The Importance of Personality on Leadership
What is leadership? Leadership is not being in charge; many people who are in charge of teams and organizations are either lucky or are good politicians and have no talent for leadership. Leadership should be defined as the ability to build and maintain a high-performing team that bests the competition. In turn, leadership should be evaluated in relation to the performance of the team.1
D-TECK has reunited several blog articles from both D-TECK and Hogan Assessment Systems relating to the importance of personality when it comes to leadership, as well as resources to help reflect upon and assess leadership skills in an organization:
- Combining Cognitive and Personality (article)
- 8 Personalities According to Hogan (article)
- 11 Reasons Why Leaders Might Fail (article)
- The Dark Side of Personality (webinar)
- Consequences of Poor Leadership (article)
- The World-Renowned MBTI (article)
Combining Cognitive and PersonalityIn business, leaders are required to make critical decisions that ultimately determine the success or failure of the organization. They must also have the interpersonal skills to get along with others and build high-performing teams.
Both critical reasoning skills and interpersonal skills are effective predictors of performance. So how can you make sure employees make good decisions and have the interpersonal skills to effectively function?
8 Personalities According to Hogan
Assigning personality types to people will never be an exact science, regardless of the amount of data collected or the tools used to measure personality. Still, it is often useful to look at the person as a whole instead of thinking of individuals as simply a mixture of the same chemicals. Hogan’s data indicate that there are in fact eight robust personality types – or personality profiles – that are meaningfully related to work and career outcomes. So... Which one are you?
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11 Reasons Why Leaders Might Fail
Being assigned a leadership role in an organization may feel like an amazing accomplishment, but it is only half the battle. The second, and arguably most important, half lies in building and maintaining a highly effective team. In order to successfully manage a team and lead it towards great results, leaders need to develop meaningful connections with their employees. 11 derailers can inhibit leaders from successfully building relationships, which could negatively affect their professional success. Being aware of and understanding these derailers can help top-level management and team leaders foster stronger working relationships with their employees.
The Dark Side of Personality
A WEBINAR WITH HOGAN, HOSTED BY D-TECK
Do you truly know your managers and employees? Even their derailers that can potentially affect their performance in the workplace?
Under pressure, what might be a strength on a typical day could quickly become a weakness: drive to ruthless ambition, detail-oriented to micromanaging, and so on. Knowing the effects of dark sides helps leaders recognize shortcomings, maximize strengths, and build successful teams.
Along with Dustin Hunter from Hogan Assessments, D-TECK is presenting "The Dark Side of Personality: Understanding the Vital Link Between Personality, Leadership and Team Performance," a webinar focused on the effects of a leader's derailers, as well as tools and strategies to help you manage your employees' dark side behaviours.
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SIX Consequences of Poor Leadership
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is the best known and most widely used personality “instrument” in the world. Dr. Robert Hogan, founder of Hogan Assessment Systems, has met pretty much everyone responsible for the development of the MBTI in the 1960s—both the critics and the proponents. It might be informative to reflect briefly on the pros and cons of this remarkably successful assessment product. According to Dr. Hogan, there are five aspects of the MBTI that are positive and worth remembering.
D-TECK Reports offer a global portrait.
To increase self-awareness among leaders,
We recommend having candidates complete psychometric tests, such as the Senior Management in Development test (for positions such as vice-president, president and CEO) and the Team Leader in Development test (for first-level management positions). In their assessment report, they will receive a clear indication of their strengths and areas for improvement in their day-to-day work.
The World-Renowned MBTI
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is the best known and most widely used personality “instrument” in the world. Dr. Robert Hogan, founder of Hogan Assessment Systems, has met pretty much everyone responsible for the development of the MBTI in the 1960s—both the critics and the proponents. It might be informative to reflect briefly on the pros and cons of this remarkably successful assessment product. According to Dr. Hogan, there are five aspects of the MBTI and its 16 personalities that are positive and worth remembering.
About Hogan Assessment Systems
In the 1970s, Hogan established itself as a pioneer in psychometric assessments by creating the first personality inventories to predict job performance. Since then, Hogan’s footprint has gone global: almost 2 million tests have been conducted in over 50 countries.
With over 40 years of experience, the company has developed psychometric tools that deliver scientifically demonstrated added value to HR processes and that are recognized by thousands of clients, among which 75% of Fortune 500 companies.