A quote from Debora Spar, President of Barnard College: “Keep your powder dry. Pick your battles wisely. I try to be easy to get along with. I’m not aggressive or confrontational by nature. So when something’s important, I’ll fight for it, and I’ll fight hard, but I don’t do it very often. If you’re going to make a point, know every bit of data, every statistic, have your arguments formulated.”
Sometimes, we DO need to muster up the courage to battle over an important issue.