This week, I was engaged in one of those heavy duty conversations as I walked down the hallway at the office. The CFO and I were deep in thought over a project that we shared…and I was honestly pretty oblivious to everyone around us.
Well, at least that was true until we were interrupted by a young member of our staff. “Hey…can we get together and talk sometime?” he asked the CFO. Boom. End of conversation. We lost our train of thought. We were derailed.
Do you do that? Do you step into the middle of other people’s conversations and take over for your own agenda? Situations like:
- Walking up and joining a hallway conversation where you weren’t invited
- Walking into an office where a meeting is in progress and starting your own conversation
- Walking into a conference room where people are preparing to meet and delaying the meeting with your agenda
Please…catch yourself next time and wait your turn.
Thanks for listening.
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