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Introducing the Lead Next App

DDI has introduced a new mobile app that puts all the best DDI leadership content and research right at your fingertips.

Called Lead Next, the app provides instant access to a broad library of thought leadership, articles, blogs, and recorded webinars. Lead Next also offers access to the latest industry-leading research to help you build leadership capability in your organization—and become a better leader yourself.

The app is available for both Android and Apple devices. You can find and download it by going to the App Store or Google Play and type in "Lead Next."

DDI and EY Announce Partnership in Africa

DDI and EY have announced a new partnership that allows EY to become the exclusive provider of DDI’s leadership assessment and development products throughout 48 countries in Africa.

The partnership, which went into effect March 1, enables EY to expand its robust People Advisory Services in Sub-Saharan Africa by integrating DDI’s deep knowledge, research and experience in leadership into its practice. Part of EY and DDI’s broader strategic global alliance announced in 2016, the new partnership supports both organizations’ goals to build better workplaces worldwide and prepare leaders for tomorrow’s business challenges.

The new partnership covers DDI’s full range of assessment and development tools that help companies select the right leaders at every level from frontline managers to mid-level leaders to C-suite executives. DDI’s leadership development programs help maximize leaders’ effectiveness, smooth transitions, and identify opportunities to improve impact.

EY will be the exclusive provider of DDI’s Talent Diagnostics Solutions and Accelerated Development Solutions throughout 48 African countries. Learn more about the alliance and view the complete list of countries covered.

DDI Thought Leaders Take the Lead at 2017 ATD Conference

DDI’s leadersDDI’s leaders again proved their cutting-edge expertise at the 2017 Association for Training & Development (ATD) International Conference in May. Our speaker sessions included:

Tacy Byham: #LeadLikeAGirl: How Women Ignite Their Impact in the Workplace

Evan Sinar and Barry Stern: Seize the Data: Re-Energize Learning and Development with the Proven “Musts”

Ryan Heinl and Sheila Rioux: Surviving the “Learner in Charge” Avalanche—Where’s Your Ripcord?

Rich Wellins and The Conference Board’s Rebecca Ray: Divergent Views/Common Ground: Leadership Perspectives of C-Suite and Millennial Leaders

Congratulations to all speakers for making this year’s conference a rousing success!

Byham International Women’s Day Supports a Great Cause

DDI’s celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8th resonated with women and men around the world, thanks to DDI CEO Tacy Byham’s virtual keynote, #LeadLikeAGirl: How Women Leaders Ignite Impact keynote.

Tacy Byham, Ph.D.In the keynote, Byham made the business and financial case for why organizations need more women in leadership. She also explored the most pressing issues holding women back in the workforce, which are more deeply addressed in DDI’s new Ignite Your Impact: Women in LeadershipSM practice.

In total, more than 500 people viewed the virtual keynote. DDI was proud to donate all proceeds from the webinar—which totaled more than $3,500—to support our nonprofit partner, Room to Read, which focuses on improving literacy and girls’ education in many of the most underserved parts of the world. Our donation directly supported Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program to ensure that girls complete secondary school and learn the necessary skills to make informed, independent decisions about how to lead their lives.

Get THE Book for New Leaders!

Your First Leadership JobFew things are harder than becoming a leader for the first time. Fortunately, those making the transition have an indispensable resource to guide them through the transition: Your First Leadership Job: How Catalyst Leaders Bring Out the Best in Others.

Written by DDI leadership experts Tacy Byham and Rich Wellins, Your First Leadership Job provides practical advice from others who had to adjust to their new role. Not only does the book include dozens of tools to ensure your success, but it’s also based on the authors’ and DDI’s extensive experience and research, which ultimately has led to the development of millions of leaders around the world.

Whether you’re a new leader, or you need to develop new leaders in your organization, Your First Leadership Job is a must-read for becoming an awesome leader—one who will make a positive, lasting impact on your team, family, and career.

Learn more about or buy Your First Leadership Job.

Increase Your Leadership Intelligence with a DDI Event

If you’re ready to learn something new, stimulate your thinking about leadership, get the latest on DDI products and solutions, or tap into critical trends and invaluable best practices, you need to add a DDI event to your calendar. For 2017 we’re offering live and virtual events, as well as product demos for some of DDI’s most powerful offerings.

Access DDI's up-to-the-minute global events schedule. And be sure to return often, as new events are added regularly.

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