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Part IV Emotional Intelligence Tests: Why you shouldn’t put all your eggs in one basket

By: mprinz Friday March 4, 2016 comments

Last week on an Antiques Roadshow rerun, a guest explained how she found an egg while flipping through an auction catalog. Unable to attend the event in person, she phoned in a bid and to her disappointment, lost. She had a bunch of books on antiques and thought the hallmarks looked real - a Faberg could fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars. Her husband suggested she call the auctioneer to see if she could buy it from the buyer. The buyer, experiencing buyers remorse, let her have it for what he paid, $15,000. It was a replica. The problem:... Read More

Part III: Exercising EI in Positions of Power

By: mprinz Friday February 26, 2016 comments

Part III: Exercising EI in Positions of Power

Super Tuesday is almost here. After months of observing candidate frontrunners (sometimes on purpose, and other times subjected) its not their ideas and opinions I began to focus on. It was their behavior and the specific words and actions they used to communicate their views to the public and one another. We discussed the logic and holes in using EI (Emotional Intelligence) tests throughout the employment process in Part I and Part II . The idea being those with high EQs (Emotional Quotients) were typically top-performers the kind of... Read More

The Problem With Emotional Intelligence Testing (EI Part 2)

By: mprinz Wednesday February 17, 2016 comments

The Problem With Emotional Intelligence Testing (EI Part 2)

Ever toss spaghetti at the wall to see if its cooked? Using Emotional Intelligence (EI) testing in the employment process can be like that. Theres a lot to consider including which type, what for (pre-hire or promotion) and how much. Sometim es, the noodle test isnt reliable though - lasagna doesnt stick at all. As we saw in Part I , those with high EQs ( Emotional Quotients ) had a propensity to lead with conviction, were resilient in the face of adversity, and were found to be more engaged and committed which resulted in increased... Read More

Part I –Emotional Intelligence Testing in Recruiting

By: mprinz Thursday February 11, 2016 comments

A pool of candidates is a lot like a box of chocolates you never know who youre going to get even after youve checked-out resumes and validated credentials. You hope by looking over each one, trusting experience and your gut, youll pick out the good from the bad. Besides, when in doubt, theres always flipping a coin. But that didnt work out too well at the Iowa caucuses. How do you determine if someone will be good (i.e. stable, reliable, productive) before you bring him or her in? More and more companies are looking to Emotional... Read More

2016 The Year of Monkey Business

By: mprinz Friday February 5, 2016 comments

The Chinese have used the lunar calendar hand-in-hand with the zodiac to predict and align successful partnerships in both love and commerce for at least 2600 years. They believe the sign youre born under includes prophetic outliers that provide insight into whether or not youd be a good match to a person or company based on your temperament - as defined by the laws of the planets. Which fortunately or unfortunately for you, is predetermined by the day, month and year of your birth - right down to the very minute. Something you can do... Read More