Updated: Jan 5, 2019
I've started emailing my weekly priorities and fuck yeahs to my team each Monday. This week, I almost removed this one: "Caught myself feeling burned out on Monday, so took the afternoon off. This is huge progress for me."
But, this was the most important achievement on my list. Yes, we all need to take care of ourselves, but we also, as managers, need to normalize behaviors we want people to take.
Tell your team that you are late because of a school event. Tell them when you are taking an afternoon as a much-needed recharge. Tell them that you are offline during evening kid-time.
Be the manager you wish you had.