Thinking Time

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I looked at the hour blocked on my calendar with relief. “Thinking time,” the calendar event said.

I left my phone and laptop in my office, and headed across Pioneer Square to my favorite coffee shop for a quiet, uninterrupted hour of, well, time to think.

“When do you take the time to slow down and just think?” I asked an executive coaching client. She’s brilliant, scattered, running a million miles an hour.

She looked at me like I was nuts, like I was teasing her. “I don’t know how I can possibly do that,” she told me. “I’m already working 60-hour weeks.”

“All the more reason to block an inviolate hour every week to step back and think about the bigger picture,” I told her…

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