The business world is constantly changing and now it’s changing at an accelerated speed. American workers no longer have decades to adapt to new technologies or business advancements. People need to be able to adapt — and adapt quickly — if they want to thrive in the business world and not fall behind or become obsolete. The idea that you can go to college and receive a two-year or four-year degree and then be equipped to work at a job for the next 30 years is not true anymore.
Corporate America is striving to be healthier. CEOs have implemented numerous programs, such as employee wellness programs, onsite gyms and walking meetings. Executives are trying to lead by example by taking vacations and leaving the office at a reasonable hour. More and more people are embracing a healthy lifestyle. Yet even the most stalwart health enthusiasts struggle to maintain that lifestyle when they are traveling. People usually return from business trips feeling drained and unproductive. This “Three Days of Wellness” series is meant to help you incorporate a wellness lifestyle into your travel plans—whether for business or pleasure—so you return to work feeling energized and more creative.
Traditional management structures with annual reviews, rigid work schedules and a command-and-control philosophy no longer function in today’s workplace. Only 33% of full-time employees in the United States are engaged at work, according to the 2017 Gallup report, “State of the American Workforce.” The majority of employees (51%) are indifferent. They show up and do their job, but they are not going above and beyond to improve the company. Whereas, 16% of employees are “actively disengaged,” meaning they hate going to work and are probably disrupting your employees and sucking the morale out of the business.
For many business executives travel is a way of life. You know what to pack, have memorized the layout of multiple airports and have a surplus of points at your favorite hotel chain. You also understand how draining travel can be and how easy it is to fall out of your healthy eating and fitness routine. Here are five strategies to help you stay on track and maintain a healthy lifestyle—even when you are away from home for weeks at a time.
To be an entrepreneur today, it takes vision, hustle and grit. You will have to take risks. You will make mistakes. You will struggle to determine which path to follow at times. But you will also have the opportunity to see your vision become a reality and, hopefully, have fun along the way.
It’s exciting to break out on your own and launch a business. It’s also scary, stressful and exhausting. The majority of small business owners work more than 40 hours per week, according to a survey by The Alternative Board, which found that 33% of business owners work 40 to 49 hours per week, 30% work 50 to 59 hours per week and 19% work more than 60 hours per week. One of the reasons entrepreneurs are working long hours is because most aren’t just running the business and focusing on strategic planning, they are also working in the business by answering emails, phone calls and performing administrative tasks.
Delegation is critical for business leaders to achieve work-life balance, but there are some responsibilities that shouldn’t be assigned to someone else. It’s not always easy to determine which commitments you should retain to keep the business running smoothly or preserve your peace of mind and which tasks you should delegate to someone else.
Death and finances are two of the most difficult topics for people to talk about, and when you put them together, you have a conversation that a lot of people avoid at all costs. Yet the fact of the matter is people are living longer.
You only have a few seconds when you start speaking before people begin to make value judgments about you. For leaders it’s imperative to have a voice that people want to listen to, a voice that inspires trust and a voice that can motivate people to action. Learning how to control the pitch, pace, tone, volume and melody of your voice can help a good leader become a great leader.
One in four American adults went to a healthcare provider for neck and back pain, according to a 2016 Gallup study. In addition, the report found 65% of adults sought care for neck and back pain at some point in their lives. When you factor in how many adults are hunched over computer desks, sitting for extended periods of time at work and bending their neck to read mobile devices, these statistics aren’t so surprising.