Month: December 2015

Homeostasis and Organizational Evolution

Living organisms are characterized by a drive for homeostasis, or consistency. For example, most of us prefer consistency in our lifestyles, the types of people we hang out with, and in the foods we eat. Although we often like to think of ourselves as adventurous and free-spirited, research shows that… Read More

How Someone’s Taste In Music Truly Reflects Who That Person Is

In an article on Elite Daily, Hogan CEO Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic explains how the significance of music — and its relation to personality — revolves around three important factors: Music can improve your performance across a variety of different tasks Music can help improve your own “intellectual curiosity” Music can manipulate… Read More

A Safer Personality

  Conventional wisdom says on-the-job training that focuses on education, equipment, and protocol leads to safer employees. While this line of thought has certainly lowered the number of workplace injuries, it tends to ignore research that shows that a worker’s personality and behavior play key roles in creating a culture… Read More

FAQ Blog Series: The Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory

In this final installment in our FAQ series, the Hogan Research Department addresses questions on the Motives, Values, Preferences inventory (MVPI). Add your questions to the comments below. Q: Are there core values other than the 10 measured by the MVPI?A: To develop the MVPI, Hogan researchers examined over 80… Read More

Hogan Debuts New Global Headquarters in Downtown Tulsa

Last Thursday we officially debuted our new 35,000-square-foot global headquarters in downtown Tulsa with a grand opening celebration attended by Tulsa’s top business and community leaders. The $15-million facility was a collaborative effort of multiple Tulsa-based companies, including Selser Schaefer Architects and Flintco handling the building design and construction, and… Read More

The Personality Traits Of Engaging and Disengaging Leaders

Most people think of leadership as a vocation, but it's really a psychological process—namely, the process of influencing others to put aside their self-serving agendas and cooperate for the common good of a group. Companies are just bigger, more organized groups than those groups where our earliest ancestors first developed… Read More

Hogan Partners with Witt/Kieffer and Providence Health & Services on Physician Executive Performance Study

What are the characteristics that define outstanding physician leaders? A yearlong collaborative study of more than 100 physician executives conducted by Hogan Assessments, executive search firm Witt/Kieffer and Providence Health & Services found that certain qualities can actually predict strong performance. Using proprietary personality assessments and performance feedback, the researchers… Read More

FAQ Blog Series: The Hogan Development Survey

This installment of our FAQ blog series focuses on the Hogan Development Survey where our Hogan Research Department answers questions on derailing tendencies. Add your questions to the comments. Q: Why does the HDS not have a faking good scale?A: The HDS is used almost exclusively for development. Faking is… Read More

Unlocking the Door to Talent

Competencies are the key to talent. Whether you are looking for a new job or a promotion, employers will try to evaluate how well your talents fit with a given role. But what competencies are employers looking for today, and how do they measure them? In our complimentary ebook, Unlocking… Read More

What You Think Makes A Good Leader Probably Doesn’t

What does it take to be a good leader? One reason that's such a perennial question is because it's so hard to answer. Many of our opinions about leadership are based on subjective experiences rather than the full breadth of psychological research in the field. We may think we know… Read More

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