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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.

May 2015

All the Training in the World Won’t Make Up for a Bad Hire
Many mistakes but no excuses: Read what the research says about selection errors and how to avoid them.
Posted: 29 May, 2015, by Mark Busine
Making Competency Models Stick with Proven Results
The days of HR-driven models are gone and have been replaced with business-driven models that support overall organizational strategies.
Posted: 26 May, 2015, by Lisa Malley
Recruiting for Culture Fit
Skills and experience alone won’t get the job done; be sure candidates are motivated to perform and their values aligned with your organization’s.
Posted: 22 May, 2015, by Mark Busine
“To Be, or Not to Be Technical? That is the Question.”
As technology speeds along and more jobs require specialized skill sets, competency models must adapt to stay relevant.
Posted: 19 May, 2015, by Jamie Winter
The Future IS Now for These Critical Leadership Skills
Ensure your organization is developing the right skills for the future—it’s the most predictable way to help leaders, and your business, succeed.
Posted: 14 May, 2015, by Stephanie Neal
Survive and Thrive in Your First Leadership Job
Becoming a catalyst leader is hard work. It doesn’t happen overnight. Learn how to become a catalyst leader in Your First Leadership Job.
Posted: 11 May, 2015, by Tacy M. Byham, Ph.D.
Leadership. All welcome.
What if we provided leadership skills development the same way Steve Jobs provided technology—to everyone?
Posted: 08 May, 2015, by Mark Busine
Leadership and the Power of “Oui”
Discover just how amazing effective leadership can look—and taste!
Posted: 06 May, 2015, by Verity Creedy
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