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By Stewart D. Friedman

A Wall road Journal Bestseller

“For approximately thirty years, my life’s paintings has been to assist humans such as you locate how you can carry the usually warring elements of existence into better harmony.” — Stew Friedman, from Leading the existence You Want

You’re busy attempting to lead a “full” lifestyles. yet does it feel full—or are you stretched too skinny? input Stew Friedman, Wharton professor, adviser to leaders around the globe, and passionate recommend of changing the inaccurate metaphor of “work/life stability” with anything extra reasonable and sustainable. If you’re looking “balance” you’ll by no means in achieving it, argues Friedman. the concept “work” competes with “life” ignores the extra nuanced fact of our humanity—the interplay of 4 domain names: paintings, domestic, neighborhood, and the personal self. The target is to create concord between them rather than pondering simply when it comes to trade-offs. it may be done.

Building on his nationwide bestseller, Total Leadership, and on many years of study, educating, and perform as either advisor and senior government, Friedman identifies the severe talents for integrating paintings and the remainder of existence. He illustrates them via compelling unique tales of those notable people:

• former Bain & corporation CEO and Bridgespan co-founder Tom Tierney
• fb COO and bestselling writer Sheryl Sandberg
• nonprofit chief and US army SEAL Eric Greitens
• US First girl Michelle Obama
• football champion-turned-broadcaster Julie Foudy
• well known artist Bruce Springsteen

Each of those admirable (though without doubt imperfect) humans exemplifies a collection of skills—for being actual, being complete, and being innovative—that produce a feeling of goal, coherence, and optimism.

Based on interviews and learn, their tales paint a vibrant photo of ways six very varied leaders use those talents to behave with authenticity, integrity, and creativity—and they end up that major public success is finished no longer on the price of the remainder of existence, yet because the results of significant engagement in all its parts. With dozens of sensible workouts for strengthening those abilities, curated from the newest examine in organizational psychology and comparable fields, this e-book will motivate you, let you know, and show you on the way to take life like steps now towards prime the lifestyles you actually want.

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I’m constantly distracted. ” Sam looked down at his desk and shifted in his chair; he was in his home office. I could see only a part of it on the computer screen (we were videoconferencing). His sense of being overwhelmed extended to his professional life. “I’m struggling to find the right partners who can help me develop and market an app I’ve designed that can make it easier for people to track their personal health habits,” he said, leaning forward. ” It’s a full life, but at that moment Sam felt not so much full as stretched thin.

In the 1980s I began asking the question, What does it take to bring together the different parts of life in mutually enriching ways? We launched the Work/Life Integration Project at the Wharton School, and in collaboration with leading scholars, practitioners, and policy makers, I initiated surveys and interviews, action research, and case studies in a wide variety of settings to find the answers. In a series of books and articles, I’ve shared the results of my studies and tried to make these ideas available to the wider public.

He crafts detailed, motivating profiles of high performers who’ve learned how to be real, be whole, and be innovative. ” —Billie Jean King, sports icon and social justice pioneer “Stew Friedman makes the idea of finding harmony between work and life not only possible, but practicable. ” —Neil Blumenthal, Co-founder and Co-CEO, Warby Parker “In this absolutely wonderful book, Stew Friedman tells us how to put an end to the zero-sum mentality that keeps us from leading the life we want. ” —Herminia Ibarra, Professor, INSEAD; author, Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader “The speed of change and the 24/7 connected world we’re experiencing have made Stew Friedman’s book a particularly important read.

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