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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.

We Embrace the Concept of Diversity Until Confronted by the Reality of It
When faced with differences, big or small, rather than embracing diversity we often react in ways that don’t match our intent.
Posted: 14 Jun, 2018, by Mark Busine
Why Disruption is the CEO’s Best Friend
Successful organizations have leaders who embrace changes and challenges that disrupt the status quo.
Posted: 06 Jun, 2018, by Audrey Smith, Ph.D., and Stephanie Neal
What Can Greg Brady Teach Us About Mislabeling Talent?
What happens when talent is overlooked for someone who simply "fits the suit"?
Posted: 01 Jun, 2018, by Katy Campbell
The Missing Link Between Failure and Growth
Performance discussions are more than just a way to let an employee know how they’re doing. They’re also a way to recharge and grow a leader after failure.
Posted: 30 May, 2018, by Evan Sinar, Ph.D. Rich Wellins, Ph.D.
4 Trending Workplace Topics from SIOP 2018
The annual SIOP conference offers an opportunity to spot trends and identify hot workplace topics. This year’s gathering was no exception.
Posted: 23 May, 2018, by Mengqiao Liu, Ph.D., and Don Lustenberger
When Your Bread and Butter Skills Stop Working
As they transition to higher organizational levels, leaders need to learn new skills. But they also need to stop using old ones.
Posted: 17 May, 2018, by Richmond Fourmy, Psy.D.
A Leadership Lesson from The Rolling Stones
“You Can’t Always Get What You Want” inspired us to take a closer look at the way we develop our leaders.
Posted: 01 May, 2018, by Rich Wellins, Ph.D., and Evan Sinar, Ph.D.
The 3 Most Dangerous Myths About Unconscious Bias
To avoid unconscious bias, we need to be aware of it and learn how to effectively manage it.
Posted: 26 Apr, 2018, by Mark Smedley
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
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