The bigger your role the bigger the target on your back

“The bigger your role the bigger the target on your back.” Anon

I can't recall who shared this with me but it has rung true time and time again for many of the business and political leaders I have worked with over the years.

"Be careful what you wish for" one of Australia's top CEOs said to me along similar lines. "Once you are at the top you only get one chance, so best you take your time getting there to ensure you are ready" he said.

Many people aspire to reach the top of their field but once there it can be even tougher to hold your position, let alone advance further.

The last week in NSW politics has brought this point abruptly to life for our premier. Her predicament motivated me to write the article below, not from a political perspective but from a human one.

I hope you find the time to read it and reflect on how we can move forward together. All feedback welcomed.