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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.

Are You Biased When Identifying Potential?
10 common cognitive biases can impede one’s ability to identify potential.
Posted: 18 Apr, 2018, by Tom Skiba, Ph.D.
Women in Leadership: Hitting the Quota But Missing the Point?
Government-mandated quotas have placed more women on boards. But organizations should strive for more women in leadership, regardless.
Posted: 12 Apr, 2018, by Verity Creedy
How a Talent Growth Mindset Creates a Company Growth Trajectory
Research confirms that organizations which apply a talent growth mindset reap real benefits. Here's what sets these organizations apart.
Posted: 04 Apr, 2018, by Evan Sinar, Ph.D.
Is Our Love of Underdogs Killing Diversity Efforts?
For business leaders and HR professionals committed to diversity in the leadership ranks, underdog success stories should be a red flag.
Posted: 28 Mar, 2018, by Tacy Byham, Ph.D.
Are Rats Better at Empathy Than Leaders?
Animal behavior research shows that rats are capable of empathy. Meanwhile, empathy among humans—including leaders—is declining.
Posted: 21 Mar, 2018, by Richard Wellins, Ph.D.
Unleashing Potential: A Real-World Case Study
How one leader's potential was surfaced, activated, and accelerated.
Posted: 15 Mar, 2018, by Bruce Court
We Replaced Leaders with Artificial Intelligence. Here’s What We Learned.
Even with the inevitable rise of Artificial Intelligence, leaders are here to stay.
Posted: 12 Mar, 2018, by Mengqiao Liu, Ph.D
Don’t Forget the “Leadership” in Digital Leadership
There are risks to developing your organization’s digital leadership capability at the expense of the skills your leaders will always need.
Posted: 07 Mar, 2018, by Verity Creedy and Shannon Lawrence
#LeadLikeAGirl: Unleash the Potential of Women
We’ve been overlooking the potential of half the population. It’s time to get more women in leadership roles, and start reaping the benefits for everyone.
Posted: 01 Mar, 2018, by Tacy Byham, Ph.D.
Is There a Right Time to Unleash Potential? Oprah Winfrey, Jennie Finch, and Elon Musk Surfaced Theirs as Kids
How potential is unleashed matters. But as some famous young leaders make clear, when potential is released is just as important.
Posted: 26 Feb, 2018, by Michelle Emanuele
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