There are days for relationships, and there are days for tasks.
It is nearly impossible to from day to day to try to do both at the same time all of the time. For each requires different skills and focus of being.
Now in some instances, the tasks are people, but for a lot of us, there are the nitty-gritty that must be attended to, and where primary conversations need to be held back in the interim.
How are the people around you. Do they get this, or do they fight this. Are you expected to be on deck 24/7 to their thoughts and wishes, or do they get it that there are things to get done ‘at this time’.
It never hurts to take stock of where we and our people are at. For moving forward in business means moving forward in greater understanding of how that plays out in those closest to us.