It’s Lonely Near the Top: Challenges for Chiefs of Staff
The role of Chief of Staff continues to grow in corporate and nonprofit America. While the responsibilities for this role vary from organization to organization, within organizations, and even between predecessors and successors, there are common challenges across the board for chiefs of staff, including feelings of loneliness or isolation. How do I feel recognized in a behind-the-scenes role? Who do I turn to as a sounding board or advisor? How do I articulate what I do to others in my organization?
Join us for a conversation with Ted Riter who recently authored a white paper of the same name, “It’s Lonely Near the Top: Challenges for Chiefs of Staff,” which presents both challenges and recommendations to address loneliness and achieve success as a Chief of Staff.
Read the full white paper: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/its-lonely-near-top-challenges-chiefs-staff-ted-riter/
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Ted Riter focuses on crisis intervention and recovery by training and coaching for social and emotional intelligence. He draws from modern scholarship and ancient embodiment practices in his teaching system. His interest in Chiefs of Staff started as a way to reach new clients. Along the way, he recognized the role of Chief of Staff was one he had held years prior as of all things an Associate Rabbi. This realization led him to see Chiefs of Staff not as a path to executives and organizations, but as a destination in their own right.
In addition to his undergraduate degree in political economy and rabbinical ordination, Ted has
extensive formal training and experience in organizational change, mediation, leadership development, human dynamics, intimacy, and men’s work. His greatest learning, though, comes from accompanying others on their journeys and creating the highs and lows of his own life.
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