CHAPTER 13

Aligning with Leaders

Of all the considerations for work-life supports I’ve explored in my research and in this book, work team leaders are the most important and most pivotal. This chapter considers the significant impact of leadership on whether work-life supports will be successful. Peter Drucker’s principles of management are instructive regarding the influence leaders have through their decisions and their own actions. When it comes to the way leaders manage, every action they take matters. Organizations must ensure they are developing leaders and setting clear expectations for their behaviors so work-life supports are successful. Effective leadership itself is an important support for employees who are integrating work and life. ...

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