In his latest video blog Stan Slap answers the question "Is age a factor?" in relation to enacting what's laid out in Bury My Heart at Conference Room B for obtaining emotional commitment.

When you're clawing your way to the top in your career you can be convinced that everything will be figured out and fulfilling when you get there.  When you finally get there, and you find that things still suck, and things are still unanswered, and you can't ‑‑ you're kind of a culture of one, you can't really admit what you don't know what doesn't feel good?  And you have all the apparent rewards a job has to offer and there's no place else to go, people jump from the top floors in buildings, not the bottom, okay?  So this is something that plagues managers at every level.