Leadership by Geoff Colvin

Power Point: Think of your career in phases

August 14, 2008: 5:43 PM ET

"Don't think of your career as being about balance within each phase, but across phases. When you think about having it all worked out within one phase, it gets very stressful. You look for that day of perfect balance, and it just never exists. I say, think of your career in phases. And be patient, because you never know what phase is coming."

-- Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, President, Asia Pacific and Latin America Operations at Google (GOOG), said this at the Fortune Most Powerful Women dinner in San Francisco in July. The dinner featured a panel of rising stars including Singh Cassidy, lululemon athletica (LULU) CEO Christine Day, and Stephanie Tilenius, senior vice president and general manager, eBay North America (EBAY).

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