Career Skills Lab: Emotional Intelligence in Organizations
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Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is seen as key competence in organizations to build an environment where both, people and businesses can thrive. Purpose, empathy, responsibility, mindful actions and values are core drivers for developing EQ. You will learn how EQ is applied in organizations.
In this course you will learn about how brains and guts influence your choices and shape your behaviour.
You will learn about decision making and connection as two core activities of successful career development.
You will gain insight into how self-awareness, awareness of others and awareness of the environment as pillars of EQ can be mindfully used in developing yourself, your future team, your relationships and your career.
prerequisites and co-requisites
• The relevance and application of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in organizations
• The concepts of purpose, value, trust and mindfulness
• Applying and experiencing EQ in your student
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recommended or required reading
Levy Shankman, M.; Allen, S. J. & Haber-Curran, P. (2015): Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: A Guide for Students (Second edition). San Francisco, California: Jossey-Bass
Sinek, S. (2011): Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action. London: Penguin Group
Zak, P. J. (2017): The neuroscience of trust. Harvard Business Manager, February
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assessment methods and criteria
Participation in class: 30 %
Reflections: 40 %
Presentations: 30 %
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name of lecturer(s)
Dr. Petra Meyer
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