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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.

Don’t Confuse Performance and Potential
Not all leaders are good at spotting potential. Here’s how they can get better.
Posted: 15 Nov, 2018, by Ryan Heinl
Strategic Leadership Means Learning to Listen—Differently
Moving from operational to strategic leadership requires a different skill set.
Posted: 07 Nov, 2018, by Mike Hoban
5 Ways to Be More Strategic in Human Resources
To provide true value to the business, those in HR need to become Anticipators.
Posted: 01 Nov, 2018, by Bruce Court
5 Leadership Lessons from Halloween Movies and TV
You can find valuable leadership lessons anywhere, including in many of your favorite Halloween movies and TV shows.
Posted: 25 Oct, 2018, by Carly Barry
The 4 Types of Coaches Every Leader Needs
Building a coaching culture at work begins with understanding what kind of coaching leaders need—and from whom.
Posted: 16 Oct, 2018, by Ryan Heinl
What Makes a Boss Great?
Boss’s Day is the perfect time to consider what makes the leaders we celebrate worth celebrating.
Posted: 10 Oct, 2018, by David Tessmann-Keys
Do Nice Leaders Finish Last?
Soft skills help address hard issues, so what’s wrong with being a leader who’s nice?
Posted: 03 Oct, 2018, by Diane Bock
Before I Retire, I Want To…
How a simple prompt on a workplace bulletin board revealed the diversity of employees’ thoughts, aspirations, and dreams.
Posted: 26 Sep, 2018, by Carly Barry
All Your 360 Degree Feedback Process Questions Answered
If you’ve got a question about 360 feedback, you’ve come to the right place.
Posted: 19 Sep, 2018, by Bruce Court
The Surprising Generation That’s Changing the Future of Work
Thousands of think pieces have been written about Boomers and Millennials in the workplace, but they're not the ones changing the future of work.
Posted: 12 Sep, 2018, by Stephanie Neal and Rich Wellins
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