Tag: judgment

Decision Maker: The Politician

Four months and seven weeks ago, I teamed up with a colleague who always seems to have a pulse on what’s happening next; one who has a seemingly in-born knack to take past experiences and transform them into accurate assumptions on the best way to attain an organizational objective; one who feels right at home… Read more »

Decision Maker: The Chess Player

If you’ve ever been in awe of someone who can put aside short-term gains in order to out-maneuver a strategic opponent in the long run, you’re not alone. As an ambitious, impulsive, hedonist who also enjoys a good big picture debate, it’s hard for me to imagine how my own insatiable interest in maximizing gains… Read more »

Employee Development: It’s as easy as 1-2-3

The two keys to success when it comes to running an effective business are money and people. Organizations tend to recognize that money is important to running a successful business, but often times they fail to focus on the people side of the equation. Unfortunately when companies do consider the people side they often get… Read more »

Judgment Report Predicts Job-Related Decision Making and Performance

Hogan recently collaborated with an international diversified mining and materials company to identify personal characteristics associated with work-related decision-making in Operation and Maintenance jobs. The goal of this research was to show the Hogan Judgment Report (based on cognitive and non-cognitive factors related to making decisions and receiving feedback) would predict safe job performance and… Read more »

Get Organized

Benjamin Franklin was notorious for being organized. He followed a set daily routine and created a 13-week long plan for self-improvement which he carefully tracked. The man was efficiency personified.

Let Failure Be Your Guide

We’ve all been there. At the cross roads of an important decision, we made a choice and failed. Sometimes those decisions can cost you a good night’s sleep. Sometimes they can cost you billions-think back to 20th Century Fox giving George Lucas total merchandising rights to the Star Wars movies for just $20,000. Mistakes will… Read more »

Mythbusters Series: The Great Chain of Being

Judgment and decision-making are highly consequential in human affairs, and many of us tend to be influenced by experts and those with power. Here’s a scary thought mentioned by Ian Ayers in his book Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-by-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart: Germ theory was proposed in the mid-16th Century but not… Read more »

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

On my way to the Human Resources Professional Association conference in Toronto last week, I was reading the popular book, The Signal and the Noise, by statistician Nate Silver. If you are not familiar with this book or the author, Mr. Silver is interested in applying probability and statistics to understand predictions and decision making… Read more »

Coachable or Lost Cause?

In a perfect world, good coaching would lead to good results. Every great American football coach would lead his team to a national championship, and every great executive coach would turn out world-class leaders. In the real world, however, no matter how talented a coach may be, the result of any coaching effort depends in… Read more »