Pinpoint – A Perfectly Curated Digital Experience

DDI’s Pinpoint platform gives leaders the keys to unlock their potential and maximize the impact of the organization’s leadership development program. Leaders enjoy a personalized experience with on-demand access to a variety of diagnostic and reinforcement tools. Seamlessly integrated into DDI’s award-winning leadership development programs, Pinpoint gives leaders on-demand access to a variety of online resources and reinforcement tools they need to turn learning into better on-the-job performance. It’s available in multiple languages and puts powerful learning and reinforcement tools at leaders’ fingertips—accessible anytime, anywhere, and on any device.

DDI Scholarship Pack on Pinpoint includes a carefully curated collection of web-based training courses:

  • “Communication: Connect Through Conversations”. This course highlights to leaders that engaging the “head”—the business outcome of the conversation—is just as critical as recognizing and addressing the “heart”—people’s feelings such as being respected or appreciated.
  • “Building and Sustaining Trust.” When trust is low, people can place blame, disengage, and even shut down. Ensuring understanding and openness allows people to trust and to feel trusted so they can freely collaborate, innovate, and take risks. This course teaches how to cultivate and operate in an environment of trust!
  • “Coaching: Move People Forward.” This course gives you the skills and techniques to meet people right where they are and help them move forward. Making this kind of positive impact requires having a better understanding of yourself as a coach.

  • “Delegation: Engage and Empower.” Delegating work enables leaders to build team capacity and achieve results. So why aren’t they delegating more, and more often? This course helps you understand how to shift your mindset about what you can delegate and feel more comfortable and confident doing

  • “Developing Yourself and Others.” Development is critical to attracting and retaining talent, driving employee engagement, preparing future leaders, and ultimately ensuring the success of the organization. This practical process guides your own and your direct reports’ development efforts so that your plans support your organization’s current and future business needs.

  • “Engaging and Retaining Talent.” Research tells us that employee engagement is the primary enabler behind the successful execution of any business strategy. This course provides leaders with a model to determine what drives each individual’s engagement, as well as methods for proactive engagement and talent retention.

  • “High-Impact Feedback and Listening.” There is beauty and power in feedback, but fear can hold people back. This course provides techniques and tools that empower people to participate equally and listen actively during each feedback moment.

  • “Maximizing the Power Skills.” You may have wondered what power skills are and how they relate to your leadership. In this course, you’ll learn about some specific power skills, why they are so important in today’s economy,
    and how you can help your team by knitting those skills into your daily leadership.

  • “Setting Goals and Reviewing Results.” Engagement thrives when people own their work process and outcomes. To get there, leaders need to step back from their traditional role of planner and evaluator to share that duty with the employee. This means working together to set goals, measure progress, and exchange specific feedback.

‘Your First Leadership Job: How Catalyst Leaders Bring Out the Best in Others’ by Tacy M. Byham and Richard Wellins

Perhaps it’s your first time as a leader, or maybe you want to fine-tune your skills. Either way, you’ve begun one of the most rewarding chapters of your career. But, like many beginnings, the first few years can be challenging. Fortunately, you don’t have to tackle this challenge on your own. The book, Your First Leadership Job, gives you practical advice straight from others who have walked in your shoes. Not only does it 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. Available in multiple languages.