Reading: Solitude and Leadership

Sometimes, you need to put down your book, if only to think about what you’re reading, what you think about what you’re reading.

The position of the leader is ultimately an intensely solitary, even intensely lonely one. However many people you may consult, you are the one who has to make the hard decisions. And at such moments, all you really have is yourself.

from Solitude and Leadership

Long and a well written essay. I love the reference to Apocalypse Now. Never thought of the characters in the movie from that angle.

A leader needs to think and to think they need solitude. Often the decisions they make impact many. And to suffer the what-if of their decisions needs solitude too.

That”s where a ride out into the unknowns helps – its just you and your solitude.