Excerpt from “Consider” (Pg. 57)

When we enter a room and allow ourselves to be distracted by the supposed immediacy of another call, email, or interruption, we are in effect devaluating the possibilities that can only come from reflection.

Excerpt from “Consider” (Pg. 51)

[General Petraeus] said that “he forces bursts of reflection into his day, where he pauses to read, think, and then moves to the next iteration—recognizing that thoughtful insights are not born through real-time analysis.”

Excerpt from “Consider” (Pg. 31)

What reflection and think time offer are specific and deliberate behaviors that allow for meaning to emerge from the vast supply of data that swirls around us.

Excerpt from “Consider” (Pg. 6)

When overworked people declare that they “just don’t have time to think,” leaders have a choice: They can settle for the status quo and declare that it’s the way the world works today, or they can insist that reflection is a strategic business enabler.