Modern Manager

The Modern Manager

The Modern Manager: Business Leader or Mental Health Menace? Among nonpsychologists today, the consensus is that modern leadership research has failed, and there is no consensus regarding the characteristics of effective leaders. Most literature defines leaders as the people who are in charge, but the problem with this definition is that people are chosen for… Read more »

Personality Characteristics of Effective Remote Employees

Remote Series: Leading Effective Virtual Teams

Hogan defines leadership as the ability to build and maintain a highly effective team. High-performing teams have productive norms around how they interact interpersonally, but what does that look like in this virtual world? Tune in for some practical advice on how to transition your team’s norms to this “new normal” and maintain or increase… Read more »

Personality Characteristics of Effective Remote Employees

Remote Series: Personality Characteristics of Effective Remote Employees

Although remote work is not a new phenomenon, the recent crisis has forced many organizations and their employees to shift how they do their day-to-day tasks. For many, the adjustment to remote work highlights a different context in which personality characteristics can either facilitate or impede success. By reviewing what personality characteristics are most beneficial… Read more »


COVID-19 and the Dark Side of Personality

COVID-19 has disrupted our daily routines, created uncertainty about finances, raised concerns about possible infection and the loss of loved ones, and isolated us from each other. In short, our levels of stress are unprecedented, and this is a perfect storm for dysfunctional behaviors to emerge. Join Hogan, along with presenters Gordon Curphy, PhD, and… Read more »

Personality Characteristics of Effective Remote Employees

Remote Series: Leverage Values to Keep Individuals and Teams Engaged

The world of work, and our individual and collective place in it, has been continually shifting over the past hundred years. But with the current unprecedented global disruption, these shifts have become dramatic and jarring, seemingly redefining weekly what it means to work. Employee motivation has been thrust into the spotlight, and for good reason…. Read more »

Absent Leader

Absentee Leadership

Even during the best of times, research shows that absentee leadership is quite common and destructive to teams and organizations. For leaders whose teams are all working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, the possibility of showing up as an absentee leader increases, even for leaders who typically are engaged with their teams in the office…. Read more »


What it Takes to Lead Through Organizational Crisis

Every organization will face a crisis at some point. While the COVID-19 crisis is unprecedented, operating in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) world has long meant that crisis is inevitable. Whether an organization succeeds through a crisis is dependent upon its leader’s actions. In fact, a leader’s legacy is often determined by how he… Read more »