Author: Hogan Assessments

What Makes Up the Personality of a Successful Entrepreneur?

*This is a guest post authored by Jennifer L. Tackett, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Northwestern University, and Melissa Kaufman, executive director of The Garage at Northwestern University. This article was originally published on Psychology Today. Businesses have long used the powerful information contained in personality assessments to facilitate leadership performance and outcomes. Understanding an individual’s personality—or their unique characteristic ways of being—can… Read more »

CEOs in Crisis: The Influence of Leaders’ Performance Risks (Part 2)

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*This post was authored by Sara Ruiz, Research and Development Talent Management Model Lead at THUOPER, Hogan’s authorized distributor in Colombia. Some personality traits can pose risks to companies’ success. These traits, which Hogan calls derailers, tend to arise when people are stressed, fatigued, or bored (that is, when we do not exercise self-control). These are the… Read more »

Staying Creative in a Virtual World

*This post was authored by Arlene Pace Green, Ph.D. – Executive Coach & Consultant, Enelra Talent Solutions, LLC, and member of the Hogan Coaching Network. “Creativity is intelligence having fun” -Albert Einstein Globally, since the pandemic began, we are working more hours, engaged in more meetings, sending even more emails, and finding the performance-like nature of video… Read more »

Six Safety-Conscious Personality Traits for the Post-COVID Workplace

With many workers returning to their offices, preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting employee health is a top priority for business leaders. While initiatives like enhanced sanitation and social distancing policies are a must, the biggest threat to workplace health and safety is often overlooked by managers—recruiting safety-conscious staff. The Hogan Safety Report, which… Read more »

How to Use Existing Resources to Address Difficult People Issues

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*This post was authored by Melvyn Payne, Commercial Director for Advanced People Strategies. Many of our clients use Hogan Assessments to support selection and talent development programs. Due to the pandemic, however, selection has (understandably) been cut back dramatically. Now, HR teams have to focus on more difficult people issues while learning and development programs may… Read more »

CEOs in Crisis: The Influence of Leaders’ Everyday Strengths (Part 1)

*This post was authored by Sara Ruiz, Research and Development Talent Management Model Lead at THUOPER, Hogan’s authorized distributor in Colombia. The new realities shaped by the disruptive and complex moment we are experiencing are completely different for each organization. This situation is forcing some companies to completely reinvent themselves, while others are unable to operate as… Read more »

Accelerating Team Effectiveness in the COVID-19 World

*This post was co-authored by Hogan’s Erin Laxson, Holly Paine Magnuson, and Jessie McClure. Earlier this year, before the global pandemic, I returned to the office after an extended business trip. When I walked into the building, the environment felt different. The building was the same, the furniture was where it had been before, and… Read more »

The Dark Side of Entrepreneurship: Avoiding Personal and Organizational Derailment

*This is a guest post authored by Jorge Fernandez, a member of the Hogan Coaching Network. Entrepreneurs tend to have a heroic status around the globe — and for good reason. Entrepreneurialism encourages individual proactivity, creativity, and economic vitality, yet a significant number of startups fail for many well-documented reasons. The organizational psychologist in me wonders: What does… Read more »

Improving Diversity and Inclusion: Practical, Evidence-based Recommendations

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*This post was authored by Amber Burkhart, Kimberly Nei, Chase Winterberg, and Jessica Walker. The protests against systemic patterns of racism and police brutality following George Floyd’s death, the success of female heads of state leading their countries through the global pandemic, and the recent United States Supreme Court decision prohibiting workplace discrimination based on… Read more »