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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.

Disruption Is a Team Game
Harnessing disruption within your company isn’t about individual “heroes.” Instead, it requires a team.
Posted: 06 Dec, 2017, by Bruce Watt, Ph.D.
How Will Disruptive Leadership Save Your Business?
Companies must seek a new type of “high potential leader”—the disruptor. Here’s how you can find and develop disruptive leadership in your organization.
Posted: 29 Nov, 2017, by Bruce Watt, Ph.D.
What if No One Saw the Potential in J.K. Rowling, Justin Bieber, or Vince Papale?
Surfacing, activating, and accelerating potential in your organization begins with accepting the critical fact that everyone has potential.
Posted: 16 Nov, 2017, by Michelle Emanuele
The 1-Word Question About Leadership Training That Often Goes Unanswered
Before focusing on how leadership training should be delivered, it’s critical to determine what the training needs to accomplish.
Posted: 10 Nov, 2017, by Janice Burns
To Show Leadership, You Don’t Need a Title
Employees at any level can show leadership—even if they lack a formal leadership title.
Posted: 03 Nov, 2017, by Shirley Mayton
What Haven't You Done Today?
Leaders in transition need to start making “to-don’t” lists to prevent them from thoughtlessly diving headlong into execution.
Posted: 26 Oct, 2017, by Jo Lane
How Men Can Be Better Allies to Women in the Workplace
It’s still a long road to gender equality, but here are four things men can do to become better allies to women in the workplace.
Posted: 23 Oct, 2017, by David Tessmann-Keys
5 Reasons Why Your High-Potential Program Isn’t Working
High-potential programs have largely not delivered the desired results. Here's why.
Posted: 19 Oct, 2017, by Mark Busine
The Healthcare Employee Engagement Enigma: 4 Flawed Assumptions that Limit Improvement
When it comes to tackling healthcare employee engagement, barriers often stand in the way.
Posted: 13 Oct, 2017, by Jim Thomas, Ph.D.
What’s the Best Way to Waste $50 Billion?
Organizations spend $50 billion a year developing their leaders. But are they seeing a return on that investment?
Posted: 06 Oct, 2017, by Richard S. Wellins, Ph.D.
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