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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.

You Say "Conflict," I Say "Business as Usual"
We know that workplace conflict often stems from differences – whether those are differences in age or gender – or simply differences of opinion or perspective. As leaders, we need to be paying close attention so we know when those differences begin to escalate.
Posted: 06 Mar, 2013, by Mark Phelps and Dave Fisher
Turning Doctors into Managers
How can talent management professionals successfully transition doctors into leadership roles? Read about the medicine-manager balancing act.
Posted: 20 Feb, 2013, by Debra Walker
2013 Selection Trends: Managing Uncertainty for Success
In this sneak-peek preview of the year’s trends, we reveal HR must-haves and look at how top-performers are dressing for success.
Posted: 04 Feb, 2013, by Scott Erker, Ph.D.
"The Law of the Hammer" in Training - Part Two
There are three general principles that should guide your plans to leverage social technology, particularly for leadership development and other “soft” skills.
Posted: 18 Jan, 2013, by Pete Weaver
"The Law of the Hammer" in Training
Unfortunately, some learning and development professionals have tried to force-fit social learning tools and platforms into topics and cultures whether or not they are necessarily well-suited. And regardless of the tools in our tool box, a few maxims about effective learning systems haven’t changed.
Posted: 10 Jan, 2013, by Pete Weaver
Buyer's Remorse? Employers and New Hires Doubt Decisions
Read why half of new employees are regretting their decisions to accept job offers, and how hiring managers can change this growing trend.
Posted: 04 Jan, 2013, by Scott Erker, Ph.D.
Missing Out: Five Ways to Misuse Online Screening Tools - Part 4
The flexibility of online screening, if not carefully monitored and managed, can be an unrecognized source of legal risk in at least two ways.
Posted: 21 Sep, 2012, by Evan Sinar, Ph.D.
Missing Out: Five Ways to Misuse Online Screening Tools - Part 3
Problems can emerge when online screening criteria are based solely on conventional qualifications—job experience or industry knowledge.
Posted: 18 Sep, 2012, by Evan Sinar, Ph.D.
Missing Out: Five Ways to Misuse Online Screening Tools - Part 2
While online screening information can prioritize candidates, its low level of predictive accuracy precludes its use for decision making.
Posted: 12 Sep, 2012, by Evan Sinar, Ph.D.
Missing Out: Five Ways to Misuse Online Screening Tools - Part 1
For online screening to meet intended objectives—improve quality of hire and increase process efficiency—users must proceed with care.
Posted: 10 Sep, 2012, by Evan Sinar, Ph.D.
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