Author: Hogan Assessments

Drinks with Hogan: Values

Identifying personal values is the way to find meaning in your job. Hogan Consultant Jennifer Lowe discusses the importance of measuring values in personality assessment in this installment of Drinks with Hogan.

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 »

Drinks with Hogan: Identifying Talent

  There’s more to identifying talent than looking at a resume or seeing how someone performs in an interview. Hogan Consultant Darin Nei discusses the finer points of using personality assessment to identify talent in this installment of Drinks with Hogan.

Charismatic leaders bad for business, says psychologist

For the past two decades, Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic has researched and written about charisma and confidence in all types of leaders from business to politics and the creative industries. There are four general qualities that make for more effective leadership:

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 »