I’ve taken the week off between Xmas and New Years to recharge, hang out with my kids, etc. But I’m also checking in with work and getting things done here and there. The only way this works is that it’s my choice. As a leader, I have to be clear with folks about expectations, and be mindful that my actions constitute an example that my folks will look to and emulate. When I choose to also spend some time working during a vacation I make it very clear the reasons I’m doing so, and if I expect anyone else to. (In general: no, be on vacation, if there’s an emergency you’ll know.)
That’s the goal anyway. Hoping I’m hitting that mark with my team in reality.