The first time I heard about the concept of work-life balance was from Jack Welch, former Chairman and CEO of one of the most respected companies in the world: General Electric. Through Jack Welch’s book, titled Winning, I became and remained fascinated by work-life balance related issues. I believe that achieving balance in all key areas of life, including career, finances, personal development, and contribution to society, is a valid definition of success. Nigel Marsh does a good job of addressing some key issues related to work life balance:
- An honest debate about it,
- Taking responsibility for setting and enforcing personal boundaries, and
- Careful selection of timeframes for judging the level of balance in our lives.