Navigator Insights

Does it have to be lonely at the top?

A few years ago I was down at National Park town ship in the Central North Island and I came across this hill of gravel with a single chair at the top of it, most likely placed there by some local children.

I quickly pulled out the iPhone and took this photo as it made me think about the challenge of leadership in business and how it can be lonely at times especially for the entrepreneur.

In leadership we often have to make big decisions or unpopular ones, we also have to constantly keep growing and reinventing ourselves so we become better leaders and people.

We have to stay in touch with our staff and take responsibility for them making sure they have opportunities to grow as well as having a genuine care for them and their families.

Leadership is a challenge, but to lead an organisation is an amazing privilege. So grow, develop, evolve and stay in the chair.