By two o'clock, everyone was seated around the table in the main conference room waiting for the staff meeting to begin—everyone, that is, except Nick and JR. Kathryn checked her watch and decided to get started. "Okay, today we'll do a quick review of what everyone is working on, and then spend most of our time laying the groundwork for the eighteen deals we need to close."
Jeff was about to ask Kathryn where Nick and JR were when Nick walked in the room.
"Sorry I'm late." There were two empty seats at the table—one next to Kathryn and the other at the opposite end. He chose the one away from the CEO.
Given what had happened earlier in the day, Kathryn was not about to scold Nick for being late. The rest of the team seemed ...