CEOs Can’t Unplug on Vacation

Corporate bosses may say they're taking a vacation, but who are they kidding?

A new report in The Wall Street Journal this week highlights how corporate CEOs are increasingly unwilling to unplug from the job while on vacation.

A survey from executive recruitment firm Korn/Ferry included in the report showed that just 3 percent of 250 executives across industries said they were completely willing to cut themselves off during vacation.

Look no further than the biggest boss of all, President Barack Obama, who during his family's two-week vacation to Martha's Vineyard took two days to return to the White House to deal with the escalating situation in Iraq.

World leaders aside, the Journal article highlights just how invested corporate chief executives are in their jobs, unwilling to stand down or let underlings handle top-job duties for a short period of time.

Some bosses aren't even willing to take a vacation at all. According to the Korn/Ferry survey, 84 percent of executives said they have canceled trips because of work.

What do you think? Should CEOs be pushed to unplug while on vacation? Or is this a good thing?