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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.

March 2014

What Does It Take to Be a Jedi in Managing Performance?
There is an ongoing debate in Talent Management circles around whether measuring innovation and citizenship behaviours motivates or, on the contrary, demotivates employees by negatively affecting their engagement in those activities; a phenomenon known as the "over-justification" effect.
Posted: 21 Mar, 2014, by Vykinta Kligyte, Ph.D.
Manager Support: Not Important…ESSENTIAL!
Fully engaging managers of learners and gaining their commitment and support is no small feat! We need to bring out the big guns of innovation to look at this situation differently and attack it in totally different ways than we have traditionally tried.
Posted: 20 Mar, 2014, by Mark Phelps
March Madness is Upon Us: What the Basketball Court Taught Me About Empowerment
Coaches on and off the court are truly tested on the idea of empowerment or providing support without removing responsibility.
Posted: 19 Mar, 2014, by Annamarie Lang
Psst! I’d Like Some Development, Too
If individual contributors make up the majority of the workforce, and they are craving opportunities to grow, why are training resources most often invested in leaders? Maybe it’s because there’s some uncertainty about what development they really need.
Posted: 12 Mar, 2014, by Christena Andrews
Pack Your Bags! We’re Going on a Journey!
To truly help a leader transform and get the most out of leadership development efforts, we as learning and development professionals must continuously provide the right environment for leaders to broaden their knowledge, skills, and experiences and apply what they have learned in their jobs.
Posted: 06 Mar, 2014, by Annamarie Lang
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