Professionally, we often have very difficult decisions to make. Do we stick to our principles or live for another day?

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I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I coach people. If you ever wind up in a situation professionally, where there isn't a lot of trust, you know, the person with the power is in the situation where if you speak too frankly, you're going to get executed, to use the example from the movie with James Bond, You Only Live Twice Mr. Bond, doesn't apply to you, you've got one life with this person and you know it, you're walking into a situation where they have all the authority, power and clout and you have the choice of speaking up or not. Probing or not. What are you going to do? What are you gonna do?

Are you gonna stand on your principles? Live for another day? I don't, I'm not going to tell you what to do. I've titled this live for another day because I want to remind you that sometimes living for another day is the right choice. That standing for your principles at that particular moment, all the may happen is that you're going to be executed.

There is an old story from the Civil War where Pickett went into the battle at Gettysburg, and he did it . . . They rode in with bravery and heroism. But he only got to do it once. You build up your capital with people over time. It grows daily. It can compound suddenly. You're in a relationship with someone who trusts you and believes that what you say has merit. Your choice. Choose wisely. Whatever is right for you is good. But remember, if you do it professionally, it has an impact on others that you may not have worked into your calculation.

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1700 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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