Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the
air. You name them – Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit. You’re
keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball.
If you drop it, it will bounce back.
But, the other four Balls – Family, Health, Friends and Spirit – are made of
Glass. If you drop one of these; they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked,
nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must
understand that and strive for it.
“Work efficiently during office hours and leave on time. Give the required
time to your family, friends & have proper rest.” Asserted Bryan Dyson (CEO of Coca Cola).
Balancing multi roles is an art. Most of the Top Level leaders, I had found, failed in balancing multi roles. President Bill Clinton found very poor in health and family role performance. Atul Bihari Bajpayee (Former prime-minster of India) found very poor in physical leadership and home leadership. Even scientist APJ Kalam have not played family role.
I came across examples in Japan, most of the executives and managers go to massage centre from the work place and then go to home.
My personal observation is woman is far better in performing multi roles. I had seen many working women, in these multi roles and had found them better than then men.
“Net Time” is most appealing factor in performing multi roles. People are found in “Gross Time” arena. Lot of professional go home and remove their shoes, switch on T.V., read magazine, dial mobile and start taking dinner. (I appreciate handling multi activity skill) but at the cost of family role. I had seen disgruntle (complaining loudly) woman in the house. What did I get as a professional?
Leadership is “Net Time” and “Net Results” not “Gross Time.”