This article addresses leadership and loneliness and examines the interaction of these two constructs. The literature suggests that leaders (educational, state, business, and organizational) endure stress, alienation, loneliness, and emotional turmoil. These may lead to health problems and negatively affect social and familial relationships as well. The interaction of leadership and loneliness will be highlighted. Relevant literature will be reviewed on leadership and its characteristics and effects on those who succeed and get to the “top.” Loneliness will be examined and how it may affect people in general, and leaders in particular; the article will close with suggested strategies as to how leaders may cope with their loneliness.
"Leadership and Loneliness,"
International Journal of Leadership and Change:
1, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijlc/vol2/iss1/6