Not So Lonely At The Top?: An Exploratory Study Of The Multiple Commitments Of Aspiring Leaders
Author(s)Pittinsky, Todd L.; Welle, Brian
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Leadership is often viewed as a lonely endeavor, as this quote exemplifies. Leaders are frequently perceived as standing “alone” at the top of the hierarchy. Drive and sustained commitment have been linked to the attainment of leadership positions (McClelland & Boyatzis, 1982), findings that are corroborated by the many public and private sector leaders who have described the years of intense work, perseverance, and sacrifice that led to their success. Traveling the path to career success and leadership positions can come at the expense of developing rewarding relationships with friends and family (e.g., Hewlett, 2002).
Center for Public Leadership
Center for Public Leadership Working Paper Series;06-10
cpl, hks, kennedy school, leadership, commitment, aspiring leader, career, promotion, lonely
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