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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.

8 Interview Tips for High-Performing Hires
Don’t become a statistic: 80 percent of hiring managers wish they’d done a better job. Take these tips to identify high-performers.
Posted: 24 Sep, 2013, by Jamie Winter, M.A.
Are Leaders Prepared to Meet These Challenges?
More than 40 percent of leaders give low marks to their effectiveness on five critical skills necessary for future performance.
Posted: 12 Sep, 2013, by Rich Wellins, Ph.D.
6 Ways to Evaluate Your Selection System
Do the math: If your business relies on talent to compete, consider the critical, costly, bottom-line consequences of your selection decisions.
Posted: 12 Sep, 2013, by Scott Erker, Ph.D.
3 Drivers for Improving Leadership Quality
How can organizations revolutionize their practices for drastic improvement in the quality of leadership? Consider these key drivers.
Posted: 29 Aug, 2013, by Jazmine Boatman, Ph.D.
Executive Readiness: The Business Context
This blog explores the preparedness of leaders for managing organizational dilemmas/business challenges and sensitive interpersonal issues.
Posted: 22 Aug, 2013, by Jazmine Boatman, Ph.D.
The Cost of Failed Sales Managers: $4 Million
The costs go beyond salary, benefits and recruiting; team engagement and performance take a hit when their sales leaders fail.
Posted: 15 Aug, 2013, by Rich Wellins, Ph.D.
Four Things to Look for in a Frontline Leader Assessment
Avoid mistakes. How to sort through the dizzying array of available assessments for frontline leadership.
Posted: 07 Aug, 2013, by Bradford Thomas
The Leadership Generation Gap
DDI's research has shown that Generation Y leaders crave more coaching – something that older generations are the perfect candidates to deliver. But the research has also shown that the majority of leaders can’t coach effectively.
Posted: 31 Jul, 2013, by Jazmine Boatman, Ph.D.
Google Ditches Brainteasers for Behavioral Interviewing
Google has come to understand that structured behavioral interviewing provides a consistent rubric for how to assess people.
Posted: 12 Jul, 2013, by Jamie Winter, M.A.
Discover the 5 Most Critical Skills for Leaders
Do your mid-level leaders have what it takes? This blog identifies the critical skills they need to be successful today and in the future.
Posted: 03 Jul, 2013, by Jim Kauffman, Ph.D.
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