We like to believe that everybody has potential. And I would subscribe to that. But let’s face it: not everybody has true leadership potential.

Whilst there is no single “ideal” leadership style, and whilst we should appreciate diversity in terms of different personalities of leaders, future leadership performance may be more predictable than you would have thought.

As Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic points out in the article below, certain traits such as adjustment, sociability, ambition, curiosity, and integrity are key for leadership emergence and effectiveness. And: they can be measured (!) using psychological tools, and thus predict future leadership performance of your “high potential” managers.

If you would like to explore more about assessments like Hogan that can predict job performance, job fit, and help with leadership development, contact me now: gerrit@vivocoaching.com