We have spoken a great deal on this forum about productivity. Certainly, it is a critical quality for success. Leadership, however, often demands that priorities are shifted.
I’ve (re)learned this lesson a few times lately. At the end of the day, people trump productivity. There will always be moments when you have the choice between serving people and serving tasks. And the choice should be automatic.
In the Gospels, Jesus always takes time for people. There’s a book whose very title captures this idea. Playing off the fact that Jesus walked everywhere he went, the book is called The Three Mile An Hour God.
If God sees fit to “interrupt” our schedules with people, who are we to cast them aside in order to serve the god of productivity?