One of the dangers for any leader is that they can become isolated – not necessarily intentionally but just through circumstances and the demands of leadership. It is normal for a leader to carry more responsibility and stress than anyone else in the team because they tend to be more aware of what’s going on, the challenges and the workload.
But, as we’ve said many times in this series, leadership is not meant to be done alone. There are too many dangers to being isolated. Here are some:
- We can become blind to our own faults because there is no one close enough to us to point them out;
- We can be discouraged by some of the darts that get shot our way because we don’t have people around us to encourage us;