Tag: Ryne Sherman

Don’t Tell Mom, the Babysitter’s a Fake

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A recent article in the Washington Post described a new service from a company called Predictim that claims to help people find the perfect babysitter. The service scans the would-be sitter’s entire Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram history, then uses recent advances in personality and data analytics to assess four “personality features” — propensity toward Bullying… Read more »

Robert Hogan and Ryne Sherman to Speak in Mexico City on October 16

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HRTools, Hogan’s premier distributor in Mexico, is hosting a breakfast event on October 16 in Mexico City featuring Dr. Robert Hogan and Dr. Ryne Sherman as speakers. Dr. Hogan’s presentation will cover the topic of humility and effective leadership. When organizations search for new leaders, they consciously or unconsciously look for candidates with charisma. However,… Read more »

Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness: The Case of Florida Atlantic University Football

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Sports are an excellent laboratory for understanding how leadership impacts organizational effectiveness. The criteria for success are clear and easily quantified (i.e., winning vs. losing). Moreover, frequent changes in personnel and leadership provide quasi-experimental evidence of how these factors play a role in success. In this essay, I consider the case of the Florida Atlantic… Read more »

Does a Computer Know Your Personality Better Than Your Friends?

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A few years ago, as I was standing in the bookstore, I heard someone on the radio talk about a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) showing that a computer algorithm, relying only on the things you “like” on Facebook, makes more accurate judgments of your personality than… Read more »

The Personality of Donald Trump

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*The original version of this article was published by Psychology Today on September 17, 2015, prior to Donald Trump’s election victory in 2016. It has been updated to reflect observations made since he took office. The fate of any organization is largely a function of that organization’s leadership. The organization of the United States is… Read more »

Self-Deception and Leadership

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*This post was authored by Robert Hogan & Ryne Sherman. There is a fascinating connection between two seemingly unrelated topics: self-deception and leadership. The two themes often come together in the lives of prominent politicians, for example, in the career of Barack Obama. Let us explain. We are both fascinated by the idea that people… Read more »

Humility, Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness

*This article was originally published by Training Industry on May 1, 2018. One of the best studies ever conducted on organizational effectiveness was done by Jim Collins and described in his book “Good to Great.” Collins identified 11 firms from the Fortune 1000 that had 15 years of below-average performance in their industry followed by… Read more »

What Goldilocks Can Teach Us About Charisma

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“This porridge is too hot!” “This porridge is too cold.” “Ahhh, this porridge is just right.” –Goldilocks At Hogan, we’ve been talking a lot about Humility lately. We’ve spent much less time talking about its antonym – Charisma. However, colleagues have used the Hogan Development Survey (HDS) to study charisma and recently published their findings… 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 »