Maintaining a work-life balance can be difficult for any CEO. However, it is essential for their overall success, happiness, and well-being, as well as that of the employees they lead. By focusing on balance, leaders positively influence their employees and encourage them to put themselves first.
On Valentine's Day, we recognize a leader who demonstrated love for herself and her family. Despite her demanding schedule and long hours at work, Indra Nooyi, former CEO of PepsiCo., always found time for her family, especially on special occasions like Valentine's Day.
In a heartfelt note to her husband for Valentine's Day 2022, she emphasized the importance of taking breaks, relaxing, and connecting with loved ones. She said, "...because it was a day of celebrating love, on this day, her husband topped her priority list. The truth is, there is no such thing as balancing work and family. It is a constant juggling act. And many times, it's the people around us – like our life partners – who make this juggling act possible."
Today marks a day to celebrate the power and significance of love. As leaders, it's essential to take a moment to reflect on the important relationships in our lives and acknowledge their impact. We encourage you to set aside some time to recharge and engage with those who hold a special place in your heart—wishing you a meaningful and joyful Valentine's Day.