How to Excel at Your Job and Be Home for Dinner

A former Goldman Sachs executive shares her tips for balancing professional work with your personal life during a recession

When I was a new manager at Goldman Sachs, an executive coach told me: "If you can't get your job done in 10 hours a day, there's something wrong with you—or there's something wrong with your job." I laughed. In my 16 years in finance, I found it hard not admire the 24/7 ethic and even harder to imagine that top results could be produced without it.

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