If you want to be as isolated as possible and never notice anything in life ever again, there are just two things you need to do all the time:
- Stare down at your phone
- Keep your headphones in
That's it. If you do both of these as much as possible, you'll be sure to miss out on the sights and sounds of life happening all around you.
But here's what worse when you do the above all the time: no one shows or tells you anything, either.
If someone's mental picture of you is that you're staring at a screen or unable to hear what they want to say, they'll stay away. And the worst way you want to be perceived as a leader is as unapproachable.
Eyes up, headphones out, can't lose.