Boundaries and the slippery slope

Always question your reality...

5 questions to ask yourself first

  1. Is this in my and my career's best interest
  2. Whose needs are being served by this decision
  3. How would I feel telling a colleague about this?
  4. How would this be viewed by others (a client's family, my employer, the newspaper?)
  5. Am I taking advantage of anyone here?

The responsibility for respecting boundaries lies with you as the professional.

Be honest with yourself

  1. If you are unsure if it is the right thing to do, ask others, or don't do it.
  2. Live without secrets
  3. Embrace vulnerability
  4. Keep at least one good friend to talk to