The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Addison International Centre for Emotional Intelligence, Mr. James Kwesi Addison, has underscored the need for Ghanaians to invest in their emotional strength.
Speaking to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow radio 87.5Fm, the master trainer said, emotional capital is crucial to success and just like we invest in our physical development and invest in property, we should do same in building our emotional strength.
He explained, research has indicated that the relationship between success and emotional intelligence shows that people who performs better than others do so because, they invested in building their emotional capital or strength.
The successes he noted are premised on emotional self-awareness, self-actualisation, empathy, inter-personal relationships, flexibility, problem-solving and stress management.
Mr. Addisson indicated that people who invest in their emotional capital, are self-reliant, assertive, and take responsibility for themselves and are independent minded.
Such individuals he added are confident and able to become great leaders.
He said, ‘’emotionally Intelligent leaders operate at a level of self-awareness that ensures they understand people. They are able to see issues from the perspective of their team.
Individuals who invest in the emotional capital, are able to control their anger and negative actions.