Vignesh, a budding entrepreneur and co-founder of CarPal, a company in the digital car selling space, joined us for an interview-format conversation over coffee. His company helps customers make better car purchasing decisions and offers all associated services online. He had taken the Professional Styles assessment earlier and was interested to see what his Entrepreneurial Potential Profile could tell him about his entrepreneurial style. The Entrepreneurial Potential report from Saville describes Entrepreneurial Potential in 21 areas under six themes. (See a sample report here)
Your MBTI® type tells you about your preferences – what comes to you naturally and what you naturally find distasteful. These preferences shape our lives in profound ways. We asked three entrepreneurs, each of a different MBTI® type, how they became entrepreneurs, what the purpose of their venture was and what they learnt from their entrepreneurial careers. Each person’s response to these questions gives us an insight into how their own preferences shape their approach to entrepreneurship.
Type theory is an expansive model of the individual psyche. It deepens self-awareness and also helps understand our preferred ways of dealing with life’s challenges. From leadership to communication, and from learning to influencing, the MBTI® instrument lends itself to understanding many manifestations of individual differences. In this research digest, we explore the MBTI® instrument and its association with both entrepreneurial orientation as well as entrepreneurial success.
“The web of our life is a mingled yarn, good and ill together:
our virtues would be proud, if our faults whipped them not;
and our crimes would despair, if they were not cherished by our virtues.”
– William Shakespeare
Sometimes, we are asked,
“How should I make a business case for the use of psychometrics?”
“Why should I place so much importance on using psychometrics in hiring?”
“How much should one spend on hiring the right person”, or,
“Why should I be concerned about validity of the instrument?” (more…)
This excerpt is from an Interview with Prof. Peter Saville, the world renowned expert and assessment guru, when he was in India to launch Saville Consulting assessments with Anahat about five years ago. While the interview is a little dated, Prof. Peter Saville’s insights on talent assessment and their applications are ever relevant. The full interview can be viewed here in video format (about 23 minutes long) while some select excerpts from the interview are here for a quick five minute read. (more…)