Kathryn pushed forward. "Listen. We aren't going to solve this one right here. It's a process, and we don't need to get bogged down contemplating our navels for more than a few minutes. Let's just stick to our plan of building a team, and then the prospect of putting this one first might not seem so daunting."
The group seemed ready to shake off their funk, so Kathryn asked a simple question to get things going. "How are we doing?"
Jeff spoke first. "I think we can't deny what has happened since last off-site. I mean, if you would have told me that JR would quit and that we would already have someone like Nick in his place, I would have accused you of engineering the whole thing from the beginning."
Nick agreed. "Well, I never ...