HELMI YUSOF | The Peak: The Solitude of Success. Senior executives under immense pressure to excel have few avenues to vent their fears and frustrations.
Leaders hide struggles.
“Nick Jonsson, managing director of EGN Singapore, kept his condition a secret at first. When he fell into depression in 2018, he started drinking heavily and gaining a lot of weight. At the lowest point of his struggle, he took a trip to Batam for a full health screening – afraid that if he went to a Singapore clinic, someone might recognise him and tattle.”