Don’t burn bridges
Real leadership isn’t something that can be accomplished on your own. You’re going to have to rely on the talents and good will of others to help your organization reach all of its goals, so likeability needs to be one of your greatest abilities. People are willing to do a lot more for you when they really like you.
Making enemies isn’t an option.
You need to earn the respect of the people on the other side of the table and they need to know that, even when you don’t agree, you’re still going to be fair and honest. You won’t succeed if people are waiting to knock you down and are hoping you fail.
Swallow your pride and work on your relationships, especially when it’s hard and the last thing you want to do.
You never know when you’re going to need the help of your “enemy” to take your business to the next level.