Tag: Hogan

The Dark Side of Personality: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

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Everyone around the world derails, or shows their dark side, at some point(s) in a career. That is, people from all walks of life inevitably demonstrate behaviors and reactions that end up getting in the way of leadership, relationships, and/or performance at one time or another. But why do self-aware, educated professionals who know their… Read more »

A&D Resources to Host Event on Dealing with Poor Leadership

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*This press release originally appeared on Business Wire on May 8, 2018. A&D Resources, an international consultancy company, operating with 15 years’ experience with assessment and development of individuals, teams and organisations, and an authorized Hogan Assessments distributor, will host an event featuring Dr. Robert Hogan, well known authority on personality and business psychology, at 2:30 p.m…. Read more »

Distributor Spotlight: IAssessment Overcomes Adversity to Thrive in Spain

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The phrase “Fortune favors the bold” is appealing on the surface, especially to those who watch others take extraordinary risks without anything to lose themselves. And, in reality, often times fortune does NOT favor the bold, particularly when starting a new business. However, that did not deter our friends at IAssessment from launching their business… Read more »

Leadership and Humility

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*This is a guest post authored by Rob Field, Learning and Development Director at Advanced People Strategies. Leadership… A pretty vast topic. The debates around effective leadership always evoke some pretty heated debate and numerous perspectives. We all have our stories of the successful and inspirational leaders we have worked for and with, the qualities… Read more »

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 »

Charisma: Not a Recipe for Better Leadership

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*This is a guest blog post written by Nicholas Emler, Ph.D., a Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Surrey. Leadership was for too long grievously neglected by mainstream psychology, so it is good to see the topic more regularly getting serious scholarly attention; there is now a substantial body of informative research, in… 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 »