Whether it’s taking paternity leave, finding time to work out or making sure they get home in time for family dinner every night, leaders of prominent companies are setting examples by prioritizing themselves, their families and their health over spending long hours in the office.
Recently, after the birth of his second daughter in August, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed he would be taking advantage of the company’s generous paternity leave policy by checking out of the office for two months. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki makes sure that she gets home by 6 p.m. every night to have dinner with her five children.
Whether it’s taking time off for vacation or quality time to spend with their kids, leaders around the world are setting positive examples for striking the perfect balance between work and play.
Here are 10 ways leaders are setting the risk work-life balance examples.
1. Mark Zuckerberg takes two months of paternity leave.
Facebook’s been known for having awesome parental leave policies, including 17 weeks of paid time off for both mothers and fathers as well as a $4,000 gift of “baby cash” for new parents. The company’s co-founder even takes advantage of these sweet offerings. Before his first daughter, Max, was born, Zuck took two months off to be with his wife, Priscilla, and his newborn. More recently, back in August this year, Zuckerberg again shared that he would be taking more time off to be with Priscilla, Max and their new daughter, August.