International

Career Skills Lab: Emotional Intelligence in Organizations

level of course unit

First Cycle

Learning outcomes of course unit

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

none

course contents

• 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
context and as core career skill

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
Additional Material will be provided in the cours

assessment methods and criteria

Participation in class: 30 %
Reflections: 40 %
Presentations: 30 %

language of instruction

English

number of ECTS credits allocated

3

course-hours-per-week (chw)

2

planned learning activities and teaching methods

Reading, Listening
Exploration, Reflection
Presentations
Group Exercises

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered

1

name of lecturer(s)

Dr. Petra Meyer

year of study

1

recommended optional program components

none

course unit code

IP_BUS119

type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery

Compulsory

work placement(s)

none

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