On Monday, I published an article on a controversial topic -- You Will Never Find Work/Life Balance. So many of us have grown up trying to perfectly split our time at the office and outside it with friends and family. It's an impossibility. So, I suggested that we should forget about it and focus on "sustainable happiness" instead.
I once managed a guy named Tim (name changed). His work was strong and I considered him a key player on our team. But I noticed shortly after his two-year review that he was losing steam. His work was barely making it in on time, he was less collaborative in meetings, and folks were starting to wonder whether he was on his way out.
Any life ending, whether one you choose or one imposed upon you, can give you the opportunity for new self-understanding. With the ending in the past, you have the opportunity to find fulfillment in those openings that yet await you. Retirement may be the best thing that's ever happened to you, and the transition that stimulated you the most to redefining your values, sense of self, and purpose in life.
Civic studies is an emerging intellectual and civic movement focused on human agency and citizens as co-creators. As I argued recently civic studies shares with Pope Francis' climate encyclical and his recent speeches a strong emphasis on the problem of what Francis calls "the technocratic paradigm."
First, the purpose of a personal brand is to position you mindfully in a context that is relevant for your vision, not just differentiate you and go on a lunch break. Differentiation can sometimes be easy, but marrying differentiation and positioning takes a lot of conscious and strategic effort over time.
For decades, experts in talent management have emphasized the costs that are produced by turnover. It is usually said that depending upon the complexity of the job and the level of management, the cost of turnover can equal anywhere from one month's to several years' salary for a departing employee.
Contrary to popular belief, working the hardest and the longest hours is not the path to management. Sure, in some companies maybe, but if that's the way to get to management in a company, I'd swiftly exit said company. In that type of environment, the "higher up" you get, the more doggish hours you're working.
Successful people know the importance of shifting gears on the weekend to relaxing and rejuvenating activities. This is easier said than done, so here's some help. The following list contains 10 things that successful people do to find balance on the weekend and to come into work at 110% on Monday morning.