In a rapidly changing environment, we are often torn between taking immediate action or waiting to offer a more considered response.
Confronted with a threat, dilemma or challenge, we can feel conflicted. What path will prove the most effective? When should we embark upon it? And, how will our choice make a positive difference in the long term?
Last week, Canadian President Justin Trudeau took a full 20 seconds to respond to a press question about Donald Trump’s threat to use the military in response to protests over the police killing of George Floyd.
The silence, albeit brief, felt significant, as he gathered his thoughts to reply in a measured way. Whilst he might have had in the past his own steep learning curve regarding racism, he was correct in his observation that now is the ‘time to pull people together’.