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Hogan Development Survey

Every leader has personality characteristics that threaten his or her success. The Hogan Development Survey (HDS) is the only business-related assessment that measures performance risks that impede work relationships, hinder productivity and limit overall career potential. The HDS provides valuable feedback for strategic self-awareness, which is the key to overcoming these tendencies and achieving success in the workplace. When under pressure, tired, bored, or otherwise distracted, most people will display certain counterproductive tendencies or risk factors. These risk factors often impede effectiveness and erode the quality of relationships with customers and colleagues.

The Hogan Development Survey (HDS) assesses eleven behavioral tendencies that impede work relationships, hinder productivity, or limit overall career potential. These career derailers are personality traits, and they affect an individual’s leadership style and actions. The HDS identifies tendencies that are often referred to as the dark side of the personality. The HDS scales are interpreted in terms of risk—higher scores indicate greater potential for problems on the job. If these behaviors are recognized, however, a person can be coached to compensate for them. The HDS Scales are: Excitable, Skeptical, Cautious, Reserved, Leisurely, Bold, Mischievous, Colorful, Imaginative, Diligent and Dutiful.