Your private life doesn't get urgent, it gets too late

March 2, 2018

Some time ago a Leadership Team was discussing how easily they prioritized work over time with the family. A leader from the UK, Philip, offered that indeed he would no longer procrastinate and take his children to the London Zoo this very weekend!

 

I acknowledged him and the remark would have disappeared into oblivion had not another team member asked him: ‘By the way Philip, how old are your children?’

 

Philip took a few seconds, then went pale and said almost whispering: ‘16 and 18’. The room went awkwardly silent.

 

Philip straightened his tie and in the best tradition of British humor he added: ‘I suddenly realized they are going to take ME to the zoo in a couple of years.’

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