Tag: Hogan Development Survey

Too Much Charisma Can Make Leaders Look Less Effective

Conventional wisdom suggests that the most charismatic leaders are also the best leaders. Charismatic leaders have, for instance, the ability to inspire others toward higher levels of performance and to instill deep levels of commitment, trust, and satisfaction. As a result, they are generally perceived by their subordinates to be more effective, compared with less charismatic leaders. But our research shows that… Read more »

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:

The Dark Side Just Got Darker

Whether a demanding boss, pressing deadline, or mind-numbing monotony, the working world is full of stressors that can blur the line between strength and weakness. From the occasional outburst to a headline-worthy meltdown, when the dark side comes out, it can derail even promising careers. But it doesn’t have to. Introducing www.hogandarkside.com, a new website dedicated… Read more »

Your Reputation Matters More Than You Think

Between skull-crushing boredom, pressing deadlines, and demanding bosses, the professional life can be a drain on your emotional resources. As such, it’s no surprise that at some point everyone’s dark side, your less-than-desirable interpersonal tendencies, makes an appearance. And when it does, it can severely damage your reputation.

Can Spite Be Productive?

Society generally views spitefulness as a purely negative characteristic – there are hundreds of parables to this effect dating to the beginning of recorded history. However, an article in the New York Times recently described findings from several studies showing the bright side of spitefulness. Here are some highlights: 

HDS receives positive review in Buros Yearbook

Buros Center for Testing, an independent organization that publishes authoritative reviews and reference materials on commercial assessments, recently released a review of the Hogan Development Survey.

Narcissism: A truth universally acknowledged…by all but one

With a college background in literature, I tend to relate ideas and concepts to narrative forms deriving anywhere from the classics to contemporary rom-coms (I don’t discriminate). So, when I see narcissism trending in the news, I inevitably search my story database for an exaggerated narcissistic character for comparison. And who should pop into my… Read more »