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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.

September 2015

Why You Need an Authentic Leadership Brand
Authenticity in first-time leaders is important for their success right out of the gate.
Posted: 30 Sep, 2015, by Tacy M. Byham, Ph.D.
It’s Time to Think Differently About Your Frontline
As companies strive to move from good to great, they can’t neglect the start of their leadership pipeline – frontline leaders.
Posted: 28 Sep, 2015, by Kevin Cook, Ph.D.
Innovation to the Rescue
The companies that select, develop, and reward leaders with the right skills are more likely to drive growth through innovation.
Posted: 22 Sep, 2015, by Michael Rafferty
Stepping Up or Falling Off: First-Time Leadership Transitions
Stepping up from one level of leadership to the next turns out not to be so easy. Learn what organizations can do to help.
Posted: 16 Sep, 2015, by Rich Wellins, Ph.D.
Engaging Millennials: Focus on the Leader, Not the Label
If engaging Millennials is the goal, we must understand what defines their leadership experience—not just their preferences.
Posted: 14 Sep, 2015, by Stephanie Neal
Forced Ranking: A Response to the Amazon Story
What’s wrong with forced ranking? Can you be performance-driven with a human touch? Explore a better approach to manage performance.
Posted: 10 Sep, 2015, by Rich Wellins, Ph.D.
7 Toxic Employee Types—And What You Can Do About Them
Four broad lessons that apply to addressing difficult employees.
Posted: 01 Sep, 2015, by Rich Wellins, Ph.D.
Talk to an Expert: September 2015
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