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A recent survey featured in Forbes found that CEOs identified “loneliness” as one of their biggest job hazards/complaints. With no one to confide in about the many difficult and/or confidential matters that often roll up to them, leaders have long lamented that “it’s lonely at the top.” But is it? And could their loneliness in some part reflect work conditions that the leaders themselves had a hand in creating?
Following, in Part 2 of this special two-part series, two leadership experts explore the nuances of executive loneliness/isolation and offer top tips to help leaders break down walls and enhance their approachability among employees.
Life in the Ivory Tower
Lynn Taylor, workplace expert and author of the best-selling book “Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior & Thrive In Your Job” (www.tameyourtot.com), believes that the phrase “it’s lonely at the top” is valid for many reasons. “When you’re at the top of an organization chart, that by definition means that there are few peers at your level and most others in the company directly or indirectly report to you,” she said. “The reality is that there are legal, strategic, budgeting, HR, and other ‘big picture’ issues that can’t readily be shared with the team at large.”
However, she noted, “if the company is operating correctly, executives are constantly engaging with not only mid-level managers, but those at all levels, keeping their pulse on the organization. By staying in the ‘ivory tower,’ C-suite executives are doing themselves and the company a disservice.”
There is no greater need right now on the planet than awakening intuition, particularly in leaders. The acceleration of technology and consciousness require adept leadership to navigate. Without accessing our intuition, it’s impossible to keep up or guide teams successfully through the chaos. Dov Baron joins Tonya Dawn Recla in this powerful exchange between two powerhouses in the intuitive space. In addition to being twice cited as one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers to hire, Dov’s impressive bio includes being a master of human dynamics and multi bestselling author. Don’t miss the opportunity to glean advice from top intuitive leaders.
Today our expert guest is Dov Baron, twice cited as one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers to hire, the Meeting & Event Professionals Guide to the Top 100 Motivational Speakers, and named as one of the top 30 global leadership gurus.
He is a best-selling author and host of the #1 podcast for Fortune 500 executives, Leadership and Loyalty. He has interviewed and worked with leaders, and has been featured on Oprah, Ellen, CNN, Fox, MSNBC, CBS, Huffington Post, Larry King, New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and many other top-rated media outlets.
Dov didn’t fit in when he was a kid. Born in a ghetto in northern England, he was surrounded by alcohol, addiction, and violence. He left his home at 21 years old to begin to study around the world, and then in 1984 he became a public speaker.
Then, in 1990, something happened. Dov was an adrenaline junkie, and his friend and him decided to go free climbing. At about 120 feet up, a rock dislodged and he fell 12 stories down onto the rocks below.
That fall wasn’t the moment where everything changed, though. Dov just buried himself deeper into his own ego. It wasn’t until he reached his “choice point,” where he started to face that denial, and went through nine months of grinding against that before he truly saw a transformation.
Until we’re looking at our pain, you don’t really find your purpose.
Most of us don’t want to deal with pain, but your pain is not something to be afraid of. It’s a guidance system, not only physically but psychologically. It tells you what matters to you.
The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway
“I want you to ask yourself a set of questions:
What has bothered me for as long as I can remember? What is it about owning my power that scares me? Who will suffer if I choose not to fulfill my purpose?
Somebody will suffer if you choose not to step and not play into your greatness. I see you, I believe in your greatness. I believe you were born with deep greatness. You did not come to this planet without a reason. You did not get your dreams by accident. They are your heart and soul crying out for expression.
Answer those three questions. Sit with those three questions. Meditate on those three questions. When you get the answers, go deeper, and deeper, and deeper, and you will reveal to yourself your soul’s quest.”
Dov Baron is a leadership and corporate cultural strategist who has been named by Inc. magazine as one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers. He is the host and producer of the “Full Monty Leadership” radio show and a bestselling author.
In June 1990 while free rock climbing, Dõv Baron fell approximately 120 feet and landed on his face. The impact shattered most of the bone structure of his face, disintegrating some of his upper jaw and fracturing his lower jaw in four places. After nine reconstructive surgeries, no external evidence remains of the damage however, this experience was life changing.
Before the fall, Dov had spent years building a reputation as a dynamic speaker and teacher in the field of personal and professional development but it wasn’t until sometime after ‘the fall’ he began to see the beauty and elegance of what had really happened… The return to his own CORE, what he calls his ‘Authentic Self’.
Today, Dov is the bestselling author of several books including his latest: “Fiercely Loyal.”
He was also the host and executive producer of the increasingly popular radio show: “Full Monty Leadership Show,” where authentic leaders let it all hang out about loyalty, culture and growth. The show broadcasts out of Seattle, Chicago, Colorado and globally via the internet.
Dov has interviewed and worked with leaders featured on: Oprah, Ellen, CNN, Fox, MSNBC, CBS, Huffington Post, Larry King, New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal and many other top rated media. He also has a massive social media platform with over 200,000 followers via Face book, Twitter, Linkedin, Podomatic, iTunes etc.
In addition to being an author and a radio host, Dov is also the leading expert on Developing Authentic Leadership and he is the world’s only Corporate Cultural Momentum Strategist, serving top performance individuals, corporations and organizations to generate both exponential growth and fierce loyalty.
Dov is one of those professionals who demonstrates great leadership. He adds value to his guests when on his radio show and extracts value for his listening audience.
Founder & CEO at Daily Standards
Dov Baron IS a change on the planet. I have no doubt that anyone who comes in contact with him - whether in his own Mastery Events, in his speaking engagements, on his radio show or simply through Social Media has come in contact with a man who is a giant among men.
Radical Results Coaching
I can't tell you how much it has blessed me to be introduced to Dov Baron. When you find someone with the same heart and passion for helping leaders be better leaders, it really is special. He's made a difference in my life with the advice he's given on his shows. I know he can help you in your leadership transformation. Give him a call and tell him your challenges in leadership. He's going to bless you just as much as he's blessed me.
Creator of the Servant Leadership Institute. Owner and cultural architect of Datron World Communications Inc. Leadership Author.
I consider Dov Baron one of the foremost leadership experts. This guy has written books, has a successful podcast and is absolutely changing the game when it comes to leadership and leadership development. I highly recommend you consider bringing him into your organization because you will be impressed and will not believe the amount of value that he'll end.
Creator of Blue Babies Pink
If you want an epic life look no further than hiring Dov Baron to help you grow to the next level. Why will you not take the master of leadership and loyalty and put him in your corner? So if you get a chance check out Dov's leadership and loyalty, and get after it.
Founder of 1lifefullylived
Designed to give you a way to have a clear view of how you perform in each of the five main areas that are required for you to become a world class authentic leader. The program takes you through each of the five categories in a simple manner with yes or no questions.