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HBR Guides to Managing Your Career Collection (6 Books) by Harvard Business Review

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CHAPTER 1

Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life

by Stewart D. Friedman

IDEA IN BRIEF

Life’s a zero-sum game, right? The more you strive to win in one dimension (for example, your work), the more the other three dimensions (your self, your home, and your community) must lose. Not according to Friedman. You don’t have to make trade-offs among life’s domains, at least, not as much as you think. Nor should you: Trading off can leave you feeling exhausted, unfulfilled, or isolated. And it hurts the people you care about most.

To excel in all dimensions of life, use Friedman’s Total Leadership process. First, articulate who and what matters most in your life. Then experiment with small changes that enhance your satisfaction and performance in all ...

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