Living with a chronic illness (e.g., diabetes, cancer, depression etc.) is a growing reality many leaders face. But disclosing your illness when you’re in a position of leadership can feel fraught. In this article, the authors outline the findings of their research on chronic illness disclosure and offer a series of questions to ask yourself if you’re discerning whether to disclose or not.
The rise of chronic illness among people of working age is a major cause for concern. Sixty percent of Americans are managing at least one chronic health condition, and this is projected to increase with the rise of long Covid.