Lonely at the top

“It’s lonely at the top”

A common mantra as people take on leadership positions.

And in most cases self-fulfilling prophecy. A myth of our own making rather than a fixed way that things are.

As long as you mistake leadership with appearing heroic, invulnerable, infallible, all-knowing, flawless, you’re bound to feel alone. You’re complicit in bringing about the loneliness you complain about.

After all, who can you really confide in or talk with honestly, if you’re scared they might find out that you’re human? 

But how can you lead with genuine wisdom if you insist on pretending that you’re not?

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