I remember sitting at the AWIT Kenya 2018 conference at the Nairobi Garage last Thursday, and in one of the panelist session, they delved on Emotional Intelligence. They talked about how emotional intelligence, the ability to express oneself gently yet firmly, and having the soft skills playing a key role in rising up the ranks than simply having technical skills.
That is more or less the same thing Google’s latest project at the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) is trying to achieve. Dubbed the Search Inside Yourself program, experts from Google are working with AfDB staff to help them find and harness their self-worth. Though this is the first run of the program in Africa, Google is reported to be working on extending the program beyond just the AfDB.
It is said, the surest way to lose your self-worth is to try to find it in the eyes of others. That is the problem bedeviling many youths across Africa; they don’t know their self-worth. They are constantly looking for it in the eyes of those around them. While it is not easy to find one’s self-worth; it is …read more