|Done a wellness check on your CEO lately? Today may not be a bad time.
There’s been a rash of exec-in-hot-water stories lately, topped by the latest fall from grace — NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell was ousted for “inappropriate conduct” with a subordinate.
When an elite crowd holds both the welfare of our economy and millions of employees in their hands every day, it’s necessary to ask: Are they able to hold themselves together?
The headlines are making us less sure
It doesn’t stop there. C-suite stress has poured out in more bizarre ways:
The strain isn’t new; the consequences are
Imagine simply getting out of bed in today’s world and not feeling at least some burnout. Then imagine running a multibillion-dollar company in that world. (Actually, no thanks. We’ll pass.)
A Harvard study puts CEOs at 62.5 on-the-job hours per week, but one must assume the stress never fully punches out. On top, social media adds further scrutiny, with every word and action (or inaction) a possible scandal-in-waiting.
The result for the executive class? A collective welfare that feels as tenuous as ever.
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