Sept 12: Personality Assessment and Applications

Historically, personality has been conceptualized in several key ways, each with implications for measurement and application.  This presentation will include a brief overview of traditional approaches and applications, and will highlight personality conceptualized as one’s reputation.   Defining personality in this way makes it easily applicable to the workplace at the level of the individual, team, and organization as a whole.  We will explore measures of the bright side, the dark side, and the inside developed from this modern perspective on personality and review a variety of business and leadership applications that practitioners should find thought provoking and accessible.

Scott Gregory is General Manager for Hogan Assessment Systems in the Twin Cities of  Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, and a member of Hogan’s Corporate Solutions team.  He earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Tulsa.  His career has included extensive global consulting experience and he spent over 12 years as Vice President of Talent Management and OD for Pentair, an $8B global manufacturing business headquartered in Switzerland, where he was responsible for global management and executive recruiting, development, and succession planning as well as culture and change initiatives.

 Presenter:

Scott Gregory, Ph.D., is General Manager for Hogan Assessment Systems in the Twin Cities of  Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, and a member of Hogan’s Corporate Solutions team.  He earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Tulsa.  His career has included extensive global consulting experience and he spent over 12 years as Vice President of Talent Management and OD for Pentair, an $8B global manufacturing business headquartered in Switzerland, where he was responsible for global management and executive recruiting, development, and succession planning as well as culture and change initiatives.

Scott’s expertise includes talent management, psychological assessment, coaching and development for leaders, succession planning, and management and executive selection processes.  He has worked extensively in North and South America, Australia, Asia, and Europe.  He also has been active in developing other professionals as Assistant Professor of Psychology at St. Olaf College (13 years), as Visiting Instructor in Psychology at Macalester College (5 years), as guest lecturer on talent management, succession planning, and executive selection issues at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and as a presenter at numerous national and international conferences.