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Hobbies & Leisure

Knowledge Building:

Leisure- is defined as free time or the time that a person spends away from work, obligations, or other responsibilities.

Hobby- is defined as an activity that a person engages in for pleasure, relaxation, or personal fulfillment during their leisure time. Hobbies are often pursued for enjoyment and personal satisfaction rather than for financial gain or professional advancement. They can encompass a wide range of interests and activities, such as gardening, painting, playing musical instruments, crafting, sports, reading, cooking, or photography. Hobbies can provide opportunities for creativity, skill development, social interaction, stress relief, and overall enjoyment, contributing positively to a person’s well-being and quality of life.

In today’s dynamic work environment, it’s crucial for leaders to foster strong connections with their team members while respecting professional boundaries.  Here are 3 key strategies to leverage:

Strategy 1: Active Listening and Observation

Start by actively listening to your team members during one-on-one meetings and group discussions. Pay attention to subtle cues about their interests and preferences. Notice if they share stories about their personal lives or hobbies. Additionally, observe their workspace for clues about what matters to them. By tuning in to these cues, you can gain valuable insights into what motivates and inspires your team.

Strategy 2: Respect Personal Boundaries

It’s essential to respect each employee’s comfort level when it comes to sharing personal information. Some may be open to discussing their lives outside of work, while others may prefer privacy. As a leader, it’s important to honor these boundaries and refrain from prying or pressuring employees to disclose more than they’re comfortable with.

Strategy 3: Foster Trust and Understanding

Build trust with your team by demonstrating empathy, integrity, and authenticity. Show genuine interest in their well-being and create a supportive environment where they feel valued and respected. By fostering trust and understanding, you can strengthen relationships and create a culture of openness and collaboration within your team.


Set a timer and reflect on your answers to these questions:


Rate your current ability to navigate professional boundaries with respect to leisure time, hobbies, and personal relationships 1-5 (5 highest).