My boss is a workaholic and I'm concerned that he's heading for an early grave. We're a small team, and we all get on well, but if we lose him, the whole business will suffer. What should we do?
There's not a lot you can do in the short term, it's probably in his DNA. What the rest of the team have got to do is to alleviate as much as possible and go the extra mile for the business and demonstrate you are more than capable.
Ashwin Mistry OBE, Brokerbility, Enderby
He needs an assertive mentor to clarify his role in the business and how he needs to finish his work on time to manage his work/life balance, particularly the importance of family, friends, holidays, leisure and, critically, his own health.
Jaffer Kapasi, Kapasi & Co, Oadby
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You can offer to do more to help, but ultimately it is your boss's life. If he wants to work really hard, that is up to him.
Phil Atherton, Precept Optimum Performance, Quorn
Just support him as much as you can.
His approach to work is no bad thing and he will be fine with the right people around him.
Julian Middleton, Freeth Cartwright, Leicester
There are many small companies which have been successful due to the sheer workaholic nature of bosses who flourish even in a tough economic climate.
The workers should not be worried in the short-term if the company is successful, but it should be discussed with the boss to ease his burden in the long-term.
Rishi Chandarana, BPC Chandarana & Co, Leicester
Get together with colleagues and work out which elements of your boss's workload you could handle and then sit down and put a proposal to him whereby he can delegate with confidence.
Nigel Toplis, Recognition Express, Bardon
Perhaps suggest you'd like to take on more responsibility and identify with him what can be handed over on a regular basis or any adhoc projects that are coming up and need managing.
Adam Flowers, Flowers Associates, Rothley