In today's day and age, people effortlessly equate the business environment to a battlefield, and rightly so! In many ways, business is a battle of strategies, tactics, wits, and character. This is where business leaders are like military leaders—they all fight for dominance and profit.
It is well known that there are several components of military training that can be vital in the corporate domain. There are numerous lessons that corporate managers can learn from military on motivation, team building, goal orientation, and organizational culture.
Leadership Lessons from the Military articulates what lessons from military leadership can be applied to the business context and how to go about it. The book shows how executives can leverage time—tested military practices to create lasting competitive advantage. Business leaders can learn how military leaders tie individual goals with the organizational goals, resulting in a highly motivated and committed workforce, which, in turn, augments organizational efficiency and enhances employee productivity and retention.
Chapter 7: Work–Life Balance
Maintaining a balance between work and family life is at an individual's residual. One has to juggle between the two to maintain a balance, and set the priorities right to be able to do so. Although work–life balance is perceived as an individualistic task, its repercussions are not. Maintaining work–life balance can be stressful, as individuals try to maintain and manage the most important aspects of their lives. In a holistic view, work and home are interconnected. Thus, if one is not happy with one's work, its effects are seen in one's performance at home. Similarly, if one is not happy with the environment at home, its effect will be seen in one's performance at work. Therefore, it is no longer safe ...