Beating the 24/7 : How Business Leaders Achieve a Successful Work/Life Balance
Winston FletcherISBN: 047084762X; 9780470847626;
Today's managers and executives are cash rich but time poor. Surveys show that up to 800f managers exceed their contracted hours, while cases of work-related stress continue to increase at an alarming rate. Although awareness of the issues of career vs home life has been around since the 1970s, little has been done beyond the introduction of ineffectual legislation. The time is right for a fresh approach. In this remarkable book, Winston Fletcher takes as his starting point a set of specially commissioned interviews with 16 of the most accomplished businessmen and women in the UK, including Sir Richard Branson, Michael Grade CBE, Nicola Horlick and Sir Christopher Bland. Each interview is an exploration of success, despite themany sacrifices along the way, and gives hope to everyone that a satisfactory work/life balance can be achieved. What is clear is that the way forward lies in taking control of your own personal agenda. Even companies with a...