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Diane BockDiane Bock is a senior consultant in DDI’s Leadership Solutions Group.  Her 20+ years of consulting experience include a broad spectrum of talent management areas—hiring, performance management, organizational and culture change, employee engagement, competency management, leadership assessment, and learning and development.

At DDI she has provided competency-based talent management solutions in North America, Europe, and Asia for many organizations. In her current role, she provides thought leadership for the creation and marketing of innovative leadership development programs and services.

Diane is passionate about helping organizations drive business results by focusing on critical people systems.

It’s critical that leaders understand the ins and out of self-awareness and leadership, especially if they want to have a positive impact.
Posted: 3/11/2020 by Diane Bock
Words matter. Research shows that more than 50 percent of frontline leaders don’t use theirs effectively.
Posted: 3/6/2019 by Diane Bock
Soft skills help address hard issues, so what’s wrong with being a leader who’s nice?
Posted: 10/3/2018 by Diane Bock
HR can help diagnose people problems. But that’s not how many senior leaders choose to use their organization’s HR function.
Posted: 9/27/2017 by Diane Bock
Diversity is good for business. But it doesn’t mean you will automatically have positive relationships with colleagues who are different.
Posted: 5/16/2017 by Diane Bock
Instead of trying to meet the perceived special needs of Millennials, organizations should focus on how to get all people to join, stay and perform well.
Posted: 7/26/2016 by Diane Bock
Studies report that processes for hiring, developing people, and conducting performance management are seriously flawed.
Posted: 12/18/2015 by Diane Bock
Having trouble finding the perfect candidates for your open positions? You might be making it harder than it needs to be.
Posted: 12/3/2014 by Diane Bock
Ironically, many performance management systems negatively impact performance. Learn five counterproductive practices to avoid.
Posted: 9/10/2014 by Diane Bock
Many executives believe that HR is a group of affable people with big hearts but little expertise.
Posted: 8/20/2014 by Diane Bock
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
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