A slightly different twist of chance

By and large, the most effective leaders I know treat their subordinates with a humble respect that tacitly recognizes that the people they lead, given a slightly different twist of chance, time and circumstance, could just as well be their boss instead.

Why are we busy?

I have long been intrigued by the fact that I (like almost everyone else I know) habitually answer the question, ‘How are you doing?’ with almost robotic predictability: ‘Oh, you know, swamped — so busy these days!’