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Why work-life balance is not important? How resilient leaders handle challenges

Why work-life balance is not important? How resilient leaders handle challenges

Leadership & Management

Divya S

Divya S

22 Mar 2022, 10:59 — 5 min read

While most people talk about the importance of work-life balance, in reality very few actually follow it.

In a recent study by Gallup, it was found that only 36% Americans feel their job takes an equal amount of effort as the things they do for fun. This tells us that most people are not working according to their own set standards of work-life balance.

The world has never been more competitive and employees are constantly under pressure. No matter how high your performance levels are, you will be expected to do more with less. This is in part due to the fact that employers have a growing list of expectations they want their staff to meet and business owners want their profits to increase, regardless of a recession. Work-life balance is a must for everyone. The simple reason being, if you don't get your life right, there is little chance that you'll do well in your career.

 

What people need today are resilient leaders who create their own balance. Resilient leaders don't just survive challenges; they take them on and grow from them. They develop personal resilience and create a mentally healthy working environment for others.

 

The concept of work-life balance was created when people were not having to deal with the pressure of work and home at the same time. But the modern world has been changing rapidly than ever before and this idea doesn't make sense anymore. What people need today are resilient leaders who create their own balance.

 

Resilient leaders don't just survive challenges; they take them on and grow from them.They develop personal resilience and create a mentally healthy working environment for others. Leaders need to pay attention to the way they manage time, how they behave and continuously improve how they lead others. This module, explore triggers and your default behaviors. Identify a range of techniques for managing stress and bouncing back from challenging situations.

 

Achieving a healthy work-life balance requires managing our professional and personal life in sustainable ways that keep our energy flowing, our minds and bodies healthy and our whole selves happy and content. It means giving due attention to all of the things that enrich and fulfill us including work and career, health and fitness, family and relationships, spirituality, community service, hobbies and passions, intellectual stimulation, rest and recreation.

 

If you're looking for some helpful tips on how to maintain work-life balance, then look no further! Let's discuss some of the benefits of having a good work-life balance, as well as ways to stay resilient during tough times.

 

Achieving a healthy work-life balance requires managing our professional and personal life in sustainable ways that keep our energy flowing, our minds and bodies healthy and our whole selves happy and content. 

 

With that in mind, here are some strategies used by resilient leaders to achieve work-life balance:

  • Track Your Time
  • Determine Your Priorities
  • Set Specific Goals
  • Schedule Scrupulously
  • Establish Boundaries
  • Take Care of Your Health
  • Nurture Your Family/Relationships
  • Make Time for You
  • Leave Work at Work
  • Exercise Your Options
  • Work Smarter Not Harder
  • Know When to Ask for Help


We facilitate ‘Resilient Leader’ one day program (face-to-face) or Virtual using Genos Emotional Intelligence Model that brings together the latest developments in Neuroscience, Emotional Intelligence and Resilience to help leaders enhance their well-being, feel less stressed and facilitate resilience and well-being in their teams. Self-management is an emotionally intelligent leadership competency and is about managing one’s own mood and emotions, time and behaviour, and continuously improving oneself.

Leaders high in self-management pay careful attention to the way they manage time and how they behave. They are often described as ‘resilient’ rather than ’temperamental’, and they use their self-management skills to create positive workplace cultures.

Also read: Are you a Mindful or Mindfull leader?

 

If you are looking to learn more about resilient leadership, link with me by clicking on the 'Connect' button on my eBiz Card.

 

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