I feel more stressed ‘out of the loop’ than when I ‘check-in’ periodically during downtime. However, I think about the impact this has on those closest to me at work and at home; and the example this sets.
If I work when at home, I am not giving my family my full attention. If I check in during downtime, does this have a negative impact on colleagues who may feel I don’t trust them to ‘cope’ without me?
We hate to think we could be easily replaced, but resting, focussing on family, and trusting colleagues is important to effective leadership.