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Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D.
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Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is an international authority in personality profiling and psychometric testing. He is a Professor of Business Psychology at University College London (UCL), Vice President of Research and Innovation at Hogan Assessment Systems, and has previously taught at the London School of Economics and New York University. He is co-founder of, and author of Confidence: Overcoming Low Self-Esteem, Insecurity, and Self-Doubt.

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Why Are Some People More Coachable Than Others?

(1) 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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