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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.

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
Development: Why Have a Plan If You’re Not Going to Execute?
I doubt any of us would argue that the vast majority of development plans eventually end up in the electronic recycle bin. The question is, why?
Posted: 26 Feb, 2014, by Dave Fisher
Get Technical Experts Ready as First-Time Leaders
Every day organizations make the decision to promote their technical experts into frontline leadership positions. Are they sending these new leaders over their own professional cliffs?
Posted: 13 Feb, 2014, by Bradford Thomas
Are We Missing the Mark on How to Develop Leaders?
Study after study shows that too many leaders at all levels are not as effective as they could or should be. Learn the four common mistakes that companies make in developing their leaders.
Posted: 29 Jan, 2014, by Mark Phelps
How the New Generation of Leaders is Preparing for the Future
A special poll was conducted among the Young Presidents’ Organization's (YPO) member base of over 20,000 CEOs, in 120 countries, aged 45 or younger. Young leaders were asked "Where are we headed?" and "How do we prepare ourselves to get there?  Rich Wellins discusses the findings.
Posted: 28 Jan, 2014, by Rich Wellins, Ph.D.
New Year, Not So New Challenges
Leaders focus on four challenges that aren’t going away for leadership development professionals in 2014.
Posted: 15 Jan, 2014, by Mark Phelps
[Q&A] Managing Talent at the Speed of Change
The presenters of DDI's webinar "Managing Talent at the Speed of Change: How You Can Win in a VUCA World" answer participant questions.
Posted: 25 Nov, 2013, by Justin Yopp
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