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David Spitulnik

About David Spitulnik

David Spitulnik is a successful executive with over 35 years experience in both large technology companies and in consulting to and leadership of mid-market, closely held and family owned businesses across a variety of industries. David is an Executive Coach and works with individuals and organizations to develop and implement strategies that drive transformation, growth, diversification, operating efficiency, and value creation. He is a catalyst for change with the ability to drive ideas from concept through successful execution. David is a leader and member of motivated, high performance teams who builds strong relationships with customers, business leaders, team members and government officials. He has broad governance experience on not-for-profit, corporate and advisory boards in the United States and internationally. David is the author of Becoming An Insightful Leader; Charting Your Course To Purposeful Success. David graduated from Haverford College with a B.A. in Economics and received his MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University. David's key skills include: Strategy development and execution, operations improvement, succession planning, organizational realignment, executive coaching, market development, corporate governance, domestic and international joint venture and partnership formation, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.

company culture is the elephant in the room

Embrace the Elephant in the Room: Advice on Company Culture

As companies grow, culture can get lost. Learn to maintain company culture and embrace disagreements as more voices enter the room. 

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Leaders Can Be Tough and Reasonable

The Balancing Act: Why Leaders Should be Equally Tough and Transparent

Bad Bosses Don’t Communicate Vulnerabilities In her campaign for the Democratic nomination, Minnesota’s Senior Senator Amy Klobuchar’s campaign has had to deal with blowback from former staff, who alleged mal-treatment. She was asked about this on a recent CNN-hosted town hall, and to be honest, I was expecting her to avoid the topic. But instead […]

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leaders

Why Is It So Hard For Leaders To (Shut Up And) Listen?

Hey Leaders, It’s Listening Time… I am often asked why it is so hard for leaders to listen. One of the things that I often suggest to people as I’m beginning coaching-related conversations with them is the notion that whenever you are asked a question – and it matters none how well you know the […]

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processing failure

Onwards and Upwards: Processing Failure in the Professional Setting

How to Move on Quickly and Successfully We have all experienced failure in our professional lives. And while no one enjoys opening old wounds, it is important to examine our failures so we can learn from them. In the workplace and in life, processing failure is crucial to success. Think about a time when you […]

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The Importance of Succession Planning for a Thriving Family Business

Succession Planning Means Looking Beyond the Second Generation Most family businesses don’t make it beyond the second generation. Even fewer reach the third generation of ownership. Why is that? As much as one generation would like to hand the business off to a next-generation family member, the following critical questions are often not adequately considered: […]

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tribal knowledge

Retaining Tribal Knowledge For Your Company’s Long-Term Health

Tribal Knowledge: Be in the Know America is getting older. Not just in terms of it having a birthday every year, but in terms of the percentage of people closing in on retirement. You can thank the aging Baby Boomer population for that. What that says to me is that any company with a significant […]

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making business decisions

Fighter Jet Fast: Making Business Decisions to Accelerate Growth

Making Business Decisions Air Force-Style In business, there are undoubtedly days when you feel like you’re constantly moving at speeds faster than Mach 5. With all the chaos that can ensue with endless meetings, calls, emails and more, it can be no small challenge to slow things down to a manageable pace when you are […]

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drive business growth

Four Questions that Drive Business Growth and Transformation

You Can Drive Business Growth Forward- or Backward Many businesses on the precipice of growth or those preparing to enter a new chapter are searching for ways to drive business growth, but can find themselves struggling to move into that next big phase. This can happen for a number of reasons, whether it’s a lack […]

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