Some people add to the noise and some people reduce the noise.
I think this is one the most endearing attributes of the people we work with. In a noisy world with many dramas, near misses and stress, the people who can remove some or all of the noise are significantly valuable.
And the question we have to ask ourselves is, are we adding or subtracting from the noise?
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