According to a recent Harvard Business Review article, “The higher leaders go, the more likely they are to find themselves in an echo chamber surrounded by people who think like them and agree with them.” That rings pretty true with us. But every org chart (traditional ones, at least) gets smaller as it nears its apex. What are leaders to do to combat the “it’s lonely at the top” syndrome?

Please tune in this week as Wayne offers examples of how some execs have found themselves actually, in spite of their good intentions, stifling discussion and differing viewpoints in their companies. He’ll offer six tips you can use to encourage open discussion and avoid the isolation many top leaders experience.

FBI is hiring! If you know a seasoned construction executive who’d make a great facilitator and consultant, please let Wayne know at wrivers@familybusinessinstitute.com.

And don’t let the next Contractor Business Boot Camp pass you by! It will begin on Feb. 9-10, 2023 in Raleigh. Please contact Charlotte at ckopp@familybusinessinstitute.com for more information.