A senior leader was sharing recently about a challenging interaction with a colleague.
“I was about to ask him a question, but I could tell from his face that now wasn’t the time,” he said, laughing. “I know this guy well enough to know that asking a question wasn’t going to help anything. It was just going to cause an explosion.”
If one of you is too busy, too distracted, too amped up to do it, it may be better to wait.