Our more than 20 years of coaching and consulting with executives – combined with careful study of how they become versatile leaders – have generated many original insights. Sometimes counterintuitive, often challenging conventional wisdom, these insights are the foundation of our assessment tools, development methodologies, and ability to transform assessment data into talent strategies that produce better results.

April 4, 2022

Thriving at Work in the Post-pandemic World

Practical advice for leaders in the new world of work emerging from the aftermath of the pandemic

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January 11, 2021

Demanding Leadership for Demanding Times

This versatile CEO recognized, responded to – and met – today’s most demanding challenge. It's an instructive example about how demanding leadership actually works.

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November 20, 2020

Meet a Versatile Leader: Ajay Banga

Mastercard CEO provides a stunning example of versatile leadership in action.

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October 9, 2020

Hogan Podcast: The Dark Side of Charisma

Listen to Rob Kaiser discuss the dark side of charismatic leadership in a wide ranging conversation with Ryne Sherman and Blake Loepp of Hogan Assessment Systems.

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September 21, 2020

Are Your Leaders Ready for the "Next Normal?"

No one was prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic, but versatile leaders rose to the challenge--how are you developing versatility for the next unexpected disruption?

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May 12, 2020

HBR: Avoid Collaboration Overload by Rightsizing Teamwork

Too many leaders try to maximize teamwork, and wind up bogging the system down. A solution: Rightsize teamwork instead.

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April 7, 2020

HBR: Stabilize Your Team for Agility

Paradoxical as it sounds, organizations need stability to respond with agility and resilience.

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March 2, 2020

HBR: The Best Leaders are Versatile

A practical model for developing the key capability for leading effectively in a disruptive world of fast-paced change and paradox.

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March 1, 2020

Beyond Strengths: An Interview with Rob Kaiser

Rob was interviewed about his concerns with the strengths movement sweeping HR and T&D for the program, Out of the Comfort Zone. Listen now!

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November 7, 2019

Yes, You Can Overuse Your Strengths

There is some real muddy thinking, which leads to bad practice, behind the claim that "you can't have too much of a strength."

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September 17, 2019

The Hidden Weakness of Strengths-Based Development

There is a seductive appeal to the strengths-based approach to leadership development – but buyer beware!

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June 2, 2019

The Accountability Crisis

Are your leaders soft on accountability? You are not alone.

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January 8, 2019

The Dark Side of Charisma in The Economist

The Economist asked Rob to explain his work on the dark side of charisma and how it can negatively affect leadership and organizational performance.

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October 15, 2018

30 Years of the Lessons of Experience

Rob and the Center for Creative Leadership hosted a day-long conference about the lasting impact of Mike Lombardo and Morgan McCall's seminal research.

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October 1, 2018

HBR: The Science of High Potential Identification

Research on the personal qualities that suggest an individual is likely to go far is surprisingly clear.

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September 26, 2018

HBR: Too Much Charisma Can Make Leaders Less Effective

When it comes to charisma, all that glitters is not gold.

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July 15, 2018

Versatility: You Can’t Lead Without It Today

Versatility is the key to leading in a paradoxical world of fast-paced change; but versatile leaders are rare.

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April 1, 2018

Managing Yourself in a VUCA World

The secret to leading in today's complex operating environment lies within.

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February 1, 2018

Leading in a VUCA World

What does it really mean to lead in a VUCA world?

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September 17, 2017

HBR: Playing Office Politics without Selling Your Soul

There is a difference between "good politics" and "bad politics" and the savvy leader knows the difference.

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June 1, 2017

Who is Bob Hogan?

To understand how a poor kid from rural California revived and redefined the science of personality, you need to understand his story.

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July 8, 2013

Fear Your Strengths featured in The Economist

The Economist profiled Rob's latest book and why leaders need to learn to beware of their strengths.

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July 7, 2013

HBR: A Surprising Lesson about Caring Too Much

Can you really overdo people skills?

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April 29, 2013

Strengths, an Unseen Enemy? The CCL Interview

We wrote a new book; the Center for Creative Leadership asked us what it's about--and why anyone should "fear their strengths."

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April 16, 2013

HBR: Was the Iron Lady firm or rigid?

Margaret Thatcher's career as the British Prime Minister illustrates the fine line between a strength and a weakness.

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April 4, 2013

HBR: Don’t let strengths become weaknesses

We all know strengths can be become weaknesses when overused; here's some advice for avoiding the trap.

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April 1, 2013

New book; Fear Your Strengths

What you are best at could be your biggest problem.

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November 8, 2012

HBR: Why managers struggle with accountability

Over half of managers aren't firm enough on holding people accountable; this post explains why.

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October 8, 2012

HBR: Was Steve Jobs a role model for leaders?

A lesson in thinking about leadership from one of the most incandescent visionaries of all time.

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February 14, 2012

Kaiser & Hogan win Article of the Year

How to (and How not to) Assess the Integrity of Managers

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