Blog Category: Assessing leadership potential

Are you selecting average leaders?

April 28, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

What’s more important to know when selecting someone for a demanding leadership role?

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What is leadership potential?

February 3, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Perhaps not surprisingly, academics, practitioners and senior executives have debated this question for over a century. However, a recent study by Dries and Pepermans might finally provide an answer that most can agree with …

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Leadership and personality testing

January 19, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Personality tests have long been used to assess the suitability of candidates for leadership roles. But as practitioners, I often wonder whether we put too much faith in them. Recently I discovered that personality accounts for little more than gender, and far less than education level, when used to predict leadership effectiveness …

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How neuroscience is improving leadership selection

August 8, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Many leaders face problems that are becoming increasingly complex, dynamic and persistent. Organisations today are more globally connected and modern technology provides a flood of instant information 24/7. Ironically, this abundance of information increases the emotional and mental strain in some leaders causing errors of judgment, destructive emotions and damaged relationships …

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The High Potential Indicator

December 3, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The High Potential Indicator predicts how leaders will perform in complex and challenging roles. Download an overview of this latest research-based tool …

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The neuroscience of leadership

November 27, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

When was the last time your computer froze, crashed or slowed to a snail’s pace? Did you know that our brain reacts in a similar way when dealing with complexity, emotions and conflict? And a recent Australian study found that traditional personality tests fail to detect this.

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New interview question: how do you take your eggs?

October 19, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

A recent article in HC Magazine suggests that a person’s favourite way of eating eggs can predict their personality type and job suitability. Whilst this article might be a ‘tongue-in-cheek’ look at personality profiling, it does highlight two common problems when using statistics to explain selection decisions.

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Welcome to Potential

July 6, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Our mission is to improve the way we identify and develop leadership talent. This blog has been established to share research findings and practical experiences. We hope this will challenge current thinking and ultimately influence the practice of leadership selection and development.

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