Managing For Dummies, 3rd Edition
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To ensure your long-term success as a manager, you want to understand how to effectively balance your life at work with your life at home. Maintaining this balance is an ongoing task; here are some of the best ways of doing it:

  • Don’t let your job consume you. Get away from your office or desk for a little downtime during the day. Even walking around the building for a few minutes can give you perspective.

  • Spend more time with friends and family.

  • Banish the working vacation from your life.

  • Engage in a regular exercise routine.

  • Accept what you can’t change and move on to things you can do something about.

  • Take a couple minutes each day to sit back, close your eyes, take some deep breaths, and relax.

  • Get to know your employees on a personal level.

  • Keep a lid on your anger by remembering that everyone makes mistakes from time to time. Figure out what you can do to try to help your employees prevent the same thing from occurring again.

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Bob Nelson, PhD, is the founder and President of Nelson Motivation, Inc., a management training and consulting firm based in San Diego, California. He is the author of the multi-million copy best-selling book 1001 Ways to Reward Employees and (with Peter Economy) The Management Bible.

Peter Economy is the Associate Editor for Leader to Leader and is the bestselling author of more than 50 books.

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