The Bright Side of Neuroticism

In episode 17 of The Science of Personality Podcast, Ryne and Blake are joined by Gillian Hyde, Chief Psychologist at Psychological Consultancy Ltd., to discuss the bright side of neuroticism. Neurotics are often viewed negatively from an occupational standpoint, but there are also several positive characteristics to attribute to them that are often overlooked.

2020 Derailers of the Year

In episode 16 of The Science of Personality Podcast, Ryne and Blake look back on a crazy year and give out awards for the “2020 Derailers of the Year.”

Personality, Culture, and Generational Differences

In episode 15 of The Science of Personality Podcast, Ryne and Blake are joined by San Diego State Professor of Psychology, Dr. Jean Twenge, to discuss personality, culture, and generational differences. It’s no secret that today’s generation has grown up with access to more technology than previous generations, but how is that shaping their personality development?

What Organizations Get Wrong About Leadership

In episode 14 of The Science of Personality Podcast, Ryne and Blake are joined by Hogan Assessments CEO, Dr. Scott Gregory, to talk about what organizations get wrong about leadership. Most academic literature simply defines a leader as someone who is in a leadership role, while Hogan defines a leader as someone who can build, manage, and sustain a high-performing team.

HR & Talent Management Fads

In episode 13 of The Science of Personality Podcast, Ryne and Blake are joined by Marc Effron, President & Founder of The Talent Strategy Group and Publisher of Talent Q Magazine. From gamified assessments to neuroscience, this episode covers some the latest fads and trends in HR and talent management, and also what we might see on the horizon.

The Personality of Successful Entrepreneurs

In episode 12 of The Science of Personality Podcast, Ryne and Blake are joined by Dr. Jennifer Tackett, Professor and Director of Clinical Psychology at Northwestern University, to discuss the personalities of successful entrepreneurs. Using the Hogan Leadership Forecast Series, Dr. Tackett and her colleague Melissa Kaufman, Executive Director of The Garage at Northwestern University, have identified a variety of characteristics successful entrepreneurs have that set them apart from the rest.

8 Most Common Personality Types

In episode 11 of The Science of Personality Podcast, Ryne and Blake discuss the 8 most common personality types identified via the Hogan suite of personality assessments: Rebels, Marketers, Proletarians, Congenials, Over-Achievers, Networkers, Misfits, and Preppers.

The Dark Side of Charisma

In episode 10 of The Science of Personality Podcast, Ryne and Blake welcome Rob Kaiser, President of Kaiser Leadership Solutions, to the show to discuss the dark side of charisma. Charismatic individuals often ascend to leadership positions within organizations due to their charm and political skills. However, that doesn’t necessarily make them effective leaders.

Mental Toughness

In episode 9 of The Science of Personality Podcast, Ryne and Blake are joined by Nicholas Davenport, a sports performance psychologist and Founder of Mind Body One LLC, to discuss the topic of mental toughness. Whether on the field of play or in a work setting, mental toughness plays a crucial role in how people address and handle certain situations.

Women Leading Through a Pandemic

In episode 8 of The Science of Personality Podcast, Ryne and Blake welcome University of Nebraska Omaha Assistant Professor of Management Dr. Kelsey Medeiros to the show to talk about women leading through a pandemic. As we look around the world and see female heads of state more effectively combatting the global COVID-19 crisis, we were curious as to why that’s the case. With Kelsey currently writing a book on this very topic, we could think of no better guest to come on the show to discuss why women seem to be handling this pandemic better than their male counterparts.