Category: Work-Life Balance Tips for Managers

Manage Smarter 48: Mental Health and Managing

Kristie Knights is a psychotherapist in private practice and a keynote speaker in suicide prevention and awareness. She provides assessment, education, and strategies to C-Level organizations, including C-Suite Executives in Psychological Health and Safety Management. In episode 48, we discuss: the huge jump in C-Suite suicide rates since 2010, domestic violence, PTSD and other struggles, signs to look for to recognize a colleague is in distress and how to approach and talk to a colleague you think may be in crisis.

Manage Smarter 37: Shifting Your High-Stress Mindset

Kathy Gruver, PhD is the twelve-time award-winning author of seven books including, Conquer Your Stress, Workplace Wellness, Conquer your Stress at Work, andJourney of Healing. She’s also created stress reduction programs for the U.S. military. In this episode, we discuss: how to change your mindset regarding stress and reframe stressors; practical exercises you can use at work to reduce stress; and how “Centering Time” can get your entire team present and engaged in meetings.

Are You Taking These Steps to Improve Employee Work-Life Balance?

With millennial employees now entering the life stage of parenting, they’re paying more attention to their family and personal needs. You should be paying attention to those needs as well.

Have You Established These Boundaries for Work-Life Balance?

A Robert Half Management Resources survey points to some of the current problems employers face when they focus on work-life balance. Here’s what to watch out for.

How to Retain Employees During the War for Talent

As the chief engagement and brand officer at EHE, Joy Altimare knows how important it is to level-set or benchmark an individual’s health status. Here are the details she shared on a Manage Smarter podcast about how to benchmark a new manager’s status.

Manage Smarter 14 – Joy Altimare: Managing Stress and Work-Life Integration

Joy Altimare is the Chief Engagement and Brand Officer at EHE, an industry-leader in company health and wellness for over 100 years. With over 16 years of experience in the marketing field, she has become an expert advisor to organizations looking to tackle growth, innovation, and technology challenges. In episode 14, Joy shares her insight on how managers can: better deal with stress and balance work, home and health.

Make Your Own Rules to Achieve Work-Life Balance

Darius Foroux follows the rules. Maybe you should too. In the ongoing quest for work-life balance, laying down some ground rules might just be the tactic that sticks for you. It’s like our time in school – a few rules set up much-needed structure for success when followed. As an entrepreneur, Foroux calls them his work rules in his productivity blog. They are powerful and effective in their simplicity.

Treat Yo’ Self to Better Work-Life Balance

Work just always creeps into our lives, doesn’t it? Even when we try and succeed at disconnecting during the weekend, we still end up thinking about what we have to do Monday on Sunday evening. You didn’t do any work, you just thought about it for Pete’s sake! But it’s that kind of subtle self-sabotage that can completely derail us and our future productivity.

Are You Applying UX Principles to Your Life? (You Should)

I sat in on Breonna Rodriguez’ keynote address at the Columbus Women in Digital Annual Conference and I’d like to share some of her ideas on personal and professional growth. As a lead digital designer for Sesame Street and a digital entrepreneur, she has a cool twist on the user experience model. She spoke on: The UX of your life: Avoid your pitfalls and conquer life with confidence.

More Autonomy or You Die!

A recent study conducted by Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business found that those who work in high-stress jobs with little control are more likely to die sooner than those who have more control over and balance in their work.