Different forms of intrapersonal competence

Daniel T.L. SHEK*, Li LIN

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Intrapersonal competences form the foundation of one’s development and they are fundamental qualities of leadership competences. Four types of intelligence are highlighted in the literature of positive psychology: problem solving ability (IQ), emotion management (EQ), resilience in adversity (AQ) and meaning of life (SQ). It is argued that these competences are important for a service leader. Through this lecture, it is expected that students will understand the basic concepts and the importance of different intrapersonal competences (IQ, EQ, AQ and SQ). We also discuss the relationship between these intrapersonal competences and effective service leadership. Finally, ways to promote different intrapersonal competences are depicted.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducation in Hong Kong: Service Leadership for University Students
EditorsDaniel T.L. SHEK, Cecilia M.S. MA, Li LIN, Joav MERRICK
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781634849609
ISBN (Print)9781634849289
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NamePublic Health: Practices, Methods and Policies
PublisherNova Science Publishers

Bibliographical note

The Service Leadership research project at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is financially supported by the Victor and William Fung Foundation. This chapter is a revised and adapted version of an earlier publication in the International Journal on Disability and Human Development.

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