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Talent Management intelligence

Insights and ideas for HR professionals

Welcome to Talent Management Intelligence, DDI’s blog for talent management professionals. Bloggers from DDI’s pool of thought leaders around the world will share their insights and spark debate on the talent management issues that organizations face today.

Without proper planning and support, an employee's exciting opportunity abroad may end in a disastrously disappointing homecoming.
Posted: 6/11/2014 by Simon Mitchell
Effective leaders use interpersonal skills that might be called “nice” or “soft”. But these skills take courage and discipline, and they help to address hard issues. 
Posted: 6/4/2014 by Diane Bock
When leaders need coaching and clarity, the last person they ask is their boss.
Posted: 5/28/2014 by Evan Sinar, Ph.D.
Is negativity about leadership discouraging future generations from stepping up?
Posted: 5/21/2014 by Bruce Watt, Ph.D.
Is the world really more volatile, more uncertain, more complex, and more ambiguous that ever before? If so, what’s different now? Two things: technology and velocity. Both totally intertwined. 
Posted: 5/14/2014 by Dave Fisher
What advice would you give yourself  if you could travel back in time to when you were preparing for your first “real” job interview?
Posted: 4/24/2014 by James Court
Authenticity is one of the most important qualities a leader can possess. In the modern world, probably even more so. Millennials expect even greater transparency than the generations before them  partly driven by the rise of social media and that people can spot a fake at 100 yards. 
Posted: 4/17/2014 by Simon Mitchell
A leader may possess the skills to engage and mobilise people when times are good. But, if their perfectionistic derailer rears its ugly head, they are more likely to micromanage than mobilise.
Posted: 4/10/2014 by Bruce Watt, Ph.D.
Evaluating talent—especially leadership talent—is fraught with vague ideas and lack of agreement about what leadership “potential” is.
Posted: 4/10/2014 by Mike Hoban
We revisit Gandhi's life through his words and discuss how you can apply them to your leadership today.
Posted: 4/10/2014 by James Court