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Leadership and Business Roadmap – December 2023

December 10, 2023 | by Amy Cantin - Manager, Content Development

“Always take some of the play, fun, freedom, and wonder of the weekend into your week and your work.”

Rasheed Ogunlaru, Life Coach

WELCOME TO December!

As we approach the end of this calendar year, many people (myself included!) are racing against the figurative and literal clock to get everything done — work projects, preparing for the upcoming holidays, family obligations, personal commitments, self-care, and maintaining our sanity along the way. This time of year always reminds me to take a step back and find some balance between what I need to do and what I want to do. Are they aligned?

In today's fast-paced world where the lines between work and personal life often blur, finding the perfect harmony between our professional obligations and personal well-being has become an elusive quest for many. The notion of work-life balance is not a one-size-fits-all concept; rather, it is a delicate dance that requires each person to find their own rhythm. Balancing our personal and professional lives is essential for maintaining our mental and physical health, relationships, and overall well-being. However, achieving this balance is a challenge, as everyone has unique needs and priorities. The key is to understand what matters most to us and find a balance that allows us to be productive and happy.

Determining what matters most to us and striking a balance between productivity and happiness requires some self-reflection, prioritizing, and conscious decision-making. It requires acknowledging that not every task or commitment holds equal importance. Finding that balance also involves recognizing when to say no (this is especially hard for me!), setting realistic expectations, and embracing imperfection — yes, really. Ultimately, the key to achieving that balance lies in adapting to changing circumstances, and understanding that productivity and happiness are not mutually exclusive but harmony between work and life can be obtained by practicing self-awareness and being kind to ourselves.

So this month, let's embrace the idea of creating our own work-life harmony and redefining success on our own terms! And be sure to check out this month's OFF THE SHELF bookshelf on Work and Life Balance for more ideas!

As you explore our library of leadership and business courses, books, audiobooks, summaries, and book club selections I encourage you to consider how you can leverage them in your learning solutions.


Our commitment to providing valuable resources for business professionals never stops. Every month, we're thrilled to unveil fresh courses that focus on popular business skills.

Check out these new Business course releases on Percipio:

  • Transforming Talent Management
  • Career Development Programs and Succession Planning
  • Unlocking the Power of Upward Delegation
  • The Art and Science of Behavioral Interviewing
  • Leading for Results
  • Amplifying Your Executive Presence as a Leader
  • Developing People
  • Hiring for Diversity
  • Coping in a Toxic Workplace

And these new course releases in our Skillsoft Leadership Development Program, powered by MIT Sloan Management Review:

  • Delegating to Amplify Your Reach
  • Leading through Shared Vision

Finally, be sure to explore these learning plans for Skillsoft Leadership Development Program, powered by MIT Sloan Management Review.

Monthly Middle Monday Mindful Meditation

December 18th at 12PM

Have you had a chance to experience our Monthly Middle Monday Mindful Meditation (MMMMM) sessions? They’re a great way to break up your day, clear your mind, and return to work feeling refreshed and refocused.

Join us for a 30-minute session of mindfulness and meditation with Florian Brody, an expert Zen practitioner. Through this session, you'll learn about the significance of mindful meditation and its potential benefits for stress management and self-awareness. After the discussion, Brody will lead a guided meditation and conclude with a Q&A session to answer any queries you may have.

The next session is on December 18th at 12 PM, so make sure to mark your calendar and secure your spot for this enlightening experience.



We've curated an incredible lineup of captivating topics this month that are sure to leave you inspired. Get ready to be immersed in fascinating discussions that are both thought-provoking and relevant to your interests.

Get ready to elevate your leadership skills to new heights! If you missed this live Leadercamp, you can still watch the on-demand replay today on Percipio!



Having a work-life balance allows individuals to prioritize and allocate time for both work and personal life in a way that reduces stress and prevents burnout. This month, OFF THE SHELF is featuring a bookshelf of resources to help you achieve a balance between work and life so you can thrive both professionally and personally.

Visit OFF THE SHELF today to leverage the discussion questions for this bookshelf.

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