It's been very interesting to prepare.
One of the questions I'm going to get the students to think about is this one (on self-awareness):
"If knowing yourself in totality equals a score of 10/10 for being self aware and a score of 0 equals a score of being completely unaware, what score would you honestly give yourself?"
According to the authors of the book I'm referencing (this one), pretty much no one ever gives themselves a score of 10/10, even if they submit their scores confidentially. Most people average out at about 7 or 8.
Which leads to the question, "What is the other 20 or 30% of me up to?"
They suggest that the answer may lie in comments we make after the event such as "Why did I say that?" "Why did I go out with him?" or even "Why on earth am I doing this course?"
Or those incidents where you just wish you could go back and rectify some ill-thought out comment or action that you sincerely wish you hadn't said or done.
We learned nothing about Emotional Intelligence when I went to Uni. It hadn't even been invented then. But I think it could be one of the most important things for these guys to learn.