The general tendency is to think of “dust” figuratively in reference to turmoil or difficulty.
The implication of this phrase is key to how leaders impact the lives of those within their sphere of influence. How?
After the dust settles…
…next-step decisions are made for moving forward with greater confidence,
…the learning curve on accomplishments and challenges comes into focus,
…resolutions are more quickly reached because turmoil has passed, and
…opportunities to adjust course direction are made more easily.
The main thought here directs our attention toward allowing the dust to settle before making rash decisions that impact the lives of everyone around.