As the Household CEO (whether you work outside the home or not), taking the lead from other successful business managers helps us all run our small businesses of home and family management. When I left my career on Wall Street and became a stay-at-home mom, I didn’t realize how useful those skills could be in managing a house, my kids and my growing community responsibilities. Now that I work outside the home, albeit for myself, the demands on my time are even more prevalent. I find that applying proven business skills to my world of multi-tasking is extremely effective for getting things done with limited stress and a lot of joy. What better compensation is that?