This really hit home. I just sent my team a note that I would be on vacation for a week, but that they could reach me on my mobile if needed. Although I wanted them to know that I could be reached I wonder what messages I am inadvertently sending them.

That I don't trust them? That certainly isn't the case. That they can't disengage during their vacation? That also isn't the case either. I want them to take every vacation day and to fully enjoy their time away with family and friends. 

I know that I do feel guilty about piling things on others while I am out, but if we equally share the burden don't we all win? I want to have an engaged, productive team. I also need to model that behavior so I am engaged and productive as well.