Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Not today please

This was one of those work days where I was very easily distracted. A small, petty but lingering comment from a coworker unhappy with a decision I made last week lingered the entire day. I think I spent five minutes staring ahead after a conference call with a weird undercurrent. Just a few minutes of silence to feel a wave of uneasiness in the room, letting it pass like an unpleasant cloud, and then I went on with the day.

Sometimes, if I can make bad attitudes feel tangible like that by taking a few minutes just to acknowdge that they are in the room calms the attitude -- especially when it's my own.


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