Clearly the author has chosen to prioritize her business and that’s fine. What worries me is when senior executives talk about their schedules — Marissa Mayer’s schedule has been dissected, touted, and reviled — and then indicate they expect people lower down in the ranks should follow their lead.
If that’s the life a CEO wants to live — okay. No one is forcing that lifestyle on them. But as any leader scales their company, expecting their employees to do the same is problematic and unrealistic. I saw a narrow point of view in this nugget: “For some, that might require separating part of work from your life — but that shouldn’t be the norm for everyone.” In reality, I would rephrase that as “For some, removing the barrier between ‘work’ and ‘life’ is fine — but that isn’t the norm for everyone.”