The leader’s top three closest companions Being CEO is being No. 1, not No. 12 Loneliness, doubt, and solitude. Unless you’ve been there or have an intimate relationship, you’ll find this hard to believe. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.