They value holistic and principle-motivated development
In the workplace, personal, mental, and even spiritual growth are often set aside to make room for career and financial success. Women are especially derided for being “emotional” workers, as if emotion were a sign of weakness. But every dimension of the human individual is worth exploring and championing. It becomes especially powerful when people choose to forego career development and instead pursue a cause that leads to fulfillment.
Erika Legara, the director of the graduate data science program at the Asian Institute of Management, made such a choice. Instead of remaining in Singapore to pursue a thriving career as an individual researcher, she accepted the invitation to share her skills and insight in a new academic program. It was not a decision she made lightly. What ultimately moved her back to her homeland was her belief that her field could lead to national progress. Thus, she pursued a call that was greater than herself. Even then, her work has continued to have significant effects in the field of data science, trickling into other fields, such as in health, tourism, finance, and business.