.....if you ranked the most influential people in your business life how many of you would put your nearest and dearest within the top ten, the top 20, or even the top 100? I won't embarrass you by asking you for your answer.
It's strange, isn't it, but we manage to possess incredible short sightedness when we view our business lives despite the fact that the so-called work-life balance has all but disappeared. The truth is:
"In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king" Desiderius Erasmus
Rather than accepting this supposedly inevitable outcome, perhaps you might consider Erasmus' words and move in synch with this emerging world but without ostracising those you love.
Why not try to learn to:
Mobilise your personal network
Your family and friends represent a massive wealth of knowledge and experience that you could use more effectively - perhaps even getting them within your top10 influencers.
If you accept the fact that business life has become integrated throughout your waking hours, it makes total sense to:
At best this will result in a refreshed perspective that can only improve your workplace performance. At the very least it will provide them with a better understanding of the world you inhabit even when you are at home.
Chris Lorimer is an
experienced consultant who has helped many organisations to grow through his unique 4 Ps approach.