by Liz Skelton, senior Program Manager SLA, about the leadership challenges of developing leaders.
Leadership is a complex and messy terrain. Accolades can be seductive and attack brutally swift. The opportunities leadership roles provide us with—to make change, to really have an impact, to see progress and know that we have played a part in it—these are the reasons many of us step up to take authority roles. But we rarely talk about the inevitable loneliness of leadership and how to not only be effective in leadership but also how to stay alive and thrive.