Category: Music

Six Lessons on leadership from Bob Hogan

I am obsessed with the topic of leadership. Organizations need leaders to make key decisions, anticipate and manage changing market trends, and set strategic vision. When competent leadership prevails, people and companies prosper. Bad leadership almost always creates disengaged workers, corporate chicanery, and, eventually, business failure. The problem with most… Read More

Another Shade of the Dark Side: Derailing Due to Underuse of Behaviors

The dark side of personality concerns behaviors and attributes that derail people – getting them into trouble and making them less effective as leaders. Typically, these derailers appear when people are under stress (e.g., they have a tight deadline, they are dealing with ambiguity, etc.) or when they are not… Read More

The Value of Values for Teams

Groups are the default human working unit. For most sorts of jobs, people tend to cooperate and collaborate to get the work done. Even when the job doesn’t need collaboration we still prefer to do it in proximity with others – think brew clubs or cruise ships. When the job… Read More

HR’s Biggest Challenge: Succession Planning

In the 1970s, only 8 percent of S&P 500 CEOs were recruited externally. That number grew to 22 percent in 2014. Yet, outsiders are almost 7 times more likely to be dismissed within a short tenure than homegrown CEOs. No matter how much a board learns about an outside candidate,… Read More

Ed Sheeran Is Not Lorde: The Fungibility Fallacy

If you went to a concert to see Lorde and instead Ed Sheeran emerged on stage, you might be pleased to see him, but disappointed because Ed Sheeran is not Lorde and is never going to do the version of Green Light you thought you’d be watching. The fact that Ed Sheeran is not… Read More


PBC will be opening its doors to a brand new Melbourne office situated in the heart of Melbourne CBD, October 2017. Mark Do, Director will be heading up the Melbourne office, with the support of Senior Analyst Jaja Luo.  Mark specialises in taking an evidence-based approach in designing and delivering leadership development, talent management and… Read More

Self-Awareness in the Age of Individualism

Academics and businesspeople agree that self-awareness is a key aspect of improving performance. Studies show that without it, people tend to be closed-off to feedback, difficult to coach, overestimate capabilities, and ultimately struggle to build and maintain high performing teams. Conversely, awareness of one’s own behavioral tendencies facilitates leadership effectiveness. As it’s generally… Read More

Podcast: Hogan CEO discusses his new book

Too often, HR practitioners and talent management experts rely on intuition when it comes to identifying and developing key talent, even when armed with an overwhelming amount of data and objective tools that contradict their instincts. The problem is that the data they ignore is right in almost every case.… Read More

Hogan: Proof Our Science Helps Your Bottom Line

There is nothing that affects an organization’s bottom line more than hiring and developing the wrong employees. In fact, a recent Huffington Post article concluded that an employee making $60,000 annually will cost his or her company between $30,000 and $45,000 to hire and onboard a replacement. That’s an incredible… Read More

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