“Desmond Tutu has described good leaders as having an uncanny sense of timing. “The real leader,” he writes, knows “When to make concessions, when to compromise, when to employ the art of losing the battle in order to win the war.”
The timing of leadership separates great leaders from leaders who are not actually leaders at all.
There are times when we must concede, when we make a compromise an element of our strategy and when we master the art of loss.
In order to achieve the greater and collective good.
I refer to this principle in my own journey as the Me To We principle.
My concessions, my compromises and certainly the acceptance of a temporary setback on my part only positions me, or, with the Me To We principle, our greatest victory and success.
Article cited: https://hbr.org/2007/01/courage-as-a-skill)