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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.

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
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
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