Work-Life Accountability

2013 The Nines Conference


In this 2-minute session from the 2013 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, Nicola James talks with Baroness Elizabeth Berridge about her work and how she maintains a healthy work-life balance. Nicola James owns and runs Nicola James & Co, an event and project management company in Sheffield, England. She is the former European Community Director for Leadership Network. Elizabeth Berridge is the Baroness of the Vale of Catmose and a politician in the House of Lords in England.  


Which of Elizabeth’s points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you?
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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It can be hard for ministry leaders to balance both work and life. Elizabeth shared that she has an accountability group who has access to her calendar and finances to ensure she maintains a healthy balance. Consider how well you are balancing work and life and if there is anyone else you could draw in to hold you accountable. 


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