Leadership: Standing Alone Doesn’t Mean Being Alone

We have all heard it before: “It’s lonely at the top.”  HOGWASH!

YES.  There are times when you have to have to act alone.  You…and only you…can make a decision.  “The Buck Really Does Stop Here.” But leaders…especially leaders of knowledge workers…know they need to be transparent and authentic.  In a word.  It’s OK to be vulnerable.

Standing alone does not mean going it alone.  It does mean trusting yourself and taking the risk to let yourself be seen, standing firm in your beliefs even when your internal voice challenges you with, “What if I am wrong? What if I make a mistake –what will people think?  I’m really not smart enough. This is really hard.”  What does Standing Alone as a leader REALLY mean?  CCL