Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Necessity for Absence

There are times when the best thing to do is to be absent. Among those times are when:

  1. You need time to think;

  2. Your presence may be viewed as an endorsement of questionable activities over which you have little or no control;

  3. Your presence, due to your rank, will drain joy from what should be a happy occasion;

  4. You want to avoid making a commitment;

  5. The group is becoming overly dependent on your guidance;

  6. You have nothing constructive to contribute; and

  7. Your inner alarm system is saying, "Stay away."


Gary said...

I agree 100% with number 1. I actually wrote a post along a similar vein last week.

Thinking is Hard, Let's go Shopping

Michael Wade said...


Thanks! I'll check that out.


P.S. Like the title.