“Work-Life Balance” can be a loaded and often polarizing phrase. Some argue that it’s not possible, others argue it should be framed as something else. No matter what you call it, the simple fact is that all leaders struggle to manage the seemingly opposing demands of work and life.
Over the years, we’ve interviewed award-winning CEOs, Venture Capitalists, the editor of the Harvard Business Review, pastors, dads, moms, and many others. One recurring question we ask around how they think about and approach work-life balance (or whatever you’d like to call it)?
How do busy executives handle the different demands of work and family life? What tips can you start implementing to be a more effective leader and husband/wife/father/mother? In this special episode of For You Leaders podcast, we take a compilation of advice, perspectives and guidance we have gathered over the years and combine it into one episode.
- The simple framework other successful leaders use to view their family and their business.
- Why being an entrepreneur makes the concept of work-life balance impossible.
- How to take better vacations with your family (and how work fits in with vacations)
- The opposing opinions on checking email during vacations.
- Mantras to change your perspective on work-life balance.
- How CEOs of billion-dollar companies really spend their time.
- The unintended consequences of not setting your priorities.
- Ways to work smarter, not harder, as an executive.
- Can you really work less and still get results from your team…without being judged?
Featuring Advice from (in order of appearance)
- Peter Lehrman, CEO and Founder of Axial
- Dan McGinn, Editor of the Harvard Business Review
- Brett Hurt, CEO and Co-Founder of data.world
- DeWayne McNally, Executive Pastor at Hill Country Bible Church
- Mason Ayer, CEO of Kerbey Lane Cafe
- Cody Friesen, CEO and Founder of Zero Mass Water
- Mellie Price, Managing Director, Texas Health CoLab & Executive Director, Commercialization – Dell Medical School @ University of Texas at Austin
- Gregg Kaplan, Founder of Redbox, Operating Partner at Pritzker Private Capital
- Charles Thornburgh, CEO and Co-Founder of Civitas Learning