by Rajeswari Rush Ramanee
The Center for Asia Leadership (CAL) ‘s President and Co-founder, Samuel Kim was invited by the Sunway University’s Student LIFE to give a talk on what was Emotional Quotient and Critical Thinking. Students were invited to think about how self regulation, self-awareness, motivation and empathy might play a big role in their daily thinking.
At present time, emotional intelligence (EQ) is as important as one’s intelligence (IQ) in attaining success in live and careers. As individuals our success and the success of the profession today depend on our ability to read other people’s signals and react appropriately to them. One of the most important skills that is needed today is empathy in leadership, where profit-making is not the sole mission of organizations. Therefore, each one of us must develop the mature emotional intelligence skills required to better understand, empathize and negotiate with other people — particularly as the economy has become more global.
This workshop was in line with Student LIFE’s principles of giving a supportive environment outside of classroom setting to help them be successful in a wholesome way.