Answer for EQ Question One
ü Analyze reasons for the defeat and course correct as indicated.
Your idea may be very good but the others may not understand it and just reject it rather than show any lack of knowledge—or you may not understand the big picture the others see. Feeling totally put down and taking it personally and broadcasting how unfair you think this was helps no one—and it could even may you look bad (e.g., not a team player, unwilling to compromise, don’t know as much as you think you know...). Yes, winning and losing are part of life but if you fail to analyze reasons your idea was not accepted a good idea may die on the vine. Perhaps you need to figure out a different way of presenting it or realize that it isn’t the best option in this case after all. Waiting for the next opportunity to beat your opponents shows a very high level of competitiveness and while you may “win” in the short term you may “lose” in the long term, as too much competitiveness is likely as detrimental as no sense of competition at all. Remember, it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese.