The ‘Reluctant Leader’ Syndrome

The concept of Imposter Syndrome is a well-documented occurrence in leadership theory where leaders believe they are frauds and don’t deserve to be in the senior positions they hold.

However, there is another much less well-known phenomenon whereby the leader is fundamentally uncomfortable with their role as the lead decision maker in an organisation, and, consequently, manifest behaviour that can sometimes come across as tentative and indecisive. At Ceannas we call this the ‘Reluctant Leader’.

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