Category: Presentations

  • Spreading Versatile Leadership through the Nordics

    Rob spent the week with Scandinavian distribution partners, LEAD – enter next level, in a series of keynote addresses, workshops, and strategic meetings throughout the Nordics, including events in Copenhagen, Bjerringbro, Århus, Ålborg, and Oslo. The team wrapped up a jam-packed week with great fun at the Northside Rock Festival in Ådalen. After an LVI […] More

  • Using Personality to Develop Versatile Leaders

    Rob and his good friend, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, CEO, Hogan Assessment Systems, delivered an interactive workshop on how to use personality assessments to help managers become more well-rounded and versatile leaders at the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology’s annual conference in Anaheim, CA. Download Workshop Slides Summary Developing Versatile Leaders for Complex Times: A Personality-based Approach Presented at the 2016 Society for […] More

  • Rethinking the Leadership Gender Agenda

    In a provocative session at the Society for Consulting Psychology’s annual conference in Orlando, FL, Rob and his good friend and colleague, Wanda Wallace, challenged popular views and offered fresh thinking about how to help more talented women advance into senior leadership.   Download Rob and Wanda’s slides   Summary Rethinking the Leadership Gender Agenda Presented at the […] More

  • Latest insights presented at SIOP conference

    New research from Kaiser Leadership Solutions and our expanded network of colleagues blends clear thinking and powerful data to challenge conventional wisdom. These new Big Ideas were presented at the 2015 annual conference of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology in Philadelphia, April 23-25, 2015.   THE ACCOUNTABILITY CRISIS Download Rob’s presentation, The Accountability Crisis In Robert Hogan’s […] More

  • Versatile Leadership: The Polish Dilemma

    Rob’s keynote speech at a conference in Warsaw sponsored by the Polish business magazine, Puls Biznesu, reviewed the Leadership Versatility model along with data on Polish business leaders in the context of the country’s evolving economy. The data pinpointed a dilemma: Polish leaders are less versatile than their counterparts throughout Europe, yet the Polish economy […] More

  • Dark Side Personality and Extreme Leader Behavior

    Early research on derailment identified “personality flaws” and “strengths overused” as key reasons why executives get fired. This study explored the link between the two, and found sizable relationships between the dark side personality traits measured by the Hogan Development Survey and strengths overused as measured by coworker ratings on the Leadership Versatility Index. More

  • Why is the Leadership Industry Failing?

    Since 1996, the leadership training and development industry has exploded from $7B to nearly $14B in the U.S. In the same time, public confidence in leaders in all sectors has plummeted, and most companies worry they don’t have enough leadership talent. This conference session features thought leaders who help explain this paradox—and what to do about it. More

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  • What’s Wrong with How Leaders Get Hired?

    Rob Kaiser presented research on the state of play in executive assessment and selection at a recent conference. Among other findings, he showed how the qualities selection committees seek in candidates are often the very same reasons many senior appointments go awry. More

  • Using the Hogan Tools to Develop Leaders

    This conference session focused on how Robert Hogan’s comprehensive theory of personality and state-of-the-art assessment instruments can be used to develop leaders. The session included Hogan explaining his theory, and both research and practice models showing how to apply it. More


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