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Work/Life Balance for Leaders

Striking a healthy work-life balance is a difficult challenge for everyone, but especially  for those in leadership positions. Many leaders today are so busy making a living that they have no time for making a life.

Senior Corporate Chaplain and writer Tim Kehl recently wrote an article for Industry Week giving today’s leaders tips on how to achieve work/life balance. Here are some of his tips and you can read the entire article here.

The Greatest Memo about Work/Life Balance Ever?

Last year a top tech company CEO decided he needed more balance in his life and he wrote a blog post about how he was going to accomplish that.

The Washington Post covered the story with this commentary: When a male CEO says he’s stepping down from his job to spend more time with his family, it’s often thought of as code for a tension filled resignation that allows an executive to save face.

But Max Schireson, CEO of MongoDB, a fast-growing database vendor, really means it. In an extraordinary blog entry titled “Why I am leaving the best job I ever had,” the Silicon Valley executive wrote Tuesday that the only way he could balance his life was to step away from his work. “I recognize that by writing this I may be disqualifying myself from some future CEO role,” writes Schireson, who will remain with the company as vice chairman. “Will that cost me tens of millions of dollars someday? Maybe. Life is about choices. Right now, I choose to spend more time with my family.”