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Amy Peach

Director of Instructional Technology, Fontbonne University, St Louis, MO USA

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When do you keep pushing and when is it time to give up?

Learning to pick battles is an important life lesson. While working with people who have very different views is valuable in many respects, when does it cross the line into a battle of egos that doesn't move you closer to a goal? Please share experiences and insights you've had...be they professional or personal.

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    Jan 15 2013: The 'principle of the lever' works here as well. We just not always know how long 'the other' lever is and the 'strength' behind it. So whenever it became necessary to pull with all my force on whatever lever I got and this without 'movement' towards my side, it was time to give up after a short while, because time is no variable in this equation and easily wasted once one brings it in ... :o)

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