We’ve enjoyed a lot of positive feedback lately regarding our Hogan Development Survey marketing campaign, which features a number of different animals that “personify” the 11 derailer scales measured by the assessment. These potentially-derailing characteristics aren’t necessarily bad (in fact, they can be very *good* depending on your line of work), so we developed… Read more »
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Why is it that bad management seems such a universal issue? It seems that anyone who’s knocked around any number of “underling” positions in any industry can relate to tales of incompetent, inefficient and often sadistic management. And if this is indeed the case, why does poor management continue to be such a pervasive… Read more »
Today’s post is excerpted from the essay “Personality Theory and Positive Psychology” by Robert Hogan and Michael J. Benson.
The following Robert Hogan commentary appeared on the Hogan Assessments Website in March 2007. It’s a good summary of of why we (Hogan) do what we do, and I’d be curious to know the perception of the relationship between personality and career success from people *outside* the realm of I/O psychology. If you’re currently searching… Read more »
Ronald Reagan was fond of saying, “He governs best who governs least.” I am a lifetime liberal but on this point, I largely agree with the former President and conservative icon. Several years ago, on a commercial flight to somewhere, I was sitting next to a talkative retired aeronautical engineer. In the course of his… Read more »
Welcome to “The Science of Personality,” an informal repository of information and commentary related to industrial/occupational psychology. Much of the content is the work of Dr. Robert Hogan, founder of Hogan Assessment Systems and an international authority on personality assessment, leadership, and organizational effectiveness. As such, Dr. Hogan offers keen insight into the goings-on within… Read more »