Tag: Hogan Assessment Systems

How to Destroy a Commercial Icon

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Leadership is one of the most important topics in human affairs. When good leaders are in place, institutions and their incumbents thrive; when bad leaders are in place, institutions fail and the incumbents suffer accordingly. The core task of leadership is to build high performing teams; leader behaviors that disrupt this process inevitably lead to… Read more »

What the Amazon Blunder Teaches Us About Big Data

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In this era of Big Data, simply producing or collecting nearly unfathomable amounts of data isn’t enough. The best companies are able to sift through that data to find meaningful trends and, ultimately, specific information that sparks a plan of action. In the rush to harness that data for job selection, numerous companies are turning… Read more »

In the Era of “Fake News,” It’s Hard to Know What, or Who, to Really Believe

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Today, amateur and professional trolls work to stir up arguments and divisiveness. Casual social media discussions frequently devolve into arguments with all kinds of questionable bits of information casually thrown around like wadded-up paper balls. Did the Pope really endorse Donald Trump? Is Kid Rock really running for Senate? Time to run to a fact-checking… Read more »

A Q&A on Humility

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We continue to emphasize the importance of humility and effective leadership at Hogan in 2018, as evidenced by this article in The Wall Street Journal last week. Because this has been such a hot topic for us, it has also generated a lot of questions from those within our network and beyond. To address these inquiries,… Read more »

Don’t Try to Be the “Fun Boss” — and Other Lessons in Ethical Leadership

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*This article was written by Kimberly Nei and Darin Nei, and was originally published by Harvard Business Review on September 10, 2018. Just becoming a leader is enough to exacerbate some people’s unethical tendencies. But power does not corrupt everyone. Our research suggests that key personality characteristics predict unethical leadership behavior. We collected personality data and supervisor ratings of ethical… Read more »

IAssessment to Host Event on Safety Featuring Ryan Ross and Zsolt Feher

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Every year, accidents at work cause unnecessary human tragedies and have serious financial consequences for companies. For decades, organizations have been investing, with good results, in three of the pillars of safety: laws, regulations and procedures; equipment, and training. However, these accidents still happen. Why is that? What more can companies do to determine and minimize the… Read more »

Hogan Personality Inventory Receives Stellar Review from The British Psychological Society

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This press release was originally published on Business Wire on Monday, September 17. The British Psychological Society (BPS) has completed a test review of the Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI), Hogan Assessments’ flagship assessment that describes normal personality. The 15-month process concluded with the HPI receiving perfect four-star ratings in the Documentation, Reports and User Experience categories…. Read more »

What’s Worse Than a Tyrannical Leader? One Who Isn’t There

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*This article was written by Danielle King and published in Human Resource Executive on June 1, 2018.  How to Recognize Absentee Leaders.  A high-performing salesperson knocks his sales goals out of the park every month and consistently brings in new clients while maintaining great internal and external relationships. When a new sales-leadership position opens, his… Read more »