I was asked to observe a leadership team to give them some feedback on their interactions as a team. Throughout the meeting, people kept checking their phones for emails and texts. This happens every day in meetings in organizations around the world, so this team is not behaving in a way that is out of the ordinary. Toward the end of the meeting, the leader of the team said, “Okay Greg. How’d we do?” Here is my response: “Some of you are too young to remember this. At the presidential debate in 1992 President (GHW) Bush glanced at his watch.