Time for Talk
Ecclesiastes says there is a time for every purpose under heaven. There’s
a time to talk--and I believe that this is it. This is clearly a time of
decision, of crisis.... Such moments, I believe, can be times of opportunity
as well as threat. In times of crisis things need to be talked about; ideas
need to be tested; minds need to be changed; thoughts need to be ventilated;
assumptions need to be challenged; decisions need to be made. In these
days we need to talk. What we don’t need is to shout, slam the door,
and walk out. Those who engage in such pullouts are short-circuiting the
process. There is a time to stay together and to talk--and this, I contend,
is precisely that time.
--from "Talking When Times Are Tough"
by Bob Hansel