Exploring Leadership in the News with Steven Pearlstein and Raju Narisetti
The Vacation Conundrum
Everyone understands leaders should make time to recharge, yet there are also expectations these days that they remain available, informed and plugged in while on vacation. How should they strike that balance?
Posted by Ben Bradlee and Steve Pearlstein on August 10, 2009 11:02 AM
G.K Chesterton wrote there are three ways to enjoy leisure: "The first is being allowed to do something. The second is being allowed to do anything and the third (and perhaps most rare and precious) is being allowed to do nothing."
Posted by Joanne B. Ciulla, on August 13, 2009 12:23 PM
It is an act of leadership for someone with significant responsibilities to "take care of yourself" rather than sacrifice your body for the cause. Unfortunately, as I pack my laptop for vacation, this is a case of "Do as I say...."
Posted by Marty Linsky, on August 13, 2009 8:53 AM
The only way to escape the rush of current events and to give potential successors an opportunity to fly solo in the top seat is to get away and let the leaders on the next level down run the outfit for a time.
Posted by Gen. Monty Meigs (Ret.), on August 10, 2009 11:31 AM