One of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs is telling women to slow down, switch off and rethink the meaning of success.
The traditional definition of success is often steeped in dollars and (we think) nonsense leading to burn out, exhaustion and not enough time with our friends and family. And in our 24/7 world, we are paying a steep price for our constant connectivity. Just last week, the head of Swisscom, Carsten Schloter, was found dead, in an apparent suicide, leaving behind three young children. In one of his last interviews, the head of the Swiss telecommunications giant ironically described himself as a victim of modern communication, always on the go, and finding it “increasingly difficult to unwind.”
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Arianna Huffington, the editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, says our increasingly stressed out selves need to rethink how we work and how we define success. This means expanding the meaning of success to take into account things like our health and well-being as well as our ability to give back. She’s just kicked off her global tour to encourage others to look beyond money and power — topics she certainly knows well.
And Huffington says we’ll only see the needed changes if women — yes, women — lead the way.
Read more on The Huffington Post.
Hear Adrianna Huffington’s interview on the BBC’s Women’s Hour.