from resentful people will only make things worse. Show you’re in charge but willing to work with them with these tips.

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  • 4 Tips To Handle Constant Interruptions

    4 Tips To Handle Constant Interruptions

    Constant interruptions ruin productivity and they are an unavoidable challenge that all leaders face. Use these 4 tips to handle interruptions and to minimize their impact on your productivity.

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  • Practice Humility

    Practice Humility

    Has your lack of humility ever held you back from getting better—would you even know if it had? Above all other character qualities, humility is foundational.

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  • Align Inputs With Outputs

    Align Inputs With Outputs

    Do you find yourself unable to consistently get or replicate your desired results—especially when it comes to building relationships?

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  • Make it Safe to Tell the Truth

    Make it Safe to Tell the Truth

    When was the last time you asked for feedback? If you can’t remember, you’re in good company. Most of us resist it because we equate it with criticism.

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  • Extend Trust

    Extend Trust

    Are you more inclined to distrust others than to trust them? Or do you give away your trust prematurely and regret it later? Neither extreme is useful when building effective relationships.

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  • Get Your Volume Right

    Get Your Volume Right

    We all have natural strengths—our “go to” way for getting things done. Using and nurturing them is a fundamental part of who we are.

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  • Examine Your Real Motives

    Examine Your Real Motives

    Motives are the underlying reasons for the actions you take and the words you say. No one can tell you what your motives are.

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  • Take Stock of Your Emotional Bank Accounts

    Take Stock of Your Emotional Bank Accounts

    You probably pay attention to your financial bank accounts—the deposits and withdrawals—but are you at risk of being overdrawn, or even bankrupt, in your emotional bank accounts?

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  • How to Develop and Retain Superstars

    How to Develop and Retain Superstars

    Developing and retaining talent is a challenge that all organizations face, with varying degrees of success. It can be difficult to focus your efforts when your attention is under attack.

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  • Building Credibility

    Building Credibility

    You don’t just ask for credibility and get it. You actually have to behave your way to credibility. Credibility is a combination of both character and competence.

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  • How to Handle Layoffs

    How to Handle Layoffs

    There is no easy way to lay off employees, nor should there be. Layoffs are a very emotional and sensitive subject. I don’t know any organization that hasn’t, or at some point, won’t go through them.

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  • How to handle 'toxic' employees

    How to handle 'toxic' employees

    Chief people officer, Todd Davis, shares some practical advice on dealing with toxic employees.

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