Episode 26: Are Vacations from Work More Important than Ever?

Episode 26: Are Vacations from Work More Important than Ever?

With the pandemic raging and organizations in flux, is this any time to think about a vacation? In North America in particular, we  have a mindset that taking vacations is a little bit lax and with the pandemic and its stresses that mindset is going into high gear. On top of that too, we can’t really travel right now, so it seems like the right thing to do to put off vacations. But is it the right thing? We don’t really need elaborate studies to tell us that working flat out is probably not the best way to get productivity higher. So what is the solution to that? That’s the subject of our discussion today, with our guest coming down firmly on the side of taking time away from work, whatever the state of the world.


Rebecca Zucker

Partner, Next Step Partners

As an expert in executive coaching and career development, Rebecca has coached leaders across the globe, from high-potential managers to C-level executives. Rebecca’s clients include Amazon, Clorox, DocuSign, Dropbox, Expedia, First Republic Bank, Genentech, Google, The Irvine Foundation, Norwest Venture Partners, Nielsen, Morrison Foerster, The Skoll Foundation and Stanford’s Distinguished Careers Institute, among other organizations. She is a contributor to Harvard Business Review and Forbes.com.

Rebecca graduated as valedictorian from Stern School of Business at NYU and received her MBA from Stanford. She then worked for Goldman Sachs in New York and at Disney EMEA in Paris and Robertson Stephens. She received her coaching certification from the CTI and from Minds at Work.


Rebecca’s twitter handle: @rszucker

Rebecca’s favorite leadership development resources at https://nextsteppartners.com/list/

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