Work-life balance isn't simply giving away free food, or lots of vacation days. It's often about what skills an employee can develop and use to set boundaries.
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Your manager isn't lazy, but you need to get things moving! Take control over your career (and your life) by learning how to drive your manager to act.
If you're not careful, you'll find yourself working hard to achieve the goals of others. Think about your priorities, and decide if you're investing in the right places.
Being a good operator builds a wealth of skills. But there are a few tricky aspects you'll want to think about.
We blindly trust a lot at our companies. We trust that our metrics are telling us a truthful story. We trust that our processes are giving us the value we need. We trust that our assumptions are true. But we need our leaders to be skeptical of these unexamined beliefs.
Senior employees are in high demand to help out their teams. But that can lead to overwork. How can they balance everything?