Tag: personality

CEOs in Crisis: The Influence of Leaders’ Everyday Strengths (Part 1)

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*This post was authored by Sara Ruiz, Research and Development Talent Management Model Lead at THUOPER, Hogan’s authorized distributor in Colombia. The new realities shaped by the disruptive and complex moment we are experiencing are completely different for each organization. This situation is forcing some companies to completely reinvent themselves, while others are unable to operate… Read more »

Accelerating Team Effectiveness in the COVID-19 World

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*This post was co-authored by Hogan’s Erin Laxson, Holly Paine Magnuson, and Jessie McClure. Earlier this year, before the global pandemic, I returned to the office after an extended business trip. When I walked into the building, the environment felt different. The building was the same, the furniture was where it had been before, and… Read more »

The Dark Side of Entrepreneurship: Avoiding Personal and Organizational Derailment

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*This is a guest post authored by Jorge Fernandez, a member of the Hogan Coaching Network. Entrepreneurs tend to have a heroic status around the globe — and for good reason. Entrepreneurialism encourages individual proactivity, creativity, and economic vitality, yet a significant number of startups fail for many well-documented reasons. The organizational psychologist in me… Read more »

Parkinson’s Law in the Age of the Pandemic

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C. Northcote Parkinson (1909—1993) was a British naval historian, lecturer, and novelist; he formulated his famous law in an essay in The Economist in 1955. Parkinson’s law was intended to describe the behavior of managers in the British Navy and British government, but it is also a pretty good description of work in most organizations…. Read more »

Improving Diversity and Inclusion: Practical, Evidence-based Recommendations

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*This post was authored by Amber Burkhart, Kimberly Nei, Chase Winterberg, and Jessica Walker. The protests against systemic patterns of racism and police brutality following George Floyd’s death, the success of female heads of state leading their countries through the global pandemic, and the recent United States Supreme Court decision prohibiting workplace discrimination based on… Read more »

Derail Leaders’ Derailment

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Despite the thousands of print and internet resources available on the subject of effective leadership, it remains elusive. The number of leaders who fail is consistently estimated to be greater than 50%. The impact that ineffective leaders have on their teams and entire organizations can be devastating from both a human and financial perspective. It’s… Read more »

Personality and the Problem of Police Brutality

*This post was authored by Hogan Chief Science Officer Ryne Sherman and Hogan Talent Analytics Consultant Chase Winterberg. The cases of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor represent just two recent and horrific examples of police brutality resulting in unnecessary loss of human life. The awfulness of these cases is amplified by fact that African Americans—both… Read more »

Clones, Diversity, Innovation, and Personality

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People sometimes ask whether using personality assessment for selection will create an organization full of clones, decrease diversity, and narrow the range of innovative thought available to solve company problems. Their concern is that if they hire people with similar personality characteristics, they will create a culture of groupthink. Some assessment providers have fostered this… Read more »

Supreme Court Rules Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Included in Sex as a Federally Protected Class

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On June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) delivered a monumental decision for equal employment opportunity in our country, resolving a legal uncertainty haunting the LGBTQ community since the enactment of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (1964). The result? SCOTUS made clear that Title VII prohibits employers from discriminating… Read more »