What would it take for you to experience leadership success? Let’s face it: there never really is a perfect work life balance. It’s a moving target. Just when we think we’re ahead of the game, life gets in the way.
In many ways, life is like a symphony orchestra. There are 110 instruments in an orchestra. Sometimes all we hear are the violins, but the other instruments must be there to provide necessary support and background. Then maybe it’s the piano in the foreground. Each section has it’s part to play, and none can be ignored. I once met a musician who played the cymbol. Sometimes he only had one note to play in the entire symphony. But it was often the most significant note of the performance. He couldn’t afford to miss it.
Sometimes, work takes the lead in the symphony of life. Other times, it’s the kids. Or even the dog. There’s crunch time in the office, and there are birthdays, wedding, funerals and illness at home. There’s no way anyone can control either life or work. All we can try to do is live a good life, give it our best, and know how to respond to the octopus of time pulling us in eight directions all at once. Read More