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Finding Balance: Work, Life, Leadership


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John J. DiGilio, MLIS, JD gave a presentation on behalf of the Leadership and Management Division of the Special Libraries Association (SLA). Titled, "Finding Balance: Work, Life, & Leadership", it discussed the need for work-life balance.

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Finding Balance: Work, Life, Leadership

  1. 1. Finding Balance: Work, Life, Leadership Presented by: John J. DiGilio, MLIS, JD
  2. 2. What is Work-Life Balance?
  3. 3. What is Work-Life Balance? ‘Work-life balance is not about the amount of time you spend working vs. not- working. It’s more about how you spend your time working and relaxing, recognizing that what you do in one fuels your energy for the other.’ Productivity Guru Julie Morgenstern
  4. 4. What is Work-Life Balance?
  5. 5. What is Work-Life Balance? • Anyone can find it • No single prescription • Unique to each person • Takes commitment • Requires action
  6. 6. Why Work-Life Balance? • Boundaries blurring • Tech ties that bind (all the time) • Adverse effects on us • Adverse effects on our work
  7. 7. Today’s Workplace • ¾ Americans say job = stress • Over half say productivity suffers • Over half say job invades home • Almost half give up vacation time OECD Study
  8. 8. Managers and Leaders • Role conflicts • Caregiver burnout • Snowball effect
  9. 9. How to Take Control • Manage your time • Set realistic goals • Gather support • Put your health first
  10. 10. GOALS: Strides
  11. 11. GOALS: Goals on Track
  12. 12. GOALS:
  13. 13. SUPPORT: DailyStrength
  14. 14. SUPPORT: +SupportGroups m
  15. 15. SUPPORT: Pacifica
  16. 16. HEALTH: HealthMonth
  17. 17. HEALTH: Trixie
  18. 18. HEALTH: MyFitnessPal
  19. 19. To Reiterate: Work-Life Balance •IS possible •Is unique to you •Requires commitment •Takes action •Is infectious!
  20. 20. “Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.” - Thomas Merton
  21. 21. Finding Balance: Work, Life, Leadership John J. DiGilio Senior Director Research & Intelligence LAC Group