Interview with Dylan Hansen, Senior Director of Engineering Enablement and Engagement at Salesforce. He talks about leadership and work-life balance, telling stories and tips about improving it in your own life, and supporting your team in achieving a better work-life awareness as well.
The process of improving work-life balance in leadership
Strategies for a healthy work-life balance in leadership
Using a sabbatical to improve work-life balance
Work-life balance tips for new managers
Spotting the signs of burnout in a remote environment
Helping your team improve work-life balance
Asking your team to sacrifice from work-life balance
Action plan for employees failing to hit deadlines
Excerpt from the interview:
"When I came back from my sabbatical, I decided to set guardrails around my work time, and I wouldn’t check any work email before 7:00 AM or after 5:30 PM. When I was done, I shut down my laptop and picked it up the next day.
This started making me anxious when at 5:00 PM, I found myself with more to do and in the flow, so I knew I could get it all done by 6:00 PM. That goes 30 minutes beyond my pre-set stopping time. These situations made me go through a lot of mental gymnastics.
As I examined the situation, I realized that boundaries are great, but you have to be able to flex them to fit in an extra 30 minutes when necessary. You have to be able to make yourself available for irregular events on both sides of the work-life balance."