The chapter elaborates on how to deal with one of the major challenges facing organizations worldwide; Stress. The Break enacts a quantum approach to meet the challenges by proposing a combination of three different quantum storytelling technologies; protreptic mentoring, walking and material storytelling to enact fruitful breakings of patterns unbecoming. The claim being, that the hamster wheel of Work-life anno 2016 needs reconfiguration and the simple yet fruitful manner by which this is done is through acknowledging the benefits of bodies, spaces and artifacts – and the benefits of actually taking a break, discontinuing for a moment in order to continue better, wiser and more at ease. Both within and as part of the daily routines, and – now and then – outside these routines in the majesty of nature with time to explore and redirect the course of life in companionships with fellow man as provider and witness to your elaborations. It’s really that simple! The chapter concludes towards a set of Dogmas for future reference in addressing these challenges in this manner.
|Title of host publication||The Emerald Handbook of Quantum Storytelling Consulting|
|Editors||David M. Boje, Mabel Sanchez|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publisher||Emerald Group Publishing|
|Publication date||3 Dec 2018|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Dec 2018|
Strand, A. M. C. (2018). The Break: Work-life balance and leadership anno 2016 - Reconfiguring contemporary leadership through 2400 years old coaching concept of Protreptic, Walking and Material Storytelling. In D. M. Boje, & M. Sanchez (Eds.), The Emerald Handbook of Quantum Storytelling Consulting (pp. 35-50). Emerald Group Publishing.