Many people let fear, pride and greed mar their judgment and affect their choices. Comedian Craig Shoemaker learned this the hard way when he was chosen to be the sidekick in a television show featuring basketball legend Magic Johnson. He was a caged bird with scripted jokes and he hated it. He felt like he was on the Titanic without a lifeboat, but couldn’t bring himself to quit. The show tanked and his career suffered.
As a leader, building your Emotional Intelligence should be your first priority. There is no point trying to build an empire only to lose it on the way.