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Stand Firm When It Matters
It doesn't always matter
“In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”
~ Thomas Jefferson
It shows integrity to take a stand for what is right.
It shows stubbornness or strong will to take a stand over everything.
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So, when should you refuse to budge?
Matters of integrity: Don’t lie, cheat, steal, or otherwise hurt innocent people.
Matters of justice: Right wrongs and hold people accountable for wrong actions.
Matters of safety: Don’t put people’s lives or health at unnecessary risk.
When can you “go with the flow?”
When none of the above are at stake.
You can still have an opinion on most things, and you can still work to persuade other people to do things your way. But in many situations, you can compromise—scheduling, moving around the office furniture, and where to go for lunch come to mind.
An effective leader will not compromise when they should hold firm, but they also understand when that is, and when that isn’t.
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