Beyond Juggling

Kurt Sandholtz (Author) | C. Brooklyn Derr (Author) | Kathy Buckner (Author) | Dawn Carlson (Author)

Publication date: 04/19/2002

Beyond Juggling
  • Written specifically for people who want to stay highly involved in both their careers and their personal lives, rather than simplifying or cutting back in some way
  • Details four alternative strategies people can use to effectively balance their work and personal lives
  • Numerous case studies show how real people have successfully implemented these strategies
  • Exercises help readers find strategies that are compatible with their own life choices and goals
  • For more information, visit www.beyondjuggling.com

If you're one of the millions of people who are feeling overcommitted, overworked, and overtired, you've probably already learned that you can't juggle your way to a balanced life. With ever-increasing demands at work and at home, juggling only leads to exhaustion and frustration. Beyond Juggling presents five alternative strategies--Alternating, Outsourcing, Bundling, Techflexing, and Simplifying--that don't require either hyperactive time management or drastic career downshifting. Instead, it offers a collection of tools to help you craft a realistic rebalancing plan, tailored to your life needs and career situation.

Extremely practical, Beyond Juggling details the five strategies, explains the rewards and drawbacks associated with each, and provides real-life case studies of people who have used each method successfully to rebalance their lives.

Using the self-assessment instrument included in the book, you'll be able to pinpoint the work-life strategy (or strategies) you are currently using. Additional quizzes and checklists will help you take steps to reduce the dissonance between your professional and personal lives and achieve more of the balance you crave.

  • Written specifically for people who want to stay highly involved in both their careers and their personal lives, rather than simplifying or cutting back in some way
  • Details four alternative strategies people can use to effectively balance their work and personal lives
  • Numerous case studies show how real people have successfully implemented these strategies
  • Exercises help readers find strategies that are compatible with their own life choices and goals
  • For more information, visit www.beyondjuggling.com

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  • Written specifically for people who want to stay highly involved in both their careers and their personal lives, rather than simplifying or cutting back in some way
  • Details four alternative strategies people can use to effectively balance their work and personal lives
  • Numerous case studies show how real people have successfully implemented these strategies
  • Exercises help readers find strategies that are compatible with their own life choices and goals
  • For more information, visit www.beyondjuggling.com

If you're one of the millions of people who are feeling overcommitted, overworked, and overtired, you've probably already learned that you can't juggle your way to a balanced life. With ever-increasing demands at work and at home, juggling only leads to exhaustion and frustration. Beyond Juggling presents five alternative strategies--Alternating, Outsourcing, Bundling, Techflexing, and Simplifying--that don't require either hyperactive time management or drastic career downshifting. Instead, it offers a collection of tools to help you craft a realistic rebalancing plan, tailored to your life needs and career situation.

Extremely practical, Beyond Juggling details the five strategies, explains the rewards and drawbacks associated with each, and provides real-life case studies of people who have used each method successfully to rebalance their lives.

Using the self-assessment instrument included in the book, you'll be able to pinpoint the work-life strategy (or strategies) you are currently using. Additional quizzes and checklists will help you take steps to reduce the dissonance between your professional and personal lives and achieve more of the balance you crave.

  • Written specifically for people who want to stay highly involved in both their careers and their personal lives, rather than simplifying or cutting back in some way
  • Details four alternative strategies people can use to effectively balance their work and personal lives
  • Numerous case studies show how real people have successfully implemented these strategies
  • Exercises help readers find strategies that are compatible with their own life choices and goals
  • For more information, visit www.beyondjuggling.com

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Meet the Authors


Visit Author Page - Kurt Sandholtz



Kurt Sandholtz is a writer, speaker, and career development consultant.


Visit Author Page - C. Brooklyn Derr

Brooklyn Derr, Ed.D. is a management professor at the Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University, and a Visiting Professor at the Ecole de Management de Lyon, France.



Visit Author Page - Kathy Buckner

Kathy Buckner is VP of Consulting Services for BT.Novations.



Visit Author Page - Dawn Carlson

Dawn S. Carlson, Ph.D. is associate professor of management at the Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University.

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Table of Contents

  1. Losing Our Balance
  2. Juggling vs. Simplifying
  3. Alternating
  4. Techflexing
  5. Outsourcing
  6. Bundling
  7. Lessons from Other Cultures
  8. Rebalancing Our Lives

Appendix: Discussion Guides for Work/Life Balance Seminars

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Endorsements

"The practical tools and advice captured here can help readers reassess their situations and their choices. I plan to use this book both to coach managers in creating more options in work structure and design, and to work with individuals who are looking for their own ways to improve their balance."

-Kathy Spinelli, Divisional Vice President, Merchandising Human Resources, Kmart Corporation

"At last I realize that my meager attempts to balance a complex life are not hopeless. This is a useful and timely book for all who seek balance but cannot find it."

-Dave Ulrich, Professor of Business, University of Michigan

"We know professionals seek both hope and help in striking work-life balance, and this book contains extraordinary wisdom for them. But I'd advise every HR department and line manager to get to it first. This is a real eye-opener about how to attract and retain top talent. It is a message for corporate America."

-Jack Zenger, Vice Chairman, Provant

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