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.

September 14, 2021

20 Years on the Dark Side

Twenty years of research and practice on the dark side of personality have revealed six key lessons about bad leadership and incompetent management.

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October 1, 2020

Versatile Leadership in an Unprecedented Crisis

Versatility was a distinguishing feature of the leaders who were best able to help their teams regroup, refocus, and deal with COVID-19.

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September 1, 2019

Raising the Bar in Leadership Development

A candid interview with Rob Kaiser and John Brothers of UNC Executive Development about what's wrong with leadership development—and how to fix it.

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December 1, 2018

How the Too Little / Too Much Scale Includes Context

One less obvious advantage of the LVI's unique rating scale is that it provides a subtle way for coworkers to take situational factors into account when assessing leadership.

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January 21, 2018

The Double-edged Sword of Charisma

There is a dark side to charisma, and this research article demonstrates the risks posed by highly charismatic leaders.

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May 17, 2017

The Too Little / Too Much Scale: Advantages Over 5-pt Rating Scales

A scientific paper reporting multiple experiments demonstrating how the "too little / too much" scale is advantageous over five-point scales because of the unique ability to distinguish when leaders do "a lot" versus "too much" of important behaviors.

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March 1, 2016

A Framework for Developing Leadership Teams

This practical article synthesizes the existing research literature on the formation, development, and performance of leadership teams.

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April 13, 2015

Dark Side Personality and Extreme Leader Behavior

An empirical study documenting the link between personality derailers (measured with the Hogan Development Survey) and extreme, counterproductive leadership behaviors (measured with the LVI 360) in a sample of global executives.

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March 15, 2013

Employability: Theory versus Reality

As the world of work evolves, what are the key characteristics that make for a great employee? This integrative review and synthesis of science and practice provides the answer.

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June 1, 2012

Leadership Culture Wars

Views of leadership based on management research and those based on psychology are quite distinct. But far from being incompatible, they are actually complementary.

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December 1, 2011

Personality, Leadership, and Overdoing It

An empirical study of the links between bright side personality traits measured by the Hogan Personality Inventory and a tendency to do too little, the right amount, and too much of the LVI 360 behaviors.

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