Recently I overheard the story of a man who’d been flying in the US. As the plane he was on neared the runway the pilot quickly picked up speed and returned to a higher altitude unexpectedly. This man looked at his watch and noticed they’d have arrived rather early had they landed at that time but – like everyone else on the plane – had no confirmed idea as to why they didn’t land.
No word from the pilot. Tension rose as twenty minutes passed. One man began sweating profusely and had a panic attack. A woman in the back of the plane had a stroke.
The man said that the pilot finally came over the intercom and said that they’d been told to circle the airport for awhile until their scheduled arrival time. Too little, too late.
Are you leaving anything unsaid that those you’re leading need to hear from you?