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Managing Perfectionism

Perfectionists have plenty of qualities that make them assets to any organization. However, the same attributes that can be strengths in most situations can be disruptive when an individual is overwhelmed or facing increased stress. Understanding that perfectionism is a complex characteristic that can lead to both positive and negative outcomes in the workplace is a… Read more »

The Perfect Job

  What makes a great job? Is it better benefits, flexible hours, or the promise of promotion? Maybe it’s all about the money. Hogan asked nearly 1,000 professionals to tell us about their ideal job. Here’s what they said.

Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic Joins Hogan as VP of Research and Innovation

  Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is now vice president of research and innovation at Hogan. In this role, he will work to ensure that we remain on the cutting edge of the personality assessment industry by directing new product research and driving continuous innovation.

25 Years of Hogan

Drs. Joyce and Robert Hogan were among the first voices to advocate personality assessment as a valid predictor of workplace performance. Twenty-five years later, Hogan is the leading provider of personality assessments. This is our story.

Everyone Is Special, In Every Way

We are fast becoming a nation of narcissists, at least according to a recent study by psychologists Jean Twenge and W. Keith Campbell. In their book “Living in the Age of Entitlement,” the two present findings from a survey of more than 37,000 college students showing that narcissistic personality traits rose as fast as obesity… Read more »

Leadership Myths & Truths

Psychologist Dr. Robert Hogan, an international authority on personality assessment and leadership, contends that great leadership stems from the skills and personality of the leader, rather than the position itself. Hogan’s personality assessments are used by more than half of the Fortune 500 and his influence is felt in boardrooms around the world. While he is… Read more »

New Research Reveals Key Differences in Leadership Styles of Chinese and Western Managers

  In a recent book chapter, Hogan’s Jarrett Shalhoop and Michael Sanger explore the nature of Chinese leadership through the lens of personality and values and explain how these differ from leadership styles of three countries with large trade interests in China — the U.S., Germany and Australia. For organizations that must select managers for cross-cultural assignments, recognizing the… Read more »

Sticks & Stones

Gossip, Reputation, and how Whispered Words Kill Careers