Kris Girrell (TEDxNatick)

“How We’ve Been Misled by ‘Emotional Intelligence'”
Kris Girrell
Mar 7, 2106

Knowing how to respond to others’ emotional states is the essence of Emotional Intelligence. But how do we actually learn it? Executive leadership coach Kris Girrell suggests that sometimes the path to becoming intimately aware of our emotions may be a little bumpier than we bargained for, but in the end, results in stronger relationships. Kris is an executive leadership coach, co-owner of the Goddard Preschool in Reading, and author of A Married Man’s Survival Guide. Kris believes that emotional intelligence plays a fundamental role in successful leadership. Kris is a co-organizer of Operation ELF (Everybody Loves Families) which spreads the holiday spirit to hundreds of underprivileged children in Framingham each December.


Behavioral Questions

behavioral_interviewingBehavioral Questions

Tell me about a time …

  • Look for the ability to recall and create a story
  • Design the questions in line with the work you want them to execute in the position
  • Look for the story that illustrates ability, agility, aspiration, engagement in work, and/or emotional intelligence.
  • Look for stories of success and failure and what they learned from the experience.

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Young people skills with nonverbal emotion cues

Five days at outdoor education camp without screens improves preteen skills with nonverbal emotion cues
Computers in Human Behavior. Volume 39, October 2014, 387–392
Yalda T. Uhls

• Preteens spent five days in a nature camp without access to screens and were compared to controls.
• Both groups took pre- and post-tests regarding nonverbal emotional cues.
• The experimental group’s recognition of cues improved significantly over the control.
• Time away from screen media, with increased social interaction, may improve comprehension of nonverbal emotional cues.

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Emotional intelligence & flow among musicians

Emotional intelligence predicts individual differences in proneness for flow among musicians: the role of control and distributed attention
Front. Psychol., 17 June 2014
Narayanan Srinivasan and Bruno Gingras

This is a commentary on:
Getting into the musical zone: trait emotional intelligence and amount of practice predict flow in pianists
by Marin, M. M., and Bhattacharya, J. (2013). Front. Psychol. 4:853.

Emotional Intelligence – Daniel Goleman

Emotional Intelligence – Daniel Goleman
TTBOOK. March 2, 2014
Psychologist Daniel Goleman talks with Steve Paulson about “Emotional Intelligence.”

His book “Emotional Intelligence” was first published nearly 20 years ago.
It has had a profound impact on the way we think about intelligence.
It showed us that IQ is arguably less important than our people skills, our ability to get along with other people, and now a lot of business leaders are taking up the banner of emotional intelligence.