This year, students of the International Master in Management had the opportunity to participate in the Personal Inspiration Week, a week about accelerating participants’ professional and personal growth. During this week, participants enjoyed three different courses, The Human Leader in the Digital Age was one of them.
Raquel Rubio Higueras, professor in charge of the course, is an EADA alumni from the Master in Human Resources Direction class 2003 and has vast experience in the human resources industry. Right now she owns her own company, Mind Gym, helping companies and executives understand themselves better in order to perform better.
When it comes to building an exciting professional career, the vast amount of options we have available in today’s world is one of the biggest challenges. Having so many options can feel overwhelming. Also 2020 has shown us how being a leader requires us to be agile and adapt to changes, and the importance of the human connection. Knowing yourself together with a clear purpose as a leader, will set you apart from the ones who live on autopilot.
The Human Leader in Digital Age course aimed to help students:
- Understand where they are today in their career and life pathway and purpose
- Experience new ways of connecting with themselves to make better decisions
- Gain further insight in their values, knowledges and what makes them unique
- Understand how to become a resource to others to build long-lasting partnerships
- Explain how decision making and beliefs play a role in leadership and the link to their personal brand
- Have the opportunity to let go of beliefs that may be a barrier today
- Explore creative ways to approach the way you think about their future career and life pathway
We talked to Raquel Rubio and this is what she told us about her course and her experience with our participants.
1. How would you define the human leader in a digital age?
The human leader is one that explores their human nature, and commits to their growth as individuals and fulfill their commitment to be of service to others.
2. The pandemic has required us to be agile to adapt to change and has also shown the importance of human connection, hasn't it?
Yes, the pandemic has been a global opportunity for all of us to be reminded of the magic of human beings coming together physically and its importance in our overall well being.
3. Can you explain this sentence: The future of work is not about competing against each other.
Competing against each other is a consequence of living in fear, and what many know as the scarcity mindset. We need to shift our mindset to realize that when working together we can live in abundance, generating beyond what we need and we may think is possible.
4. In what sense will your class help students experience new ways of connecting with themselves to make better decisions?
I use Sophrology, a mind-body practice originated in Spain, that consists of simple breathing exercises, visualizations and meditations.
5. What feedback did you get from our participants? How did you see them?
The response from the students has been very positive, they really value having the opportunity to focus on their journeys so far, they have started to see the importance of self – reflection as a mechanism to integrate learning throughout their life moving forward.