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Humility: The Antidote for Bad Leadership

Popular wisdom will have you believe that a leader is someone who exudes confidence and charisma because they appear smart, interesting, and engaging. However, more often than not, these types of leaders wreak havoc on the workplace. A growing body of research suggests that humilityis a far more important quality in… Read More

How to Flunk Uber

Delia Ephron, a best-selling American author, screenwriter, and playwright, published an essay in the New York Timesentitled “Ouch, My Personality, Reviewed” that is a superb example of what Freud called “the psychopathology of everyday life.” She starts the essay by noting that she recently used Uber, and the driver told her that if she… Read More

The Value of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

The Personality Brokers, Merve Emre’s interesting new book, is a kind of feminist treatise focusing on the lives and work of the two amazing women, Katharine Briggs and her daughter Isabel Myers, who developed and promoted the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). The MBTI is the best known and most widely… Read More

Successful Teams: The New Blueprint

BUILDING THE PERFECT TEAM ISN’T ABOUT ASSEMBLING AN ALL-STAR SQUAD OF ARCHETYPES. IT’S ABOUT FIND- ING CONTRIBUTORS WHO ARE GENEROUS AND RESPECTFUL, BUT CONFIDENT AND CHARISMATIC, TOO— AND PICKING THE RIGHT LEADER WHO CAN PULL THEM ALL TOGETHER.   IF CLASSIC CARTOONS like Scooby Doo, Captain Planet, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have taught us… Read More

Self-Deception and Leadership

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 often do things for reasons… Read More

Humility has been a hot topic at Hogan in 2018, and that won’t be changing anytime in the near future. However, many of those familiar with Hogan are probably curious what that means in relation to Hogan scales, and what we look for to identify humble leaders. Although we are… Read More

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

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