A Crucial Journey to Meaningful Work-Life Balance

Manuel Guillen

Manuel Guillen

WHEN: Thursday, May 9 at 7:30AM


COST: $10, Continental Breakfast

Most men at some point in their career wrestle with the challenge of balancing work with family life. This challenge is intensified during times of transition or opportunity – a new role in an organization, a promotion with greater responsibility leading to higher compensation, a move to a new city, etc. Others have to reconsider the hours they spend at work as their family grows and more help might be needed at home. Is there a right answer? No, but there is an effective framework through which these questions should be examined. To arrive at the best possible balance for you and your family requires a thorough understanding of your motivations. What is truly driving you? To examine these motivations Manuel Guillen will present an original ‘map of human motivations’, a framework that debunks all the myths of traditional models (self-interested, amoral and non-spiritual). Then he will describe how to use this ‘map’ in a practical way to help us taking the crucial journey to meaningful work-life balance.


Manuel Guillén, PhD is Associate Professor of Management, Organizational Behavior and Professional Ethics at the University of Valencia (UV), Spain, and specializes in the area of leadership and trust in organizations. He is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Ethics in Communication and in Organizations (IECO), and Director of the IECO-UV Chair of Business Ethics. For eight years, he has been the General Secretary of the Spanish branch of the European Business Ethics Network (EBEN-Spain). He is currently the University of Valencia Representative at RCC-Harvard University, where he expends six months every year as a visiting scholar.