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#Fixthecountry: You lack emotional intelligence – Multimedia journalist tells minister in his face

Multimedia’s Nana Kojo Jantuah, host of Kumasi-based Nhyira FM’s morning show dubbed ‘Kuro Yi Mu Nsem’ has in an open letter sighted by MyNewsGh.com described the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah as having a problem with emotional intelligence advising that it is about time he changed his ‘authority compliance’ style of leadership.

In the letter, he states that Hon. Simon Osei Mensah is the President’s representative and respectfully does not get to choose the questions he wants to be asked in media interviews but it’s his right to choose not to give answers to the questions asked and as such he should keep in mind that ending conversations on air (Radio Interviews) because he feels angry about a question does not harm the station but rather the one he represents.

He continued that Hon. Simon Osei Mensah must understand that Ghanaians have come of age to sing his praises but will rather choose to congratulate him when he delivers on his mandate and treats the people he serves well.

“Many Ghanaians have noticed your snotty demeanor, but we hope you change. Because of our jobs, our paths will cross every day, but please remember that journalists are asking questions to bring out the best in you, not to embarrass you.

You are a good honorable, but please be aware that your stance ON AIR may indicate that you are not breaking the eighth rule your party aspires to achieve.

I’ll shortly make the complete interview available to the PUBLIC so that they can assess what I asked incorrectly and whether I deserved that attitude.” Part of his letter reads.

It is unclear what necessitated this passionate letter but MyNewsGh.com have gathered that the Minister ended a live radio interview on Kumasi-based Nhyira FM on Monday, June 15, 2021 after he described the host as asking irrelevant questions when he was queried about his supervisory role on the alleged ‘KMA scandal’ which implicates the former MP for Nhyiaeso constituency in an alleged Auditor General report on a misappropriation of the MP’s Common Funds.

Read the full letter below.

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE ASHANTI REGIONAL MINISTER, HON SIMON OSEI MENSAH.

Can you be self-assured, assertive, and humble at the same time? Yes, you certainly can. Unfortunately, humility is frequently forgotten in conversations about leadership. Despite this, it is one of the most potent virtues. Personal humility has been identified as a vital component of excellent performance. This is backed up by research.

Pushing yourself over your limits, learning from humbling situations, and achieving goals are all ways to gain confidence. Understanding your responsibility to anything other than yourself leads to humility.

The most effective leaders I’ve worked with are both confident and humble, and they tend to instill a sense of teamwork and esprit de corps in the organizations they lead. Regardless of the speed with which procedures are carried out.

 

You have been named one of Ghana’s most effective ministers. Without a question. Donald Trump was the same way but ATTITUDE got him out. Things have changed, though, in terms of leadership. MORE PEOPLE ARE NOT SUBSCRIBING TO AUTHORITY COMPLIANCE STYLE OF LEADERSHIP.

It hasn’t worked and won’t work in the future.  Emotional intelligence is a problem for you. It’s not good as a REGIONAL MINSTER to get upset easily on-air and throw your weight around. I am a citizen and a journalist. Because we pay you every month, you are responsible to us.

You are the President’s representative, and the President has issued a warning to his supporters about this ARROGANT POSTURE. We won’t sing your praises, but we will congratulate you when you treat us well.

Many Ghanaians have noticed your snooty demeanor, but we hope you will change. Because of our jobs, our paths will cross every day, but please remember that journalists are asking questions to bring out the best in you, not to embarrass you.

Respectfully, you do not get to choose which questions you feel comfortable answering, but you do get to choose whether or not to answer. The comment was made of how you tend to respond to any probing question with sarcasm in your delivery.

Please keep in mind that cutting or interrupting a conversation on the air because you are angry does not harm the station; rather, the one you represent (THE PRESIDENT) may suffer as a result of your attitude. Well, who am I, exactly?

You are a good honorable, but please be aware that your stance ON AIR may indicate that you are not breaking the eighth rule your party aspires to achieve.

I’ll shortly make the complete interview available to the PUBLIC so that they can assess what I asked incorrectly and whether I deserved that attitude!REGARDS

NANA JANTUAH

#LIONGUARD #SOHCAHTOA

Source: MyNewsGh.com| 2021.

 

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