Having a Quality Mix of Work and Life with Tracy Brower

We spend 1/3 of our life working. That’s quite an investment of time. It’s no surprise that a growing number of employees expect a higher quality work experience. Unfortunately engagement numbers paint a picture that disappoints employees’ expectations. New research from Gallup includes bad management as one of the reasons for the dismal state of the workplace. In fact they find 10% of managers are fitted for the position to which they were hired. There are a lot of underperforming managers based on Gallup’s study.

What Gallup’s research reveals is a conversation that many of you are familiar having–how do we better hire and develop leaders to be successful? And what does success look like? These are questions for another time. I want to share with you one area that a manager can begin to make progress in positively impacting the workplace–a quality work/life mix.

In this episode of Work That Matters, I talk with author and thought leader Tracy Brower about having a quality mix of work and life. We hit on some great content from Tracy’s new book Bring Work to Life by Brining Life to to Work.

Episode Highlights

  • How an abundance mentality helps create greater outcomes
  • Ways to positively reframe how you view your work
  • The importance of putting into place work-life support structures
  • The role leadership plays in supporting work-life integration
  • What to do even if your culture doesn’t support work-life integration

I believe the solution to hiring and developing high-talent leaders is nuanced. There is no one way. There are, however, areas to explore to help leaders succeed in their work. One of those areas is helping employees’ have a positive well-being. A quality mix of work and life is one lever to pull to help support employees’ well-being.

Connect with Tracy

TracyBrower.com

Twitter: @TracyBrower108

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Tracy’s Work

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Change Leader | Speaker | Writer Co-founder and CEO of Switch and Shift. Passionately explores the space where business & humanity intersect. Promoter of workplace optimism. Believes work can be a source of joy. Top ranked leadership blogger by Huffington Post. The Optimistic Workplace (AMACOM) out 2015

  • There are as you say a lot of under-performing managers. The reason is that they are “led” to be under-performing by their CEOs because the CEOs don’t know how to perform effectively. When Doug Conant took over Campbell Soup Company, his effective leadership turned under-performing managers into over-performing managers and they turned around the company.

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