Tag: personality

Accelerating Team Effectiveness in the COVID-19 World: Strategies to Improve Team Function (Part 2)

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*This post was co-authored by Hogan’s Erin Laxson, Holly Paine Magnuson, and Jessie McClure. In August, Hogan published the first of a two-part blog series about accelerating team performance. If you recall, we shared the importance of adapting by creating new strategies or running the risk of having an ineffective, unproductive, and misaligned team as… Read more »

Hogan Assessments Launches Candidate Assessment Suite

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We’re excited to announce the official launch of the Hogan Candidate Assessment Suite the most robust talent acquisition solution in the industry. Hiring used to be a shot in the dark. With the Hogan Candidate Assessment Suite, hiring is a fast and valid prediction of performance, packaging Hogan’s rigorous science in the simplest user experience…. Read more »

What Makes Up the Personality of a Successful Entrepreneur?

*This is a guest post authored by Jennifer L. Tackett, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Northwestern University, and Melissa Kaufman, executive director of The Garage at Northwestern University. This article was originally published on Psychology Today. Businesses have long used the powerful information contained in personality assessments to facilitate leadership performance and outcomes. Understanding an individual’s personality—or their unique characteristic ways of being—can… Read more »

CEOs in Crisis: The Influence of Leaders’ Performance Risks (Part 2)

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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. Some personality traits can pose risks to companies’ success. These traits, which Hogan calls derailers, tend to arise when people are stressed, fatigued, or bored (that is, when we do not exercise self-control). These are the… 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 »