Setting Boundaries

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3 red flags leaders should look out for

Spotting these red flags in your behavior could save your company from becoming a toxic place to work.


California may become the latest place to ban round-the-clock work emails. Golden State lawmakers are considering a law that would give employees the right to ignore work communications after hours. If the law passes, California would join France, Australia, Canada, Italy, Belgium, and the Philippines in protecting professionals’ right to disconnect. 

For business owners, one of the takeaways of this growing trend is that many leaders are failing to protect their employees’ best interests—so much so that governments are intervening. As a business owner myself, I understand the pressure of today’s cutthroat economy. But as it turns out, certain “red flag” behaviors, like requiring constant connection, are a disservice to your employees and your organization. 

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