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Breaking the Leadership Mold: An Executive's Guide to Achieving Organizational Excellence by Maribeth Kuzmeski

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Chapter 8. PRINCIPLE #8: PUT YOURSELF FIRST

If you're like many of the clients with whom I work, you're probably more on the stressed, tired side than the energized, rested side. Indeed, in today's boundary-less world, the workload and time pressure that leaders experience every day is rapidly becoming a crisis, particularly at the top of the hierarchical pyramid. We struggle to find the answer. Time management has been replaced by work-life balance, yet nothing seems to change. still we keep working hard, making promises to ourselves that this situation won't continue.

In all my work with senior leaders in organizations, I have yet to meet one single individual who did not want to be an effective leader and part of a successful organization. And ...

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