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Hogan Assessments

July 31, 2012 18:26 ET

Hogan Assessments President to Discuss Effects of Poor Leadership at 2012 APA Annual Convention

TULSA, OK--(Marketwire - Jul 31, 2012) -

Robert Hogan, Ph.D., president of Hogan Assessment Systems, a global leader in personality research and leadership development

Will deliver a plenary speech at the American Psychological Association's 2012 Annual Convention titled "The Modern Manager: Money Maker or Mental Health Menace."

The conference will take place from Thursday, August 2 through Sunday, August 5, 2012.

Hogan will present his session on Saturday, August 4 at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

2012 APA Annual Convention
Orange County Convention Center
9400 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, Fla.

Business writers largely agree that, after 75 years of research, psychologists have reached no consensus on the defining characteristics of effective leadership. However, when asked about the defining characteristics of incompetent leadership, consensus quickly emerges on several important issues. As studies show the rate of incompetent management to be at about 55 percent, five or six out of every ten managers are incompetent and causing unnecessary stress for their staff.

During "The Modern Manager: Money Maker or Mental Health Menace," Robert Hogan, president of Hogan Assessment Systems, will discuss the reasons that so many managers fail, such as dysfunctional interpersonal tendencies that co-exist with their excellent social skills and appear when dealing with subordinates. He will also explain how bad managers can affect their staff's mental health by causing stress which then turns into illness. Attendees will also learn how assessment-based solutions can be used to hire and promote better managers and help existing managers to improve their performance.

The annual convention of the American Psychological Association is the largest gathering of psychologists and psychology students in the world. Conference attendees who wish to learn more about the psychology behind effective leadership are encouraged to attend this session that will teach them how psychological assessments can be used to improve managerial performance.

About Hogan Assessment Systems
With more than 30 years of experience, Hogan is the global leader in providing comprehensive, research-based personality assessment and consulting. Grounded in decades of science, Hogan helps businesses dramatically reduce turnover and increase productivity by hiring the right people, developing key talent, and evaluating leadership potential.