Did You Take a Summer Vacation?

I’m still in Sweden teaching Knowledge Team Leadership. This is a Image of conference center in Swedenpicture of the conference center in the country-side outside of Stockholm.

Three times in the last three days I’ve been asked in conversation whether I took a summer vacation this summer. Each questioner noticed that I maintained a fairly active presence on the web as THEY were taking five weeks vacation—totally unhooked from the office. For many of them this week is the first week back—straight into a professional development course. Tough re-entry .

It is routine for professionals here to take five weeks vacation every summer. The general understanding is that it is the responsible thing to do for mental, physical, and family/social health.

What do you think?

Posted in Responsibility on 08/07/2007 03:43 pm
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