Tag: personality

Leaders around the World: Who Comes out on Top?

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*This is a guest post authored by Adrian Chew, principal consultant at Peter Berry Consultancy (PBC).  Globalization and the expansion of organizations across international borders have created opportunities and challenges for current and future leaders. As a consultant, psychologist, and coach, I am excited to see more organizations around the world investing in psychometric and… Read more »

How Personality Assessments Improve Safety at Work

Gaining the best and most suitable employees for your company is the key to success. Nowadays, companies are trying to hire the best of the best and are putting a lot of effort into new and exciting forms of recruiting. While a strong recruiting strategy provides only one major advantage for most companies, it is substantial for… Read more »

Our Assessments Work Anywhere

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*This post was authored by Ryne Sherman and Brandon Ferrell. A recently published study suggests that some of the most common personality assessments (i.e., one’s based on the Big 5) don’t work in other countries. The study was published in a prestigious journal (Science Advances, impact factor > 12), and it has already gained prominent… Read more »

Personality Assessment and Performance Management

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A critical task for leaders is to ensure that their followers are working efficiently toward the organization’s goals. In business, employees whose work is aligned with the organization’s objectives are more productive. So-called “performance management processes” are intended to create alignment between the employee’s work and the organization’s goals. A typical performance management process might… Read more »

VIDEO: Bob Hogan on the Nature of Human Nature

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According to Hogan Assessments founder Robert Hogan, life is about competition. There’s competition within groups to attain status, and those who win generally are those with good social skills. There’s also competition between groups, and the groups with the strongest leaders win in this arena. Competition within groups is what fascinates and entertains people. However,… Read more »

It’s Time to Stop Vilifying Ambition

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The concept of ambition has a bad reputation in popular culture. The textbook definition – a strong desire to achieve something, typically through determination and hard work – seems innocuous, but the word is often associated with destructive consequences. Napoleon, Stalin, and Hitler were ambitious, and that cost the world millions of lives. On a… Read more »

Does Personality Change? On the Stability of Personality Assessment Scores

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Does personality change? This is a question we receive regularly from our clients, along with a lot of hypotheses about when and why scores shift. Answering this seemingly straightforward question actually requires addressing three related questions: How often do scores on assessments change? Personality assessments—like the ones we create at Hogan—measure patterns of behavior. Decades… Read more »