I don’t mind being a fly on the wall, listening with only one ear, on things I don’t care about much.
On the other hand, if I’m invested in an issue, I have a hard time biting my tongue …
Lead, follow, get out of the way – these are always options.
Knowing which we want and what we know is a good thing that matters even more, but that doesn’t mean anyone else wants to know it – no matter how badly they need to hear it, or how bursting we are with enthusiasm to share our brilliance with the world, or the group, or one person.
This, a theme, if you will.
I’ve seen this play out many times from both sides of this equation, and I’m not without some strong feelings about it.
No wondering why.
We can join any discussion, get in on the debate, and be team players – or we can try to lead the team.