We hear quite a lot these days about work-life balance.  But how do you know your own balance is wrong?

Well, burnout is man obvious sign. If you are exhausted, physically or mentally, you need to re-evaluate your priorities.

But it is not always so obvious.

Another possible sign is that your health is OK  but you’re just generally running slower than you used to.  This might be a symptom of age but it might also mean you need to build more rest into your schedule to make sure that when you are at work, you are fully engaged at high power.

This also, of course, applies to your employees. If performance is inexplicably falling off, it might be the work has changed, motivation has changed for some reason, or they are just tired.  Talk to them. Find out – and do something about it (or help them do something about it).