Set ground rules: Before you go on vacation, set ground rules with the staff or your team about contact. Your objective is to get a break from your work, and that cannot happen if your BlackBerry or iPhone is continually buzzing. Let your staff know that you do not want to be disturbed during your vacation, but if an emergency occurs, you can be reached later in the evening or at night. Also, clarify for the staff what constitutes an emergency. Not everything is an emergency, and the staff needs to understand that.
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