The struggle of Elon Musk as CEO
In this interview, you can read some of the feelings Elon Musk is dealing with. If you, as a CEO or top executive believe that you're the only one having a hard time, think again. Most people don't openly speak about it. It is lonely at the top.
Make sure you surround yourself with at least one person that you trust and invites you to share all of your feelings and thoughts and internal conflicts, even when they are contrary to what is the norm.
Some excerpts from the interview:
Asked if the exhaustion was taking a toll on his physical health, Mr. Musk answered: “It’s not been great, actually. I’ve had friends come by who are really concerned.”
"And some board members have expressed concern not only about Mr. Musk’s workload but also about his use of Ambien, two people familiar with the board said."
"in the interview, he demonstrated an extraordinary level of self-reflection and vulnerability, acknowledging that his myriad executive responsibilities are taking a steep personal toll."
“This has really come at the expense of seeing my kids. And seeing friends.”
"Mr. Musk stopped talking, seemingly overcome by emotion."
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