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Why work/life balance is the wrong idea

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work/life balanceThe corporate world is susceptible to fads.

Work/life balance, a push to properly prioritize work in relation to lifestyle, features the kind of faddish thinking that can lead gifted people down the wrong path, says talent expert Brian Mohr.

“Think of those who love their job—for them, it’s not exactly ‘work’ as they exercise their capabilities fully toward a goal that they believe in,” says Mohr, co-founder and managing partner for Y Scouts (yscouts.com), a purpose-based leadership search firm.

“Finding the right fit—whether an organization is searching for leadership or an individual is seeking the right job—is more important than people realize. The problem of work/life balance starts farther upstream. When the appropriate person is aligned with the appropriate goal, balance is natural.”

A concept like work/life balance is a claim on how we should prioritize our lives, which, if believed, can be confusing. Mohr discusses ...(register to read more)

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