Article Review and analysis

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Today there are many organizations that want to improve their company or their employees. Many options are available for both the employee and organization. Organizations can provide personality tests to help find more about an employee. Most organizations engage in transformational leadership to better understand being a leader. If an organization is striving to enhance themselves, there is assessments that can be performed to help. This paper will discuss three articles that discuss personality tests, transformational leadership, and assessments.

Article OneArticle one is on personality and how it is measured in organizational research. This article is framed as a series of seven questions. The seven questions address personality and multidimensional models of performance, personality taxonomies and the five-factor model, the effects of situations on personality-performance relationships, the incremental validity of personality over cognitive ability, the need to differentiate personality constructs from personality measures, the concern with faking on personality tests, and the use of personality tests in attempting to address adverse impact.

Personality tests can aid in improving creativity, innovation, and job performance. Personality tests can predict if an employee's absenteeism, team performance, task performance, and much more. Personality tests are used to help determine how ones personality relates to his or her career choices. (Hough & Oswald, 2008)Example OnePersonality tests are used to determine an individual's type of personality and their values, interests, and skills. They can be used simply to assess what type of person one is or, more specifically, to determine ones aptitude for a certain type of occupation or career. An employer can supply his or her perspective employee's personality tests to determine what skills he or she may possess, what type of person he or she are, whether or not they can get along with other employees. Personality tests can be very effective for an...