Tag: derailment

How to Avoid Setting Off Your Boss

Most of us have had a bad boss, whether a micromanager who constantly looked over your shoulder or a walking landmine whose attitudes would change on a dime. Unfortunately, career success depends as much, if not more, on your ability to get along with your boss as it does on actual talent or job performance…. Read more »

Keeping Up Appearances

How many people know the real you? Last year, we asked 668 people to rank, on a scale of 1-10, how well their friends, spouse, coworkers, boss and others knew them. They answered as follows:

What’s Your Greatest Weakness?

There’s a cool post from David Reese, who leads people and culture at Medallia, a Silicon Valley software startup that measures and provides data on customer experience, in which he explains the need for an honest answer to the common interview question “what is your greatest weakness?” 

Keep Calm and Carry On

Everyone has worked with someone they could describe as a pistol, a live wire, or a short fuse. These excitable individuals’ energy and enthusiasm can energize their peers and employees, but their mood can turn on a dime, and when it does, they will have their employees walking on eggshells to avoid setting them off.

Hot HR Issues of 2012

Over the past 12 months, Hogan has discussed a number of hot topics in the talent management arena. We’ve introduced you to an interesting, entertaining, and derailing cast of characters with howdoyouderail.com, and we’ve provided insight about engagement, team building, and organizational culture with our series on The Rocket Model. After reviewing the blog entries… Read more »

The Power of Team Derailers

Balancing psychological roles is an important step toward creating a high-performing team. It is equally important to understand team members’ derailers.

Meet the Perfectionist

She’s the list maker, the fact checker, the one who always seems to be checking your work over your shoulder. Sure, some call it nitpicking, but isn’t anything worth doing worth doing right?

HR Tales from the Dark Side

You make what seems like a promising hire – good resume, relevant experience, and solid references. And, at first, her performance matches that promise.

Meet the Loose Cannon

He’s the hothead, the live wire, the one with the short fuse and explosive temper. His energy is infectious, but his mood can turn on a dime, and when he starts lobbing shells, boy you’d better take cover.