One thing I learned from Mark Beeson: When it comes to spending time with people, you can have quantity time without quality time, but you can never have quality time without quantity. You can't predict nor program the most important quality conversations you will have with your spouse, your kid or a good friend. It's only by spending hours together that those times emerge, perhaps for only a few minutes.
This week, our leadership team has had hours together--some with an agenda, some around meals, and others just sitting around a fire at night sharing life. The week is now over--but I will long remember the quality conversations.