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VIDEO: Four Questions with Bob Hogan

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Most of you probably know Hogan Assessments was founded by Bob Hogan, and he’s been our guiding force to this day. But how well do you really know him? Did you know his original background was in physics and engineering? Or that his interest in leadership came from leading a janitorial crew for properties owned… Read more »

What’s Holding the Team Back from High Performance?

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*This is a guest blog post authored by Melvyn Payne, Commercial Director at Advanced People Strategies. I am privileged to work on a regular basis with leadership teams from a wide variety of backgrounds – both public and private sector. The big question that is usually being considered is “how do we become a high… Read more »

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 »

What Can a Rugby Team Teach Us About Humility?

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*This post was authored by Hogan’s Michael Tapia, Dena Rhodes, and Ryne Sherman. The New Zealand All Blacks is one of the most successful sports organizations of all time. For over a century they dominated the world stage as a premier member of the international rugby union, competing with such foes as the South Africa… 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 »