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Leader Pulse
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.

June 2015

Robots Can’t Engage Your Employees
Findings from the MPI Manufacturing Study (2014) show disposition and competencies are the largest cause of terminations.
Posted: 26 Jun, 2015, by Jill George, Ph.D.
Managing Talent – An Art or Science?
i-this, e-that—technology is tightly woven into the fabric of our everyday lives. What role should technology play in managing talent?
Posted: 23 Jun, 2015, by Pauline Nolte
Technology Isn’t Perfect—So Access to Support Matters
When technical issues arise, smart organizations know that it’s how user issues are addressed that makes all the difference in the world.
Posted: 18 Jun, 2015, by Emily Stehura, Ph.D.
The Most Important Career Decision of Your Life: Stepping Up to Leadership
Becoming a leader is one of the most difficult personal and career choices one will ever make. It should be made with the same thoughtfulness as any key life decision.
Posted: 17 Jun, 2015, by Rich Wellins, Ph.D.
Manufacturing a Competitive Advantage
Plant execs looking for growth search for any competitive advantage they can find. Yet, most fail to see the key component that they need most.
Posted: 12 Jun, 2015, by Jill George, Ph.D.
What are the Critical Periods for Leadership Skill Growth?
The idea of a “critical learning period” most often relates to mastering a second language. But there’s also a critical period for leadership learning.
Posted: 09 Jun, 2015, by Evan Sinar, Ph.D.
Quality Interactions Affect Quality Results
Manufacturing leaders must "step up their game” to meet customer demands, which can change daily on today’s manufacturing lines.
Posted: 03 Jun, 2015, by Jill George, Ph.D.
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