Organizations fixate on executives who appear eager, certain, and charismatic. Yet, unbridled confidence often disguises a narcissistic focus on the self at the expense of others. Recent research suggest humble, generous leaders deliver better results by learning from mistakes, creating productive dialogue, and building stronger teams. In this presentation, Dr. Robert Hogan will discuss the downsides of charisma, upsides of of humility, recent research supporting these claims, and ways organizations can actively select and develop humility in the upper ranks.
Robert Hogan, Ph.D., president of Hogan Assessment Systems, is an international authority on personality assessment, leadership, and organizational effectiveness. He was McFarlin Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Tulsa for 14 years. Prior to that, he was Professor of Psychology and Social Relations at The Johns Hopkins University. He has received a number of research and teaching awards, and is the editor of the Handbook of Personality Psychology and author of the Hogan Personality Inventory. Dr. Hogan received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, specializing in personality assessment.
Dr. Hogan is the author of more than 300 journal articles, chapters and books. He is widely credited with demonstrating how careful attention to personality factors can influence organizational effectiveness in a variety of areas — ranging from organizational climate and leadership to selection and effective team performance. Dr. Hogan is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
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