Balance vs Harmony

One of the inspirational quotes that really stuck with me was one that I heard from Nunu Tshingila, the head of Facebook Africa, when I visited their offices. She spoke of Jeff Bezos, the Founder of Amazon and this is the profound statement she spoke of:

“I think work-life harmony is a good framework, I prefer the word ‘harmony‘ to the word ‘balance‘ because balance tends to imply a strict tradeoff. In fact, if I’m happy at work, I’m better at home — a better husband and better father.”

So many people speak of balance in life, but this really resonated with me, because I prefer harmony over balance. Many people tend to neglect or trade one thing for another e.g career for health , motherhood for career and so on. We need to find the mix that works to give us harmony in body, mind and spirit.

Praneetha Aniruth & Sir Richard Branson

Praneetha Aniruth & Sir Richard Branson

Balance vs Harmony

One of the inspirational quotes that really stuck with me was one that I heard from Nunu Tshingila, the head of Facebook Africa, when I visited their offices. She spoke of Jeff Bezos, the Founder of Amazon and this is the profound statement she spoke of:

“I think work-life harmony is a good framework, I prefer the word ‘harmony‘ to the word ‘balance‘ because balance tends to imply a strict tradeoff. In fact, if I’m happy at work, I’m better at home — a better husband and better father.”

So many people speak of balance in life, but this really resonated with me, because I prefer harmony over balance. Many people tend to neglect or trade one thing for another e.g career for health , motherhood for career and so on. We need to find the mix that works to give us harmony in body, mind and spirit.

Mindful Leader

As a leader and mentor, you not only interact with people in your physical presence e.g. employees or colleagues but also with countless people online.

We need to become mindful leaders that inspire others through the way we live and lead with integrity. Leaders need to bring out the best in others, and make their lives more meaningful.

Most people spend more time with their work colleagues than their own families. The old paradigms of power, fear and control just don’t work in our modern economy anymore. We need leaders who know how to inspire through vision, integrity, sustainability and compassion.

Our mindful leaders must lead with true vision and purpose.

Mindful Leader

As a leader and mentor, you not only interact with people in your physical presence e.g. employees or colleagues but also with countless people online.

We need to become mindful leaders that inspire others through the way we live and lead with integrity. Leaders need to bring out the best in others, and make their lives more meaningful.

Most people spend more time with their work colleagues than their own families. The old paradigms of power, fear and control just don’t work in our modern economy anymore. We need leaders who know how to inspire through vision, integrity, sustainability and compassion.

Our mindful leaders must lead with true vision and purpose.