Author: Hogan Assessments

Let Failure Be Your Guide

  We’ve all been there. At the cross roads of an important decision, we made a choice and failed. Sometimes those decisions can cost you a good night’s sleep. Sometimes they can cost you billions-think back to 20th Century Fox giving George Lucas total merchandising rights to the Star Wars movies for just $20,000. Mistakes… Read more »

Mythbusters Series: Brainstorming is Productive

To grow and innovate, organizations have to come up with creative ideas. At the employee level, creativity results from a combination of expertise, motivation, and thinking skills. At the team level, it results from the synergy between team members, which allows the group to produce something greater than the sum of its parts.

How to Avoid Setting Off Your Boss

Most of us have had a bad boss, whether a micromanager who constantly looked over your shoulder or a walking landmine whose attitudes would change on a dime. Unfortunately, career success depends as much, if not more, on your ability to get along with your boss as it does on actual talent or job performance…. Read more »

Mythbusters Series: The Great Chain of Being

Judgment and decision-making are highly consequential in human affairs, and many of us tend to be influenced by experts and those with power. Here’s a scary thought mentioned by Ian Ayers in his book Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-by-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart: Germ theory was proposed in the mid-16th Century but not… Read more »

Keeping Up Appearances

How many people know the real you? Last year, we asked 668 people to rank, on a scale of 1-10, how well their friends, spouse, coworkers, boss and others knew them. They answered as follows:

The Dark Side Just Got Darker

Whether a demanding boss, pressing deadline, or mind-numbing monotony, the working world is full of stressors that can blur the line between strength and weakness. From the occasional outburst to a headline-worthy meltdown, when the dark side comes out, it can derail even promising careers. But it doesn’t have to. Introducing www.hogandarkside.com, a new website dedicated… Read more »

Mythbusters Series: Emergence is not Effectiveness

We have some important advice for all the politicking, rising stars out there: before you dub yourself the organization’s next great scion, you’ll need to make sure you have the skillsets necessary to build and guide a high performing team. There are numerous reasons an individual may be nominated to represent a key part of… Read more »

New! See the latest assessment data ROI results.

When you use Hogan’s assessment solutions to help manage your people, you want to know they work. So, year after year, Hogan provides empirical evidence that demonstrates how our assessments impact clients’ unique business challenges and bottom lines, regardless of industry sector or job type. We conducted 30 ROI studies in 2013 and 2014. Business… Read more »

Mythbusters Series: Opposites Attract

The longtime notion that “opposites attract” is about to be debunked. For the romantic comedy lovers out there, this news may be heartbreaking. Some of the most recognized love stories are those that involve opposites. Take Beauty and the Beast, Pretty Woman, or Grease for example. All three tales include a powerful, romantic force between… Read more »