This could be a very short blog--because trauma shows up in the C-Suite just like it does everywhere else.
There’s the kicker. In the C-Suite, the concentration of power and authority makes the impact different. Role-based expectations cause us to expect our C-suite members to always be even-keeled, great under pressure, able to turn on a dime when needed, deeply intelligent, compassionate and have the highest levels of Emotional Intelligence ever.
While some studies show that a certain amount of trauma creates high achievers, and while other studies show that people with very challenging issues often become CEOs, these same people may also have limited ability to regulate their emotions, high needs for control, and different kinds of safety, and challenges letting people in. It’s like a brittleness that comes with injury.
And--they control the income, employment, and outcomes for the company.
Trauma shows up in issues with culture, morale, and behavior that can tank your business.
The best antidote is to strengthen everyone’s Emotional Intelligence, from the C Suite down and up, through a trauma-informed lens.
We can help you with that.