I’ve been thinking about how depression affects one’s consistency as a leader.
We often read about depression in a stereotypical context: we aren’t envisioning a “high functioning” person when we think about the word “depression”. We aren’t thinking about those movers and shakers at the workplace, people who are viewed as the rising stars or high performers… but the truth is, we are out there! We depressives can be introverts and extroverts, we can be in executive and leadership positions…
We depressives can appear fantastically high functioning to people who can’t tell the difference.
[Sometimes we ourselves can barely tell the difference. This is why we blame ourselves first, some of us who enter into a depressive episode.] Read the rest of this entry »