Author: Hogan Assessments

This Is How Your Brain Judges Others’ Personalities

Our personalities define us. They’re the sum of what we think, feel, and do in different situations. They’re what make us unique. After about a century of research, personality psychologists now have a good grasp of what distinguishes one personality type from another—things like how extroverted, emotionally stable, ambitious, or inquisitive we are relative to… Read more »

Selfie sticks should be banned for massaging our self-obsession

  It is just over 100 years since Sigmund Freud’s polemical claim that narcissism is not only a normal, but also an ubiquitous, personality trait. “Loving oneself,” he argued, is the “libidinal complement to the egoism of the instinct of self-preservation”. In other words, we have evolved as selfish animals because our self-love is part… Read more »

The Scientific Benefits Of Mind-Wandering

Feeling distracted? Suffering from information overload? You’ve probably heard more than once that you need to “get in the zone” and stop juggling so many thoughts at once. To cope with it all, some people try social media sabbaticals, digital detoxes, or spiritual retreats. Others try yoga, mindfulness, and meditation. The assumption, at any rate,… Read more »

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 »

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… 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.

Distributor Spotlight: Peter Berry Consultancy

Peter Berry Consultancy (PBC) operates beyond the expectations of our Hogan distributor network. Recently I had the opportunity to support this team of psychologists and business professionals by participating in a whirlwind of high-impact events in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia. Alongside Peter Berry and Shayne Nealon, we facilitated CEO breakfasts, multiple executive learning sessions, and… Read more »

Recruiting Across Cultures – One Size Does Not Fit All

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 expectations on an employee can vary wildly from those… Read more »