Setting limits at work

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Setting limits at work

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It's really important to set boundaries at the office. There are two ways to do that. One is through conversation and one is through your actions. The conversation can happen when you take a job. But if not, you can go to your boss or your colleagues and really say to them what you cannot do; set your boundaries. And what you can also let them know is what you can do when you are able to work overtime sometimes and what you would need to be able to do that. The second part is in your actions. Once you've set your boundaries, stick to them. Don't hedge back and forth because people will be unclear about exactly what your boundaries are. Chances are, you will get tested, especially in the beginning. Set those boundaries and stick to them with grace and you will get your family time.

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Jamee Tenzer, PCC

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In 2002, Jamee Tenzer founded CMQ Coaching, a private practice with a focus on working mothers and female executives. She works with her clients to integrate their professional and personal lives in order to make their vision real in the workplace without giving up the experience they want at home.  She is also a trainer, mentor, author and small business coach. Her writing has been published in magazines, she is a contributor to numerous websites, writes a monthly newsletter “Coach Me Quick!” and manages “Executive Moms” on LinkedIn. In 2006, she co-authored, 101 Great Ways To Improve Your Life, and in April of 2012 she published her first Coach Me Quick!; Balance Your Work and Family Life with Less Stress and More Fun.

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