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If you’re already in a position where you’re managing employees, delegating tasks and making sure projects get done on time, you’re doing just fine in your career. However, that doesn’t mean you don’t want get better, and that doesn’t mean that you don’t want to move up the ladder even further, right?

Maintaining success on the job isn’t always easy though, especially when you feel like you barely have enough hours in the day to do what you need to do. Getting work done on time is important, but one essential principle of maintaining success on the job might surprise you: taking care of yourself.

Use this guide to learn how to properly take care of yourself so you can be a better leader and climb higher in your career.

Get Some Rest

Quality sleep is so important for busy people who need to focus on tasks at work. However, that sleep can often be hard to come by when you’ve got deadlines staring you in the face.

Sometimes though, getting enough sleep will make you more productive, and it all balances out. Taking time for things you enjoy, like your hobbies, can also make you more efficient at work.

Eat Right

Yes, eating well is obviously something that you should be doing. When you’re busy though, it can be easy to grab a burger or throw something in the microwave at work instead of treating yourself to a decent meal.

Unfortunately, eating poorly can cause you to be tired, overweight and even sick. You won’t be a good leader to your employees if you can’t concentrate during meetings or even make it into work.


Who has time for exercise? You should. If you don’t make some time – even 30 minutes every other day – you’re going to pay for it.

Even if it sounds difficult now, exercise will boost your energy levels and your immune system. You may even be able to concentrate better when you’re working on a deadline.

Contact us to learn more about maintaining success on the job and ways you can get ahead in business.

Don Jacobson
Don Jacobson
Don Jacobson was born and raised in New York City, and graduated with a B.A. degree in Management from the City University of New York. For 10 years, Don managed Operations and Supply Chain departments for consumer products companies. He then turned his attention to supply chain recruiting and for the past 27 years, has specialized in recruiting and placing supply chain executives throughout North America. Don is certified by the National Association of Personnel Consultants. He was a Partner at Hunt Ltd., and more recently was the Founder and Managing Partner of LogiPros LLC, a logistics recruiting firm. Don is a regular contributor of topical human resource articles for DC Velocity magazine, the CSCMP Supply Chain Comment, and The WERCSheet, published by the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC). He is Past President of the NY/NJ/CT chapter of WERC

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