Re: When the means justify the end
Great job of discussing one of my pet peeves: People who brag about their "busy-ness" without every showing results. In a world of metrics, it's important to work toward tangible and intangible goals. No matter our jobs, we have targets -- finish installing the latest software upgrade by Sunday at midnight, develop a mobile app for the sales department, close two new accounts by the end of the quarter, file two stories today... And those longer term, less tangible aims such as learn more about big data, become adept at another programming language, or expand into a new area of expertise. Sometimes, those second goals don't fit into the 'busy-ness' image. You may not even be sitting at your desk while you're brainstorming; you could be driving, walking, or sitting at a coffee shop. As a team member or leader, it's vital to recognize how people are made up, which goals they're working toward, how they function, and when they need to step away from the office in order to further that pursuit.