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Insights into the Leadership Value of Work Life Balance

CashmanKevin Cashman is founder and CEO of LeaderSource, a global leadership development, executive coaching and team effectiveness consultancy headquartered in Minneapolis. His article yesterday in the Executive Health column on Forbes.com offered some helpful insights for senior lawyers struggling with work life balance.

Cashman cites a survey of CEO's in which 92% revealed that finding some measure of work/life balance was the single toughest developmental challenge they faced. As Cashman sees it, grueling schedules that leave no time for family or recreation damage leadership potential. His reasoning is that leadership requires vision, but "vision cannot come without reflection, and reflection doesn’t happen without pause." He therefore advises executives to build time into their schedule for rejuvenating activities outside work that nurture the kind of mental acuity and physical vigor that leaders need for high performance.

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