Leading Effective Virtual Teams: Practical Advice for Transitioning Team Norms in this ‘New Normal’

visuals-sW_BS0OVgv0-unsplash*This post was authored by Hogan’s Brandy Agnew and Wendy Howell.

At Hogan, we define leadership as the ability to build and maintain a high-performing team. And high-performing teams consistently outperform the competition. You want your team to be one of those, right? We don’t know what impact the current pandemic will have on our businesses, but we do know that high-performing teams are critical to our success. Read More »

The State of Remote Work

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Working from home is a not a new experience for many employees. In the United States, 50% to 70% of jobs can be done from home, but the number of remote workers is actually much lower. This trend is mirrored around the globe. That is, the actual number of remote workers trails the number of jobs that can be done remotely. At least, this was the trend before the current situation we find ourselves in with the COVID-19 crisis. What we have seen recently is that the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many workers and organizations to officially make the shift to a remote working environment. Read More »

Leading into the “New Normal”

2As governments around the world are under increased demands to reopen, leaders everywhere are making decisions in the face of staggering uncertainty and conflicting information. In many ways, the decisions that first closed down businesses and quarantined cities, although certainly difficult, were much easier exercises in short-term decision making and execution than those that leaders will have to make for the longer-term journey.

And now everyone is asking, what will this “new normal” look like? Read More »

Hogan Now Offering Virtual Certification Workshops

Virtual Workshops_Social BannerDue to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Hogan Assessment Certification Workshops are now offered virtually using Zoom. In the wake of the pandemic, the Hogan Global Learning team quickly transitioned its previously scheduled in-person workshops scheduled through June 30 to the virtual platform, and the feedback from participants has been overwhelmingly positive. Here are some of the responses Hogan has received via post-workshop surveys:

“The flexibility of being able to attend online was a real bonus, especially considering that I needed to get the information quickly. Brandy and Jackie did a great job leading virtually.”  Read More »

Leveraging Values to Keep Individuals and Teams Engaged

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The world of work, and our individual and collective place in it, has been continually shifting over the past hundred years. But with the current unprecedented global disruption, these shifts have become dramatic and jarring, seemingly redefining weekly what it means to work. Employee motivation has been thrust into the spotlight, and for good reason. People’s motives affect, at conscious and unconscious levels, the way they make sense of and respond to the world around them. Read More »

Breathing Awareness and Flourishing with Awair’s Webinar Series

Social media image*This is a guest post provided by Awair, Authorized Hogan Distributor. 

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 became a serious health threat all over the world and everyone was forced to lock up at home in self-quarantine, it was clear that everyday routine – going to work included – was abruptly interrupted for an indefinite period of time.

In this moment of discontinuity and need to forcedly reorganize our own daily activities, many of us have started reading, studying, participating in trainings – activities that until this very moment have been frequently neglected – to fill up all that time that suddenly is free. Read More »

Managerial Competencies and Organizational Levels

RT Headshot 2017I was talking recently with a very smart psychologist about IBM; I noted that IBM’s stock has gone down steadily for the past six years, and he said: “IBM is well managed but poorly led.” This perceptive observation assumes that managers’ jobs change as they move from supervisor to manager to executive. I have always thought that leadership is the same at any level, but many people believe that the roles of managers, and the competencies needed to perform in those roles, change as they advance in organizations. I know little about this, so I asked Rob Kaiser and, as usual, he was helpful—in part because he organized an entire issue of The Psychologist-Manager Journal (2011, Volume 14) on this subject. Read More »

Look for the Helpers: Humble Leadership in Times of Crisis

max-winkler-UFIZodJgScQ-unsplashMany people are involved in a basketball game: A coach provides strategy, a shooting guard is agile, and a point guard assists in providing direction. In the heat of the game, the coach knows when to put in strong players, when to bench someone, and when to encourage every player to step up and give 110%. But winning does not depend on just the coach. Winning depends on each player contributing, whether by hustling down the court, putting up a three-pointer, or being in the best possible position when the game is on the line. Read More »

CooolCase and RELEVANT Against COVID-19: Selecting Blue Collar Employees

Untitled-1CooolCase is a traditional family business in Dresden, Germany, that manufactures steel cases for complex devices and partners with other companies for the development and production of mechanical solutions. The business’s core competency is in metal processing. CooolCase is internationally known for its high quality, efficiency, and innovative mindset. Read More »

Managing Stress with Strategic Self-Awareness

sydney-rae-geM5lzDj4Iw-unsplash*This post was authored by Jessie McClure, Delivery Consultant at Hogan, and Erin Laxson, Senior Delivery Consultant and Manager at Hogan.

Feeling the Sunday scaries? At the start of each workweek, we prepare ourselves for the stressful situations we are likely to face throughout the week. With the recent pandemic, the stress we are feeling is unprecedented. As we try to go about the workday facing new challenges in an abruptly virtual world, the way that we manage our stress might not be at the forefront of our minds. Nevertheless, strategic self-awareness is a critical concept when facing daily uncertainty. Read More »