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.
November 20, 2020
Meet a Versatile Leader: Ajay Banga
Mastercard CEO provides a stunning example of versatile leadership in action.
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.
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?
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.
April 7, 2020
HBR: Stabilize Your Team for Agility
Paradoxical as it sounds, organizations need stability to respond with agility and resilience.
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.
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!
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."
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!
June 2, 2019
The Accountability Crisis
Are your leaders soft on accountability? You are not alone.
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.
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.
September 26, 2018
HBR: Too Much Charisma Can Make Leaders Less Effective
When it comes to charisma, all that glitters is not gold.
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.
April 1, 2018
Managing Yourself in a VUCA World
The secret to leading in today's complex operating environment lies within.
February 1, 2018
Leading in a VUCA World
What does it really mean to lead in a VUCA world?
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.
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.
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.
July 7, 2013
HBR: A Surprising Lesson about Caring Too Much
Can you really overdo people skills?
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."
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.
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.
April 1, 2013
New book; Fear Your Strengths
What you are best at could be your biggest problem.
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.
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.
February 14, 2012
Kaiser & Hogan win Article of the Year
How to (and How not to) Assess the Integrity of Managers