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Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D.
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Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is an international authority on personality profiling, talent management, and people analytics. He is the CEO of Hogan Assessment Systems and a Professor of Business Psychology at University College London (UCL) and Columbia University.

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5 Signs It's Time for a New Job

(3) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 9:04 AM

Regardless of your age, background, or accomplishments, you have probably fantasized about the possibility of a new career at some point in your life -- those who haven't are the exception.

LinkedIn reports that of its 313 million members, 25 percent are active job seekers, while 60 percent...

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Why Group Brainstorming Is a Waste of Time

(38) Comments | Posted March 29, 2015 | 9:30 AM

To grow and innovate, organizations have to come up with creative ideas. At the employee level, creativity results from a combination of expertise, motivation, and thinking skills. At the team level, it results from the synergy between team members, which allows the group to produce something greater than the sum...

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Are Competencies Still Alive?

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2015 | 9:58 PM

Over 40 years have passed since David McClelland first proposed that the most sensible approach for predicting future job performance is to focus on "competence" rather than intelligence. This critique of the IQ movement was based on a well-established fact, namely that past performance is the best predictor of future...

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Why Are Some People More Coachable Than Others?

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 11:25 AM

Although coaching is now a widely accepted practice in the business world, the effectiveness of coaching interventions is rather variable. This depends not only on the type of method used and the competence of the coach, but also on certain psychological qualities pertaining to the client. In simple terms: Some...

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The Dark Side of Executive Narcissism: How CEOs Destroy Companies' Reputation and Employee Morale

(16) Comments | Posted January 2, 2014 | 8:12 AM

We often think of CEOs as the new rock stars. It's understandable. There is no shortage of examples for the megalomaniac habits of corporate bosses. For instance, John Thain spent $1.2 million redesigning his Merrill Lynch office during the 2008 financial meltdown. Richard Fuld was living in a...

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Reversed Leadership: How to Manage Your Boss

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2013 | 5:57 PM

Only 30 percent of employees are happy at work; the rest tend to dislike their bosses. If you are in the majority, keep reading...

Although we don't get to pick our managers, we can learn to deal with them. And when we do, work is much...

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Does Creativity Have a Dark Side?

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2013 | 5:26 PM

One of the oldest debates in psychology concerns the relationship between creativity and mental illness. Although the popular stereotype of the mad creative genius is based more on Hollywood movies than scientific research, there is indeed some evidence for the counterproductive or undesirable features associated with creativity, regardless of the...

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The Beckham Effect

(5) Comments | Posted May 19, 2013 | 4:37 PM

As the world celebrates the retirement of soccer's most beloved icon, it is time to reflect on the success of one of the most influential brands of all-time. Even his biggest fans would admit that the principal reason underlying David Beckham's career success is his exceptional ability to self-brand, to...

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Why Leaders Cheat: 4 Reasons (And 1 Solution)

(14) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 7:01 PM


General Petraeus is the latest addition to a long list of adulterous leaders: John Edwards, Tim Mahoney, Paul Wolfowitz, Randall Tobias and of course Bill Clinton, to name but a few -- and think about the ones who managed to keep it secret...

What explains the relationship between power and...

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