Leadership isn’t lonely because you standalone. It’s lonely because you shelter your followers from the very fact that you share their doubts and concerns.
When leaders become uncertain, the team loses morale. When leaders lose belief, the team loses faith. When leaders hesitate, the team turns around.
It’s a leaders responsibility to move forward with the illusion of confidence and clarity. To suppress their desire to share their doubts and to question only when alone. To move first and take the most arrows. To inspire and shield. To encourage and never push.
It’s this silent cool-headedness that allows genuine progress.