Work/Life Balance For Leaders



When you work hard to build your career, work/life balance can feel impossible. But not taking take time to recharge will only hurt your efforts.  Take time to boost your energy and renew yourself during the daily grind: 


  1. Before you begin a project or task, establish what “good enough” looks like, then stop when you reach that point.
  2. Set clear boundaries. Practice by saying no to a few small things first. 
  3. Don’t be afraid to delegate--others may be capable and happy to do the work for you.
  4. Get clear about what your required work is, and deal with other requests only if you have the time. 
  5. Prioritize the relationships and activities in your personal life, then block time each week to focus on them.
  6. Talk to your manager. He or she may not know when you’re feeling overwhelmed and they could be in a position to help you recalibrate.


Remember, only you can to prioritize and lead your own life. Start by taking ownership today.


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About the Author

Todd Davis

Todd Davis has over 30 years of experience in human resources, training and training development, executive recruiting, sales, and marketing. Todd is currently a member of the FranklinCovey Executive Team where he serves as the Chief People Officer. He is also a bestselling author with two books to his credit, Get Better: 15 Proven Practices to Build Effective Relationships at Work and Talent Unleashed: 3 Leadership Conversations for Tapping the Unlimited Potential of People.

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