Work / Life Balance For Dummies

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Find out what you really need to live, thrive and survive

Does it seem like the constant struggle to succeed at work is overshadowing other areas of your life? Are your relationships suffering as you try to cram everything into a normal day? Work/Life Balance For Dummies will help you get your equilibrium back, taking you through all available solutions -- from changes you can adopt within your existing workplace or chosen career, to career changes, treechanges and seachanges.

Discover how to:

  • Work out your priorities
  • Put off procrastination and improve your time management
  • Move your boss towards work/life balance
  • Cast your net wider and change jobs and employers
  • Plan your seachange or treechange
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About the author

Katherine Lockett works at the University of South Australia and helped establish their Centre for Work + Life research unit.
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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Mar 8, 2012
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Pages
300
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ISBN
9781118348802
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Language
English
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Genres
Self-Help / Motivational & Inspirational
Self-Help / Personal Growth / General
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