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‘Opposite worlds’: This is the technique CEOs are using to avoid burnout and keep themselves productive
By Eleanor Pringle & Orianna Rosa Royle
It's easy to look at the bosses of some of the world's biggest brands and think they live and breathe their jobs. But that obsessive focus comes with a cost: a loss of the work/life balance so many career advisors tout as a necessity. And the higher employees climb the corporate ladder, the more vital the need can be to switch off.
That's why many c-suite executives are now turning to an 'opposite world'.
Nick Petrie, a New Zealand-based leadership researcher, defines the concept of the opposite world as "an activity or hobby which puts them into a state which is the direct opposite of the mindset they have at work (and recharges them)."
So what exactly are the globe's CEOs doing to blow off steam?