1.) Theresa Kaschak
2.) Friedman, S. D. (April 2008). Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life.
(4), 112-118. Retrieved April 2008, EBSCO.
3.) This article discusses how many executives fill their lives entirely with work, and then
they are left unsatisfied because other areas of their life, such as family, service, and their
individual heath, are not getting enough attention.
In order to be a great leader, there
must be a balance between work, family, community, and self.
increase in all areas of life when you learn how to be more effective in the four previous
Also, you can’t look at the situation as a zero-sum game, but realize
that all four areas can improve at once.
One example mentioned is about a manager named Ken who had goals of
becoming CEO, getting more involved in his community, and strengthening bonds with
He achieved all of these by becoming a part of a city-based community
By doing this, he improved his leadership skills that led him to become CEO.
Also, he was directly giving back to the community and being about to relate more to
members of his family like his sister who was a teacher.
His fiancée joined the board
with him and allowed the two to spend more quality time together while giving back to
the community at the same time.
In order to get the desired results as Ken did, it is important to set goals that allow
you to decide what is important, how to act with integrity and respect, and also be open to
By combing the various aspects of your life together, you’ll have a