Dr Hugh McCredie
TPF Vice Chair and Independent Researcher
Dr McCredie opened the seminar by revealing the Causal Flow Model (Spencer & Spencer, 1993), which postulated that personality traits and abilities underpinned the acquisition of competencies that, in turn, impacted on performance. He then proceeded to outline his own efforts, with 16PF Form A over several decades, to develop computerised personality predictions of managerial performance, demonstrating, that he had established small to moderate correlations between the personality characteristics of general mental ability (g), stability (N-), low Agreeableness (A-) and Extraversion (E), with the competency clusters of Intellect, Interpersonal skill, Results-orientation and Adaptability, respectively. Dr McCredie then presented a generic personality algorithm, involving these four factors plus middle range scores for Conscientiousness (C) and Openness (O), for predicting managerial performance. The algorithm is provided in full in McCredie (2014).