and an ambitious professional, described his life. By day he managed an IT group for a health care conglomerate while dreaming of starting his own company. “I. Leading the Life You Want: Skills for Integrating Work and Life Hardcover – October 7, Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life (With New Preface) by Stewart D. Friedman Paperback $ Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life (With New. A Wall Street Journal Bestseller“For nearly thirty years, my life's work has been to help people like you find ways to bring the often warring aspects of life into.
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Leading the Life You Want. ISBN: Subject: Managing Yourself. Key terms: Work-life Balance,. Managing Yourself, Leadership, Self-. Leading the Life You Want: Skills for Integrating Work and Life. “For nearly thirty years, my life's work has been to help people like you find ways to bring the often warring aspects of life into greater harmony.” — Stew.
Shelves: self-help Is it really possible to live all domains of your life to the fullest? It is always possible for one to live his life in accordance with his values and aspirations. The first part of the book presented us the stories of six 6 remarkable persons who were able l Is it really possible to live all domains of your life to the fullest? The first part of the book presented us the stories of six 6 remarkable persons who were able lead the life they want by having the right skills of total leadership: be real, be whole, and be innovative.
These sets of skills were properly espoused by these persons in their respective domains of life such as work, family, community, and self mind, body, and spirit.
The second part of this work gave us several practical and very useful tips on how we can develop each of the skills in our life.
Stew was able to produce a very compelling idea with the use of his superb writing skills. The book was very easy to understand and at the same time captivating.
Moreover, not only that he narrated the respective stories of the six featured persons here but he did his analysis of each lives very clearly and vividly. Several reasons why one should read this book: You will learn that it is possible to live an integrated life Leading the life you want requires skills.
Want to have these skills? Don't just read the book, practice what you will learn. You can share the wisdom from this book so you can help your colleagues lead their lives better. Greitens used the attitude and skills he has acquired as a boxer in the domain of his private self in his career as a military officer his profession.
From boxing, Greitens learned that preparation is all, that one can and must remain calm in the face of fear, and that one should fight honorably. Be innovative by not being afraid to make changes in your life.
We learn from trial and error. Continue to iterate until you reach a more harmonious balance. When Michelle Obama faced raising kids while her husband was traveling for work, she took on the challenge,. Obama needed to both carve out more time for herself and figure out a way to ease her burden on the home front that would help her marriage and her career.
Asserting control of her new situation, she started rising at 4: But getting creative applies in many other areas as well. Sheryl Sandberg has utilized this resource.
She has worked hard on her skills — sometimes intuitively, sometimes consciously, as when she used a coach to help her manage her growing team at Google or when she realized that her book should become personal. Friedman dives further into his framework distilling the individual traits that drive harmony and success of these superstars. While Friedman offers his own research and interpretation, he also encourages you to think about your own ideas throughout the book.
What I found most captivating was one common thread: Success still carries this glaring misconception: But mind and body experience wear and tear. And as your operating state starts to decline, so do your outputs.
Its kind of like an automatic toothbrush. When its freshly charged, you think it could go at that speed for years. But as the battery wanes, it starts to get sluggish in its ability to clean your teeth. You start to experience diminishing returns to effort. The same is true for you. As you wear out, each unit of effort you put in is not as valuable. You have less energy, less enthusiasm than at the start. Just like any device you have a battery life and you have to recharge.
You have to set aside time for whatever it is that recharges your battery. While everyone will have different ways to recharge their battery, my own belief is that physical exercise is a critical part of that process.
Mind and body are deeply connected. We saw earlier how Greitens believed boxing was equal parts physical and psychological training.
One magnet was exercise; Tierney set out time exclusively for himself every morning for a workout. To sum up what sports can bring to your life, its probably best expressed in the words of US soccer player, Julie Foudy:.
This is true of any sport in your life. Even the most leisure workout will benefit you psychologically as well. Leading the Life You Want does a great job in outlining similarities despite the wide-ranging career paths. All of his subjects are constantly on the move, never stopping even when they hit an obstacle. They exemplify the level of perseverance and grit depicted in the TED talk of Angela Duckworth, associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
They see work and life as connected, not as separate silos.
While there are common threads on ways to achieve success while maintaining work-life balance, it's still an individual endeavor and there are many right answers. Friedman gives you tools to help you craft your own approach:. A with music or writing or dance, or any athletic endeavor, you can always get better at it.
It has many different shapes and sizes. To sum it up: