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Leader Pulse

Leadership ideas, trends, and smarts

Welcome to Leader Pulse, DDI’s blog that has its finger on the pulse of leadership trends, practices, and ideas. Here, DDI’s leadership experts from around the world share insights, offer opinions and points of view, and spark debate on current leadership issues.

Bring Workplace Zombies Back from the Undead
Nobody wants to be a zombie at work, but poor leaders are often to blame for their employee's lack of engagement and focus.
Posted: 20 Oct, 2016, by Rich Wellins, Ph.D.
LeaderPulse: The 5 Most Valuable Gifts Most Leaders Aren’t Getting
Upgrade your Boss's Day gift to what your leader really wants this year.
Posted: 14 Oct, 2016, by Evan Sinar, Ph.D.
Stop Treating Leadership Programs Like a Dart Board
Just assessing for more intelligence isn’t enough. You need to diagnose with a purpose.
Posted: 11 Oct, 2016, by Mac Tefft
Assessment, Development and Why 1+1=3 (Or More!)
Like Simon and Garfunkel and Ben and Jerry, the real value of assessment and development lies in their combination.
Posted: 05 Oct, 2016, by Eric Hanson, Ph.D.
Three Things Leaders Can Do to Help New Hires Start Strong
Onboarding will improve your retention rates. See how leaders can help.
Posted: 27 Sep, 2016, by Bill Byham, Ph.D.
The Hidden Role of Personality in Sabotaging Leader Decisions
Learn about the 5 early warning signs for leaders who make flawed decisions.
Posted: 20 Sep, 2016, by Evan Sinar, Ph.D.
#EmpathyMatters
Why empathy defines great leadership.
Posted: 14 Sep, 2016, by Rich Wellins Ph.D. and Tacy Byham Ph.D.
EQ vs. IQ – What is the Real Question for Leaders?
In the battle between emotional intelligence and brain power, no one leadership style reigns supreme. The clear winners are those who adapt their approaches and seek help when needed.
Posted: 08 Sep, 2016, by Matt Paese, Ph.D.
Leadership Development Needs More Podium Results
Great Britain's Olympic success is a result of sustained investment and focus on performance excellence. Should we take a similar approach to leadership development?
Posted: 02 Sep, 2016, by Bruce Watt, Ph.D.
Encourage Courageous Networking to Get New Hires Off to a Strong Start
Networking in the early days leads to a new hire who stays longer and is more engaged.
Posted: 30 Aug, 2016, by Bill Byham, Ph.D.
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