Even though the mere thought of giving up coffee and switching to tea makes me break out in a cold sweat, I really enjoyed Teresa Brazen’s The tea, leadership, loyalty axis. It’s a good reminder about the importance of being mindful and present:
These days, people who aren’t checking their phones, email, or doing some other kind of work in their head while in conversation with others really stand out. Have you noticed how good it feels to be around these anomalies? How often are your colleagues really giving you their undivided attention (and vice versa)? Make no mistake: inattention is noticed, no matter how sly we are at texting under the table.
It reminds me of this classic tweet from Scott Simpson:
My new standard of cool: when I’m hanging out with you, I never see your phone ever ever ever.— Scott Simpson (@scottsimpson) June 17, 2010
(link via @tarungangwani)