Leadership Tip

How to be a work/life role model

Everyone struggles to find the right balance between work and life. As a manager and/or leader, how you personally handle this challenge influences your team members. They are looking to you for signs of what they can and should do. Here is how you can set a good example: 

  1. Be open. Talk candidly about your own challenges and strategies for fitting together your work, family, and personal life. Let your employees see you as more than just a person who works.
     
  2. Appreciate others as whole people. Respect the fact that everyone you work with has a life beyond work. Encourage people to talk about their non-work activities with colleagues.
     
  3. Be willing to experiment. Ask people about what would help improve their ability to achieve work results while also increasing their wellbeing beyond work. When employees are involved in designing and implementing solutions, they’re more committed to making them work.

The above leadership tip...
was sent in response to a question from a participant on our 10/10 leadership development and mentoring programme. Whether you're a first time manager or an experienced leader, straightforward, practical advice on best practice is hard to find. Until now. To find out how you, your team or your organisation can benefit, please join us on our next complimentary webinar or contact us.

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