As a lawyer, it's axiomatic that your time is your most valuable asset—one that is non-renewable. You can't afford to get sucked into rabbit holes of distraction. Accordingly, we all must strike the right balance between consumption and creation. There's room for the former, but one's time and energy must be biased toward action. It's through action that we gain experience and wisdom.
"It's clear that today's associates would see stealth layoffs as management failing to take responsibility, being dishonest and lacking compassion. They'd exact a heavy toll on relationships with partners and leaders, and thus on motivation and ultimately firm productivity and vitality," Hugh A. Simons writes.