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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.

What’s the Best Gift for Boss’s Day?
Looking for the perfect gift for Boss's Day? We know the number-one thing bosses want.
Posted: 15 Oct, 2019, by David Tessmann-Keys
How to Improve Employee Engagement
Ready to learn how to improve employee engagement? Here’s a hint: the top 3 drivers are the ones that employees are currently least happy with.
Posted: 09 Oct, 2019, by Stephanie Neal
5 Tips for New CEO Success
As an executive coach, I spend much of my time coaching executives who are transitioning into the CEO role. Here are five things I've learned that lead to new CEO success.
Posted: 02 Oct, 2019, by Richmond Fourmy
Andrew Davis on Leading with Curiosity
They say curiosity killed the cat, but what happens when you lead with curiosity? LeaderCon 2019 keynote speaker Andrew Davis discusses how curiosity is a powerful yet dangerous tool when it comes to leadership.
Posted: 26 Sep, 2019, by Andrew Davis
The DNA of Inclusive Leadership
Inclusive leadership is more than making sure the room isn't full of the same perspectives and backgrounds.
Posted: 18 Sep, 2019, by Audrey Smith, Ph.D. and Debra Walker
5 Reasons Why New Executives Fail
For the new executives who haven’t made the leap successfully, there are common reasons why they fail.
Posted: 11 Sep, 2019, by John DeSantis
3 Tips for Developing Good Leadership Habits
Good leadership habits are entrenched in the core skills leaders need to be effective.
Posted: 04 Sep, 2019, by Carly Barry
Mental Toughness for Leadership Development
Why the more personality-loaded concept of mental toughness is more relevant for leadership development than “grit.”
Posted: 29 Aug, 2019, by Georgi Yankov and Ryne Sherman
Time is Everything When it Comes to Frontline Leader Development
Learn the major disruptions frontline leaders face in their roles and how to give them the learning and development they need to overcome these disruptions and make the most of their time.
Posted: 22 Aug, 2019, by Andrew Warren-Smith
What Generation Z Wants from Leaders
Generation Z is quickly approaching the workplace. Learn what leaders can do to attract and retain their Gen Z employees.
Posted: 14 Aug, 2019, by Julianne Spataro
How to Make Frontline Leaders More Strategic
With only 480 minutes in an average 8-hour work day, frontline leaders have to try to juggle the needs of their team, the needs of their organization, and their own. There are three key components to how these leaders can execute strategy without sacrificing any of the above.
Posted: 07 Aug, 2019, by Bruce Court
5 Tips to Overcome Your Fear of Providing Feedback
Every leader will have to give developmental feedback at some point in their career, but not every leader is comfortable with it. Learn how to get out of your comfort zone and provide effective feedback, regardless of your title.
Posted: 31 Jul, 2019, by Mark Smedley
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