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DDI has a single purpose: help organizations develop the leaders they will need to tackle business challenges. The solutions we build for our clients come from DDI’s array of proven products and services, designed and delivered by our 1,000+ leadership experts around the world. The numbers speak for themselves.

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Proof Positive: Leadership Strategy

DDI Assessment Scorers
Top DDI assessment scorers are more likely to excel in leadership performance.
Business-Relevant Insight
of executives gain business-relevant insight
about their talent from DDI assessments.

DDI assessment participants are 78% more likely to stay with an organization after completing the assessment.

Organizations with executives scoring in the top third on DDI’s assessment of leadership competencies achieved a 33% higher revenue growth rate than their competitors. Those with executives scoring in the bottom third experienced 13% lower revenue growth compared to competitors.
400% ROI
DDI assessment paired with DDI development leads to ROIs of up to 400%.

Proof Positive: Leadership Selection

DDI-selected leaders are 4.1X more likely to convert goals into business results. High-scorers on DDI assessments are 240% more likely to engage employees. Units managed by DDI-selected leaders had a 9% increase in store-level productivity. DDI-selected leaders are 2.9X more likely to improve employee motivation and performance.

Proof Positive: Leadership Development

Productivity Improvement
Organizations report 42% improvement in productivity and 37% in efficiency following DDI leadership programs.
Higher frequency of observed positive leadership behaviors
82% of managers, peers & direct reports cite higher frequency of observed positive leadership behaviors by IM®-developed leaders.
Increased engagement.
81% of direct reports whose leader attended IM® reported increased engagement.

(51% Average Increase in Engagement Scores)

Proof Positive: Succession Management

DDI's succession management clients achieved:
14% year-to-year improvement in job performance of newly placed leaders
year-to-year improvement in job performance of newly placed leaders.
All other organizations average only 7%
20% improvement in percentage of key positions filled by internal candidates
improvement in percentage of key positions filled by internal candidates.
All other organization averaged only 4%
13% improvement in employee engagement
improvement in employee engagement.
All other organizations averaged only 5%
84% high-potential retention rate
high-potential retention rate.
All others averaged only 74%
62% of new leaders exceeded expectations
of new leaders exceeded expectations.
All others averaged only 51%
50% of key roles had ready successors in place
of key roles had ready successors in place.
All others averaged only 39%

Proof Positive: Sustaining Excellence


Number One breadth of services global scalability market experience
According to Bersin’s Leadership Development Study, this is why DDI serves its clients more effectively than 22 other leadership development consultancies.

DDI rated #1 for breadth, depth and currency of offerings. "DDI continually challenges itself to deepen its understanding of Leadership with a rigorous, scientific approach to research."
ALM Intelligence, Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory, Leadership Development Consulting ©2015
DDI Worldwide


DDI is a 4-time winner because we use our own best practices and tools
Helping HR professionals, leaders, and job seekers change the workplace dramatically.

Proof Positive: Sustaining Excellence

People + Solutions

DDI invests 8% in R&D annually compared to companies across all industries who spend between 1% and 5%.
The number of clients who report DDI solutions lead to measurable change and sustainable outcomes year after year.
Seven X
7x Human Resource Executive awarded DDI’s new products top honor 7 times.
31 The number of hours each DDI professional spends sharpening skills annually.
IM® improves leaders across 44 countries
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