Hogan was the first personality assessment provider to recognize the value of assessing derailers, or dark side personality, with working adults. First launched in 1995, the Hogan Development Survey (HDS) measures 11 derailing tendencies that can impede career success and interpersonal effectiveness. In 1998, we were the first test publisher to develop a web-based assessment… Read more »
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A Definitive Guide for Improving Leader Performance While the practice of strengths-based coaching remains popular in the global workplace, the new book Coaching the Dark Side of Personality sheds light on the toxic tendencies and behaviors that can derail the careers of today’s leaders. The book, authored by Hogan’s Dr. Rodney Warrenfeltz and Trish Kellett, offers the… Read more »
Written by Dr. Robert Hogan and Dr. Kimberly Nei In a fascinating and counter-intuitive paper, two Harvard economists (Housman and Minor) suggest that it makes better financial sense not to hire toxic workers than to hire star performers. Toxic workers engage in theft, property damage, sexual harassment, and workplace violence and destroy the culture of… Read more »
It may be the secret of our of success or the root of all evil, but the dark side of our personality fundamentally shapes who we are as leaders. The latest issue of Talent Quarterly focuses on how this dark side can create brilliant success or tragic failure. The world-class lineup of authors in this… Read more »
The two keys to success when it comes to running an effective business are money and people. Organizations tend to recognize that money is important to running a successful business, but often times they fail to focus on the people side of the equation. Unfortunately when companies do consider the people side they often get… Read more »
What makes a great chief executive? Although leadership is one of the most studied subjects in academia and the business world, there is no clear answer to this question, in part because so little research has been done examining what separates CEOs from the rest of us. To answer this question, Hogan partner Winsborough Limited… Read more »
When thinking about personality, one thing that we know is there is no such thing as a good or bad personality. It really depends on the job and situation. This is a point that we regularly emphasize to individuals and organizations. Along these same lines, we know that high scores on personality assessments do not… Read more »
You make what seems like a promising hire – good resume, relevant experience, and solid references. And, at first, her performance matches that promise.
We heard it all before: leaders behaving one way in public, then very differently behind closed doors.
The future of the US (and world) economy depends on the activity of entrepreneurs, who create businesses, jobs, and wealth. Although, as Adam Smith noted, they do this for perfectly self-centered reasons and the fact that others profit from their activities is of no interest to them. Adam Smith was speaking from personal experience, and… Read more »