Love and Profit: Finding the Balance in Life and Work

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Autry, James   (1996, ASQC)   Des Moines, IA

Quality Progress    Vol. 29    No. 1
QICID: 13055    January 1996    pp. 47-49
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Article Abstract

Caring leadership enables managers and employees to be aware of their whole selves. A balance between life and work replaces the dualism of life versus work. Balanced leadership uses love, self-awareness, self-esteem, and attention as tools for bringing meaningfulness to the workplace. This atmosphere requires honesty, trust, and the willingness to treat people as individuals. The honest leader provides information. Both compliments and critical appraisals are vital information for employees. Trust is difficult to establish and might even be abused sometimes; yet it is crucial. Treating people as people with individual needs is fairness, not weakness. A strong, effective leader can be caring, while still having high standards and high expectations. This adaptation of the author's presentation at Quality Forum XI includes the poem: "What Personnel Handbooks Never Tell You."

Keywords

Employee relations,Human relations,Human resources (HR),Leadership


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