Flexible work arrangements help women, but only if they are also offered to men. However, flexible workplace policies designed to improve gender gaps, in employment and pay, might actually make things worse for women. Flexible work has been on offer to both men and […]
“… no one is perfect, so why should I be perfect? … I need to feel what uncertainty feels like … life is not a train, and (that) not everything is certain. You don’t just get told where you go, you have to make life for yourself. It is up to you to make it, … your career progression … Don’t wait for someone else to shape your life. It is yours”– Blanca Juti
Emotional stress, including “stress from lack of control in the workplace or from life events,” creates susceptibility to physical illness. This was affirmed twenty years ago in a British Medical Journal article as summarized here by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Giving employees more control over their jobs does more than just reduce stress-related illness. It also decreases employee mortality. The key is empowering them to set their own goals, set their own schedules, prioritize their decision making and … have a voice in the goal-setting process.
Giving employees a chance to help shape the future of work will give them more skin in the game. It will deepen their connection to an organization. Finally, it gives them a sense of job ownership and control and will improve their well-being while benefiting the organization.
Self-love is the process of knowing yourself, connecting with your inner self, overcoming self-limiting beliefs, letting go of everything that doesn’t serve you, and falling in love with yourself.
Self-love helps silence the fear of rejection, our inner critic, and instead befriend it to serve us rather than taunt us. And we develop confidence in what we stand for, when we know who we are from within. With self-love, we are able to let go of self-judgment, negative thoughts, opinions, and people who are not aligned with us.
When we accept ourselves wholly for who we are, people around us also start seeing us in the same light. Likewise, when we love what we do and do what we love, we are alive and soaring in all that we do. This further draws others with positive energy to us. Ultimately, that power of love for yourself, will not only elevate your relationship with yourself, but enhance and deepen your relationship with work, family, life, and everything around you.
Consciously build confidence since women struggle with being confident (compared to men in general), even when they are highly competent. That confidence is required since self-promotion is often an essential tool for career advancement.
Stop the guilt. Find ways to support your work-life balance. Put in place a strategic network.
Define what success and career growth and fulfilment means for you. What do you really want from your career? You need to know that leadership roles in particular are demanding. So you must be sure you are willing to put in the long hours and make sacrifices which will be required from time to time.