Tag: Bob Hogan

The Psychology of Economic Development

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I find it annoying that Economics is regarded as a more advanced discipline than Psychology. For example, there is a Nobel Prize in Economics but not in Psychology; this is odd because the field of “behavioral economics” is nothing more than applied cognitive psychology. Several years ago, I started reading The Economist magazine in order… Read more »

Hogan Cares About Validity; Most Test Publishers Do Not

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The test publishing industry is unregulated. As a result, many commercial test publishers ignore validity, and sell the psychometric equivalent of snake oil. However, when most reputable assessment vendors care only about their bottom line, they have little incentive to care much about the validity of their assessments. And, because of the high stakes involved… Read more »

Thoughts on: New(ish) Directions for Vocational Interests Research

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*This is a guest post written by Joel A. DiGirolamo, Director of Coaching Science for the International Coach Federation. I enjoyed reading the thought-provoking paper “New(ish) Directions for Vocational Interests Research”by Hogan and Sherman. It is jam-packed with concepts, models, and logic that offer fodder for many thought exercises. I certainly agree with the assertion that “values… Read more »

Bob Hogan on Workplace Culture

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Culture can best be defined in terms of the values that guide the behavior and decision making of a social unit—a team, a family, a business, etc. Culture is not vague and touchy-feely; cultures can be easily and reliably assessed using any number of commercially available survey instruments. Cultures have real, concrete behavioral consequences, and… Read more »

Bob Hogan Discusses the Importance of Humility in Leaders

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When organizations are working to identify new leaders, too often they gravitate toward those who are charismatic, narcissistic, and inappropriately self-confident. These individuals tend to emerge because they are well-liked and masters in the art of office politics. However, decades of data and research prove that people with these characteristics are extremely ineffective leaders, and… Read more »

VIDEO: Bob Hogan on the Bright Side of Personality

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Developed in 1980, the Hogan Personality Inventory, which describes the bright side of personality, has aged like a fine wine. With a commitment to validity and reliability, Hogan’s flagship assessment is continuously updated and analyzed by our industry-leading research division. Whether your goal is to find the right hire or develop stronger leaders, assessing bright-side… Read more »