- Dr. Marilou Ryder author of Rules of the Game: How
TIP # 39 WIN THE WAR NOT THE BATTLE
At times, being an educational leader can feel like you are walking through a never ending minefield. Parent complaints, bad press reports, angry board members, contract issues, the list is endless. Avoid your natural instinct to win every battle that comes your way. Most battles carry political costs and benefits. Sometimes winning the war means strategically losing some of the battles along the way. As a leader, look at the big picture from the mountaintop to analyze strategy.