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When low emotion intelligence rattles loyal employees
By RICHARD GITONGA
Posted Friday, April 9 2010 at 00:00
A friend of mine told me recently of a businessman who had been a long time supplier to the Government for various goods and services who had gone bankrupt after a regime change.
His gravy train of lucrative contracts had dried up.
As a result of a change of fortunes, he had opted to focus his capital and efforts in the private sector.
After five years of intense effort, his business remained in the red and went through the tubes.
According to my friend, this businessman is a very intelligent person and has a high intelligence quotient.
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