Monday, November 12, 2018
“Loneliness in itself is extremely damaging.”
– Dr. Huda Akil, neuroscientist –
Recent research shows that “prolonged social isolation can do severe, long-lasting damage to the brain” and, as I read about these findings, the phrase “It’s lonely at the top” kept returning to me. While the research dealt with inmates in solitary confinement (and not CEO’s) the issue of isolation is a very real one for today’s leaders. So this week, make the extra effort to get up from your office and move about your organization. Your staff will appreciate it and it may just help stave off isolation-induced brain damage.
Click here to learn more about the irreversible neurological effects of solitary confinement and be sure to have a very social week.