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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.

The Cost of Failed Sales Managers: $4 Million
The costs go beyond salary, benefits and recruiting; team engagement and performance take a hit when their sales leaders fail.
Posted: 15 Aug, 2013, by Rich Wellins, Ph.D.
Four Things to Look for in a Frontline Leader Assessment
Avoid mistakes. How to sort through the dizzying array of available assessments for frontline leadership.
Posted: 07 Aug, 2013, by Bradford Thomas
The Leadership Generation Gap
DDI's research has shown that Generation Y leaders crave more coaching – something that older generations are the perfect candidates to deliver. But the research has also shown that the majority of leaders can’t coach effectively.
Posted: 31 Jul, 2013, by Jazmine Boatman, Ph.D.
Google Ditches Brainteasers for Behavioral Interviewing
Google has come to understand that structured behavioral interviewing provides a consistent rubric for how to assess people.
Posted: 12 Jul, 2013, by Jamie Winter, M.A.
Discover the 5 Most Critical Skills for Leaders
Do your mid-level leaders have what it takes? This blog identifies the critical skills they need to be successful today and in the future.
Posted: 03 Jul, 2013, by Jim Kauffman, Ph.D.
The Innovation Paradox
CEOs live a complex reality: They must balance long- and short-term priorities to maintain current profitability and drive future innovation.
Posted: 20 Jun, 2013, by Ellie Hall
Incredible, Edible. . . Cognitive Testing?
A new generation of cognitive testing instruments are available that remedy many of the old limitations and offer exciting advantages.
Posted: 06 Jun, 2013, by Evan Sinar, Ph.D.
Executive Readiness in China and India: How do Leaders Stack Up?
Both India and China find that their success will depend on the quantity and quality of talent available, especially at leadership levels.
Posted: 30 May, 2013, by Rich Wellins, Ph.D.
When It Comes to Leadership, All Conversations are Crucial
The quality of leadership interactions significantly impacts the performance and productivity of both individuals and organizations.
Posted: 23 May, 2013, by Mark Busine
How Foster Wheeler Keeps Their Facilitators Sharp
Read about the Learning to Lead program—the company’s successful effort to build a global talent pipeline and develop its frontline leaders.
Posted: 16 May, 2013, by Craig Irons
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