lonely CEO

Loneliness of the long distance CEO

lonely CEO

It’s not only the long distance runner who faces loneliness and isolation.

Alan Sillitoe could have been writing about the loneliness of the modern day CEO or business owner when he penned his classic novel The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner.

As our friend Ian Garrow, CEO of Amcla remarked when reflecting on how and why he had used Hamilton Rich.

“The role of CEO is a very solitary position. Often quoted as the toughest and loneliest job in business. Everyone in the organisation is quick to come to the CEO for advice, decisions and strategy but where can the CEO seek unbiased, informed, professional advice?”

Is Ian unusual in finding the CEO role a lonely one? Not according to the Harvard Business Review (HBR) and many others. Read more