Why Leaders Feel Lonely

Suzan Bond
10 min readFeb 17, 2020
Photo by Andrew Draper on Unsplash

Who’s the loneliest person at your company? You might be surprised that it’s probably your CEO. Another group of really lonely people are the exec team. Leaders often experience isolation at greater levels than most employees. It isn’t really that surprising given the power imbalances that come with their role, having few peers, tons of scrutiny, lots of pressure and information they need to keep confidential. Still, it’s not something we talk…

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Suzan Bond

Leadership coach for new technology leaders. Fast Company contributor. Former COO Travis CI. www.suzanbond.com Twitter: @suzanbond