Chapter 16

Setting Reasonable Boundaries

Nobody’s life is ever all balanced. It’s a conscious decision to choose your priorities every day.

—Elisabeth Hasselbeck, co-host, The View

Allison is a wife and mother of two young boys. She’s worked hard to become a project manager and is proud of her accomplishments. She lives in Chicago, and her latest project involves teams in New York, San Francisco, and New Delhi. Because of the geography, communication is a challenge. Talking to any member of the team requires adjusting for time zones and means someone—usually her— is working outside their normal work hours. These demands are tough on her children and spouse, and she wants to ...

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