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It sometimes seems like the high achievers in business are superheroes. They have stellar work records, amazing families, healthy bodies and still have time left for charity work. You’re working hard to get ahead, but can’t seem to fit everything in. How are they doing it?

The answer: They probably aren’t, and you shouldn’t either. Even top executives make sacrifices.[…] Continue Reading »

There’s a “grass is always greener” fallacy in business that can result in looking at people in other sectors and feeling envious of their seemingly ideal work-life balance. Business executives might look at teachers and dream of a scenario where they’d spend four complete weeks during summer with their families, while teachers wish they could get to work at 9 a.m.[…] Continue Reading »

Wendy Davidson has almost 25 years of experience as an executive in the food and beverage industry, and she successfully balances her professional responsibilities as president of the Kellogg Company with volunteer work and her role as a mother of two. She is a member of the company’s Global Leadership Team, the Kellogg North America Leadership Team, the Global Snacks and Global Breakfast Operating Councils, the Women of Kellogg network and serves as executive sponsor for the Global Talent Management Advisory Team.[…] Continue Reading »

Until teleportation becomes the norm, frequent travel is simply a fact of life for leaders in the modern business world.

As companies continue to grow more reliant on foreign markets, face-to-face meetings remain essential, especially when managing a global team. Tools like Skype have helped bridge global communication gaps, but no technology can supplant in-person interactions — with your team or with your family.[…] Continue Reading »

The stress of having too much to do and too little time to get it all done is a wonderfully modern problem. After all, it can mean you wield great authority, are working on big and important problems, and, in many cases at work, you are well-compensated.

But being “Overworked and Overwhelmed,” as Scott Eblin named his latest book, is not just some problem we’d all love to have.[…] Continue Reading »