Author: Michael Sanger

The Dark Side of Personality: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

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Everyone around the world derails, or shows their dark side, at some point(s) in a career. That is, people from all walks of life inevitably demonstrate behaviors and reactions that end up getting in the way of leadership, relationships, and/or performance at one time or another. But why do self-aware, educated professionals who know their… Read more »

Recruiting Across Cultures: One Size Does Not Fit All

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When scaling out a talent management program such as a wide-screening selection initiative, ensuring accurate interpretation of candidates’ assessment results across a team of recruiters is challenging in and of itself. That challenge is immeasurably amplified when these candidates hail from different regions and cultures, where the expectations of an employee can vary wildly from… Read more »

HR’s Biggest Challenge: Succession Planning

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In the 1970s, 8% of S&P 500 CEOs were recruited externally. That number grew to 22% in 2014. Yet, outsiders are almost 7 times more likely to be dismissed within a short tenure than homegrown CEOs. No matter how much a board learns about an outside candidate, executive stakeholders simply have a better understanding of… Read more »

HR’s Biggest Challenge: Succession Planning

lou-levit-1940

In the 1970s, only 8 percent of S&P 500 CEOs were recruited externally. That number grew to 22 percent in 2014. Yet, outsiders are almost 7 times more likely to be dismissed within a short tenure than homegrown CEOs. No matter how much a board learns about an outside candidate, executive stakeholders simply have a… Read more »

I’m an Executive…Get Me out of Here!

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Externally recruited CEOs are almost seven times more likely to be dismissed within a short tenure than those who are promoted from within the organization. No matter how much a board learns about an outside candidate, executive stakeholders simply have a better understanding of an internal contender’s strengths and weaknesses, especially as they relate to the current… Read more »

The Dark-Side of Personality: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

Everyone around the world derails, or shows their dark side, at some point in a career. That is, people from all walks of life inevitably demonstrate behaviors and reactions that end up getting in the way of leadership, relationships, and/or performance at one time or another. But why do self-aware, educated professionals who know their… 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 »

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 »

Extraversion’s Split Personality

Amongst the characteristics of an effective leader are behaviors commonly associated with extraversion. Academics and practitioners agree that leaders who are outgoing and who strive for contact, power and status tend to experience better outcomes.