070: How to encourage work-life balance with your teams

The topic of work-life balance is always top of mind for new and tenured leaders, and it means something different to all of us. In this episode, James and I tackle this topic which was inspired by some dialogue from a LinkedIn post I was tagged in. Tune in for a tips and advice on how to encourage work-life balance with your teams (and with yourself)!


  • Lead by example and sending the right message to your people (2:14) 
  • We all think about work-life balance differently so do what works for you (3:51)
  • Two questions you can ask yourself as a leader; what do I control, and can I mitigate burnout with what I can control? (5:31)
  • Get to know your people, both personally and professionally (6:06)
  • Pick up on the flags that say your people take on too much (10:33)
  • Take a beat; re-evaluate your priorities and implement changes (11:05)  


About the author, James

When James is not busy leading commercial training teams in the biopharmaceutical industry, you can find him behind the scenes orchestrating all that happens for his brainchild - The Leadership Jam Session Podcast. As our Executive Producer, James' background of more than 20 years in Marketing, Sales, and Training, combined with a passion for business and leadership education, have all inspired the very direction we take with delivering our content. James holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University.