Sitting in a room with a group of university presidents this week, I heard one of them offer the prophetic comment, “we must seek honor over victory.” The room was quiet as we each contemplated the ways in which we have sometimes failed to live out the truth our friend imparted to us.
Wins are significant for our institutions, and leadership is charged with charting strategies that lead to victories. Winning is fun. But victories that sacrifice honor allow toxicity to infuse our people and our programs. As leaders, we must listen to that still, small voice (and those wise people in our path) saying, “think twice about this decision.”
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