How do you respond to opportunities?
Do you always say yes regardless of whether you or your team have the time, energy or resources to complete it?
What if you could step back and assess whether this was the right opportunity (and what would make it so) for your team first?
As a leader, what do you see as your responsibility for assessing and protecting the capacity of your team, particularly when people more senior than you come calling?
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