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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.

With Tests, Measuring Better Beats Looking Better…But Why Choose?
The latest: Technology is changing how employment tests are administered, while online tools are providing greater reach and convenience.
Posted: 12 Apr, 2011, by Evan Sinar, Ph.D.
Learning 2.0: Beware the Power Law
There is a dirty little secret to Web 2.0—and thus Learning 2.0, and that is the Power Law. By definition, this is a mathematical relationship between two quantities. In the case of social media, it has evolved into a 90-9-1 distribution. Essentially, 90 percent of people using these tools are passive observers, 9 percent are active contributors, and 1 percent are the leaders and creators.
Posted: 18 Mar, 2011, by Aviel Selkovits
Health Care Needs New Heroes - The Talent Implications of Health Care Reform
Change is driving the need for health care to reconsider what it needs from its executives, physicians, leaders, and staff.
Posted: 08 Mar, 2011, by Debra Walker
Leadership Lessons from Dr. Seuss
As I am currently preparing for an upcoming Leadership Development Program, a little light bulb went off in my head: there is also a lot to learn from Dr. Seuss on leadership!
Posted: 03 Mar, 2011, by Nikki Dy-Liacco
How Can Coaching Drive Revenue Growth?
HR and Talent Management professionals can and should be playing an important role in spurring on sales growth by providing the resources and guidance to ensure that the RIGHT type of sales and sales leadership skills are being acquired, developed, and retained.
Posted: 09 Feb, 2011, by Mark Dembo
The Relationship Between Skill Practice and Deliberate Practice
The skill practice component of our leadership development program, Interaction Management, usually starts slow, with participants considering it a chore, or a workshop activity they just have to do. But after the first round of feedback, most realize the tremendous learning they just experienced.
Posted: 05 Feb, 2011, by Victor L. Magdaraog
Talent Management By the Numbers - 5 Ideas to Jumpstart Your 2011
While I can measure my 2010 in client events, boarding passes, and loads of laundry, I could just as easily measure it in the number of times I heard “cautious optimism”; read another article on managing generational differences in the workforce; or received an invitation to a free webinar on how to leverage social media tools.
Posted: 12 Jan, 2011, by Nikki Dy-Liacco
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