At this time of year, leaders wish each other a Happy Christmas, but how many take a proper holiday break?
In our hyper connected world, with at times still a ‘macho’ leadership culture, it’s easy to be tempted to still work.
Do you really relax with your family or friends, or are you checking emails or fitting in more paperwork?
Although it does sometimes feel like organisations reward those who appear to work long hours & prioritise work over other commitments, in the long run burnout does not win.
So, as the final full post of 2016, let me offer some reflections as to why I will be taking a complete break over Christmas & New Year. What are the benefits of taking a complete break this Christmas? (more…)