Reading The New York Times interview with Elon Musk I wanted to say, Let’s coach. His description of the overwhelming amount of work and responsibility, and its personal cost, sounded achingly familiar to me. Many executives (and leaders at all levels) are struggling to meet the requirements of the job. Sure, some will dismiss his raw vulnerability as whining, especially under the lens of privilege. But I am glad to see the often hidden, dark side of success brought to the surface by such a visible role model.
How much should you work?
By Jill Malleck, OD Consultant & Coach (February 2007)
Finding the perfect balance between work and life continues to elude us. You don’t have to search far to find studies showcasing the negative health impacts of working too much. Still, successful and well-regarded companies expect to see results faster and faster. Dedicated employees are taking their laptops home, reading their mobiles at dinner and finishing projects on the weekends. And, the question about what constitutes the right amount of work creates organizational stress.