Your work-life balance hangs in these four quadrants
Quartz, Lauren Bacon
“I find most “work-life balance” conversations challenging. For starters, there’s a distinctly gendered component to them—where women seem to be expected to worry more about balancing it all, and where “life” is code for domestic duties, rather than, you know, life in all its juicy, nourishing, celebratory glory.
But I find we also tend to get caught up in finding a single correct answer that works for everyone. And of course, the answer is different for everyone.
“No question, one of the best ways top executives can get their leaders to improve is to work on improving themselves. Leading by example can mean a lot more than leading by public-relations hype.”
“By understanding the dynamics of goal-setting and the challenges of goal achievement, you can better see why people often set great goals, then lose the motivation to achieve them. … People give up on goals for six reasons.”
“While the media and many women’s organizations focus on what is wrong with the lives of women executives (“When you’re a hammer, everything looks like a nail.”), a new generation of women leaders are focusing on what is right.”…
“We could say that women invented work-life balance. We know it wasn’t a man. No way.”…
“Trying to keep up with a hectic work schedule and a growing family? Note to female entrepreneurs: Here’s how to start on a path to balance.”