New Managers–Don’t Let The Job Steal Your Life

Blanchard LeaderChat

bigstock-A-face-with-a-stressed-overwo-46760572Perhaps it came on like a stampede of wild horses.  Look out! Or maybe it crept up steadily over time like the warm water and the frog that stayed in it.  Not a nice ending for the frog.

Once the responsibilities and difficulties of a new management role emerge fully, some find themselves in a dilemma.   Maybe you.   Maybe me.   Maybe the new supervisor next door.

It starts out simple enough.  You work through lunch to prepare for an important meeting. Then you accept meetings over your lunch period. Then, after a day of meetings, you stay after hours to answer waiting email. Unchecked, you attempt to get a jump on the week by working on Sundays.  Just a couple of hours.  Just a slice of time – a slice of life – every lunch, every evening, every weekend.

Before you know it, you perceive new expectations from others about…

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