Most of us have heard the adage, which tells us to pick and choose our battles. Kenny Rogers said that in lyrics, “You’ve got to know when to hold them. Know when to fold them.” However, when we are confronted with obstacles, challenges, obstructions, or naysayers, many respond immediately, by becoming adversarial or confrontational, rather than calmly seeking common ground, or a viable solution. While it is true, leaders must exhibit what is proverbially referred to as backbone. Watch video in link below
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there are circumstances when the battle is not worth fighting, because, either the issue is not that relevant, or can be resolved peacefully, when pursue calmly, in a meeting-of-the-minds, manner! Therefore, a leader must ask himself: Do you know when FLIGHT might be better than fight? Are you either responding to your own fears and insecurities, or over-reacting to someone with empty rhetoric, full of vitriol, who seeks power and control, by stoking the fears of others? How much faith and belief do you have in your approach, and why? Will fighting, or resisting loudly, change the circumstances or the mindset of others? Are there alternatives which might work as well, and be easier, less confrontational, and less costly (in terms of time, money and other resources), to implement, instead.