Why can it be so difficult to balance our work with our personal lives? And can these pressures be managed in a way that can make you more successful at both? Yes. This introductory course is meant for anyone who recognizes work-life balance as a skill and wants to improve their ability to create this balance. This course looks at methods and techniques to reconcile work and family. You will also consider the question of personal fulfillment and the needs and demands of leadership.
This course is based on D. Quinn Mills' book, Leadership: How to Lead, How to Live, a text used at Harvard Business School. Excerpts of the book are made available via PDF download and no additional purchase is required.
Identify the major sources of work-life balance conflict
Discuss the myths about work-life balance including the "make time later," division of labor, and "quality time" myths
Identify strategies to achieve balance, including balancing by week, over a year, and via a short career
Recognize ways to maintain work-life balance
Examine what defines personal fulfillment
Identify those significant elements that play a role in a leader's life
Identify nine ways of viewing life's choices
Develop and complete a Personal Work-Life Balance Plan