Leaders, here’s a Truth Bomb for you:
If you don’t set your boundaries, other people are more than happy to set them for you.
I learned over the years to be clear about my boundaries, especially when it came to the blend of work and life.
It didn’t mean that I never allowed those boundaries to expand. When needed, I would.
But because I was clear about what the boundaries were, to begin with, the expansion didn’t establish an expectation–it was an exception.
I set them not with non-negotiable pronouncements, but through the way in which I worked while holding myself accountable for what I committed to.
More often than not, people respected those boundaries and rarely tried to set them for me.
So there’s your Truth Bomb, my friends.