Jenni Flinders, Vice President, U.S. Partner Group, Microsoft
Balancing personal and professional life is dependent on how you choose to make non-negotiables at work. I have always communicated openly, not only to my manager, but also to my directs and peers as to what my non-negotiables are for my kids' school and games schedules. Sending email to your team late at night or on weekends does not show that you value work/life balance. I treat my team the way I would like to be treated. I de-stress with a regular gym schedule, and I enjoy time with my daughters.