HBR article: How to overcome executive isolation

HBR article: How to overcome executive isolation

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April 12, 2017
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Executive isolation is part of the territory when you rise through the ranks, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept it. Successful executives find ways to reduce the isolation to ensure they’re not compromising their decision making and leadership effectiveness just because they “tend to be shielded from organizational problems and data.”

And it doesn’t stop there, executives also tend to receive filtered information from their handlers. And while this can have some benefits, it can also lead to trouble.

In this Harvard Business Review article, author Ron Ashkenas explains why executive isolation happens, and what leaders can do to reduce it. If you or someone you work with needs to get out of this bubble, download this article by Ashkenas for some practical advice. 


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