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Message from the Dean: How is Regenesys Business School different to other global business schools?

What makes Regenesys Business School unique to other global business schools? All business schools focus on developing rational thinking, which is underpinned by IQ. Some are now beginning to focus on developing emotional intelligence (EQ). However, very few business schools, if any, apart from Regenesys focus on developing spiritual intelligence (SQ) and physical intelligence (PQ) in addition to IQ and EQ.

Dean and Director of Regenesys Business School

The obvious question is why it is imperative for you to develop these multiple intelligences? Surely in the business world acquiring IQ is sufficient?

Regenesys Business School argues that IQ is a necessary but not sufficient condition for success. Our world has become so increasingly complex that 21st century leaders require multiple intelligences in order to succeed. This is supported by a recent report published by the World Economic Forum on the future of jobs, where particular skills were identified to operate optimally in 2020.

The top 10 skills required to thrive in the fourth industrial revolution are:

  1. Complex problem-solving
  2. Critical thinking
  3. Creativity
  4. People management
  5. Coordinating with others
  6. Emotional intelligence
  7. Judgment and decision-making
  8. Service orientation
  9. Negotiation
  10. Cognitive flexibility

Each one of the above skills requires one or more of the multiple intelligences to hone the skills properly. For example, complex problem-solving and critical thinking rely on rational thinking capabilities, which is governed by IQ.

People management, coordinating with others and negotiation require the application of EQ as these skills rely on the ability to be aware of and effectively manage one’s own and other’s emotions.

Judgment and decision-making, service orientation and creativity involve the application of SQ in that these skills require alignment with one’s highest purpose and core positive values to make sound and informed judgments and decisions. SQ also inspires people to be creative and service orientated as they are driven by love, joy and compassion.

Physical intelligence cuts across all the skills because a healthy physical disposition is required in order to acquire and apply these skills optimally.

Regenesys’ qualifications focus on the acquisition of these top 10 skills, which means that students are not only equipped to be leaders for today but are strategically prepared to be leaders for 2020. Moreover, these students are cultivated as holistic leaders who apply multiple intelligences to confidently operate in a volatile, uncertain, chaotic and agile (VUCA) world.

Over the next few weeks, we will be exploring each of these intelligences in greater depth, with attention on how to foster these intelligences to improve personal and workplace performance.

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