Remember that effective executive presence is not alluring charm or likeableness. Rather, it’s the product of temperament, competencies and skills.
What should managers do? Should they encourage employees to limit discussion to safe topics like movies, the weather and how much they hate potholes?
Distractions abound, and the good ideas the employer had hoped to engender through collaboration might never appear.
We use the word busy to describe how we are doing, we use it to measure our success at work, and we use it to describe our family lives.