What Is The Hogan Assessment?
The Hogan Development Survey (HDS) is a Level C assessment and looks at 11 key performance risks or blind spots that interfere with an executive’s or business owners ability to build relationships and create generative and goal-oriented teams. The survey was first published in 1997 and over 500,000 people have completed it. Research suggests that the counterproductive behaviors that are often associated with these performance risks have the potential to interfere with an individual’s business success, relationships with their teams and clients as well as overall satisfaction in life.
Even though these characteristics can be observed in your day to day activities, its often that they have a significant impact in situations where you are not actively managing your image, or where you may be under stress or be so comfortable in your work environment that you may not be concerned about your public image.
An entrepreneur or business owner may have multiple high scores on each of the 11 HDS scales, but for the purpose of these blog posts, we will tackle one at a time. The first cluster we will talk about is “moving away” – the personalities under this cluster deal with self-doubt by intimidating or avoiding others.
In this weeks post, we are going to talk about the Excitable scale within the Hogan Assessment.
The Excitable CEO
The Excitable CEO is one that is super passionate. This is you if you’re intense, energetic and empathetic. You give 100% of yourself to your work and business. You often wear your emotions on your sleeve and are not afraid to show it. People recognize you from your beaming voice and deep loud laughter! You can often be heard speaking loudly when you are happy or upset… your team is used to it. Your presence arrives before you do.
Even though your enthusiasm is great for business, you can be volatile, yell when angry and are often unpredictably explosive (sometimes throwing objects on the floor or wall in frustration). Your team often bear the brunt of this, when they don’t meet your high expectations. You may not be open to feedback, and hope they see your passion and WHY you get so upset. This behavior may also affect client relationships.
What you can do about it
If this is you, you probably already know that this behavior is not helping your business and may have a negative impact on you and your business performance in the long run. You may be losing key staff to your competitors and clients may prefer to go elsewhere. You may also have unexpected (and unnecessary) expenses in replacing phones, laptops and windows 😉
- Continue to be passionate about your business and causes. Bring your phenomenal energy to your teams by inspiring them, and bringing in innovation.
- Stop falling prey to your emotional outbursts.
- Start to be more aware of your emotions, be aware of situations that evoke strong emotions in you (often when one of your core values is being di-honored).
Reach out if you identify with being an excitable Entrepreneur and would like to learn how to deal with it. You can work with us in the following ways:
- Schedule a breakthrough session with a certified coach https://www.maryaleadership.com/coaching-services/breakthrough-session/
- Schedule your detailed Hogan Report and debrief https://www.maryaleadership.com/coaching-services/hogan-assessment/
- Join our Unshackled Entrepreneur Program – to understand the program in detail schedule a complimentary session or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your complimentary Breakthrough Session.
Next up: is the skeptical entrepreneur. Is this you?