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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.

July 2015

Stuck in the Middle With You
What’s in a name? We can’t address development needs at the mid-level because role responsibilities vary so greatly.
Posted: 31 Jul, 2015, by Mark Busine
Is Leadership a Rewarding Journey or a Long and Arduous Road Trip?
Leadership is often described as a journey. Is it an exhilarating adventure or a long, solitary drive through rugged terrain and past precipitous cliffs?
Posted: 28 Jul, 2015, by Pauline Nolte
Developmental Assignments Are Vital: Don’t Squander Their Potential
Some developmental assignments are more beneficial for the leader and effective for the organization, while others are a total waste of time.
Posted: 23 Jul, 2015, by Evan Sinar, Ph.D.
A Systematic Approach to the People Engine
World-class manufacturers who outperform their competitors better leverage talent across the employee lifecycle and talent pipeline.
Posted: 17 Jul, 2015, by Jill George, Ph.D.
Your New Job: The Catalyst Leader
Leaders in transition need to come up to speed quickly, requiring a mind-set shift and a specific set of leadership behaviors.
Posted: 14 Jul, 2015, by Tacy M. Byham, Ph.D.
HR as Anticipators:  Manufacturing’s Missing Link
Manufacturing HR leaders who work as “Anticipators” manage talent better and guide the operation to higher sales per employee.
Posted: 10 Jul, 2015, by Jill George, Ph.D.
Why HR’s Data Fails Its Business Partners – and 5 Ways to Do Better
Drawing from senior leaders, we offer five tips to ensure you aren’t failing your business partners.
Posted: 07 Jul, 2015, by Evan Sinar, Ph.D.
Crush the Forgetting Curve: How to Drive Sustainability in Your T&D Initiatives
Hear what our clients say about learning that’s here today and gone tomorrow.
Posted: 01 Jul, 2015, by Annamarie Lang
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