In the coming weeks before the launch of my next book, “No Cape Needed: The Simplest, Smartest, Fastest Steps to Improve How You Communicate by Leaps and Bounds,” we will publish a few leadership advice pieces that are featured throughout the book. These posts offer the best advice industry leaders have received in their careers and are a must-read for those wanting to elevate their own performance at work.
Define what work-life balance means to you by setting clear and reasonable expectations (and live them).
When you work in a non-profit, it’s easy to lose your perspective on work-life balance because you’re so driven and motivated by the cause you’re promoting through your organization. Leaders in non-profits, in particular, run the risk of overworking themselves, mistakenly believing that anything short of a 60 to 80 hour work week demonstrates a lack of dedication to the mission at hand.