Archive for vacation SmartBlogs
The end of summer and the return to school. The end of wearing white. Football begins, while baseball enters the stretch run. All of these things are part of Labor Day, but none of them should be the (sole) focus for leaders and managers this weekend.
Instead, I suggest two things. First, take some time for yourself for rest, relaxation, friends and family.[…] Continue Reading »
Last month, I did something I’ve never done before. I spent two weeks 100% disconnected from my work. No cell phone, computer, e-mail or iPhone.
This was a difficult decision to make. I might miss a potential executive coaching client, speaking opportunity or interview with the media. I was hesitant to completely unplug, disconnect and disengage from work.[…] Continue Reading »
Last week, we asked: When your team members are on vacation, how good are you about respecting their time off?
- I don’t contact them unless there’s an emergency: 88.36%
- I contact them when I need important things from them: 9.28%
- I contact them pretty frequently and leave it to them as to when they respond: 1.55%
- I contact them constantly and expect timely responses: 0.81%
Gone fishin’.[…] Continue Reading »
Last week, we asked: Do you suspect any of your employees of faking sickness on nice summer days?
- Yes, sometimes: 44.09%
- No: 37.63%
- Yes, frequently: 18.28%
Let’s face it: We are all tempted by beautiful weather.[…] Continue Reading »