If leadership is defined as the ability to build and maintain a high performing team, how does a leader effectively engage his or her team? Rebecca Callahan, Manager of Hogan Labs, and Amber Smittick, Corporate Solutions Consultant, discuss the tools and tactics to successful leadership in a team environment in this edition of Drinks with Hogan.
Hogan’s status as a global innovator in personality assessment is nothing new. In 1998, after administering the Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI) in more traditional formats for years, we were the first test publisher to develop a web-based assessment platform. After we fully integrated the system to score HPI results for personnel selection and employee development in 2001, our online platform became the most popular way to complete the HPI. As a result, we hit a new milestone in 2016, surpassing over 3 million HPI assessments on our core platform. Put another way, we’ve administered the HPI using just this one platform to more people than the entire population of Chicago, Illinois.
In this edition of Drinks with Hogan, Managing Partner Ryan Ross explains why narrowing the definition of potential, in order to coach and develop people to a very specific thing, is necessary for success. Additionally, Ross discusses the leadership characteristics of a high potential employee.
Hogan has been an integral part of the Association of Test Publishers (ATP) since its formation. This year, five members of Hogan including Tomas Chamarro-Premuzic, CEO and Partner; Blaine Gaddis, Senior Manager of Product Research; Kimberly Nei, Manager of Client Research; Jennifer Lowe, Manager of Corporate Solutions and Krista Pederson, Director Asia Pacific Business Development, attended the 17th annual Innovations in Testing Conference held in Orlando, Florida.
To engage employees effectively, businesses need to understand what makes them tick, and to boost leaders’ emotional intelligence, says Professor Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
Scientific data clearly indicate that employee engagement drives organisational profitability; nonetheless, only a minority of employees in most organizations are engaged. Indeed, the evidence suggests that disengagement is not just the norm, but a worldwide epidemic.
China is home to over half a million foreigners, many of whom are here for business. Multinational corporations doing business in China, as well as Chinese companies who are going global, all face questions regarding talent within a multicultural setting.
As global company with market presence in 57 countries, Hogan has experienced energetic growth in Asia, and specifically China, for over two decades. With this in mind, Hogan dedicated my position fully to serving this expanding market.
Adam Smith, author of An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (aka The Wealth of Nations), is considered the father of modern economics. Since its publication in 1776, The Wealth of Nations has influenced virtually all modern economists and, to some extent, much of western philosophy. Smith argued that unregulated competition engenders unbridled, self-interested behavior that is ultimately good for the collective. This Darwinian, egocentric paradigm persisted for over 200 years as business leaders emphasized the division of labor, productivity, and efficient business processes while discounting the most consequential force on Earth—human nature. Indeed, the theoretical foundations of classical economics need qualified by recent ideas regarding human nature.
Written by guest blogger Nick Starritt
Managing Director of Sirota, Europe, Middle East, Africa
Isn’t it curious how peoples’ engagement varies inside an organisation? Why do some teams become evidently more committed and productive than others? The graph below shows the distribution of team engagement (how people feel, think and act towards the company), across 500 teams inside a very large FMCG corporation, as measured by a consistent set of questions. Remember – this is the same company, with the same policies and procedures; the same overarching business strategy and the same set of values.