How many times have you seen it - a test of wills between employees, managers, even executives? Someone is going to "win" if it kills them. God forbid we show any sign of weakness! We will lose credibility...our people will not believe in us...we have to be right, don't we? For competitive people like me, this is a challenge every day.
What if there was another option? What if we could honestly take a more strategic view, and realize that if we Choose To Lose the small battles we may actually end up winning the war? What if we moved outside our own egos (brutally difficult for me!); and took a moment to realize the other person could really use a "win" much more than we could? In those heated moments, can we step up and show our leadership and concern for our peers, our employees, our families?
Can we Choose To Lose?
It's so hard for me to do. What about you?
I'd love to hear from you.
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