Show me a good loser – and I’ll show you a loser. As Tom Brady said after the Patriots dismantled the Chargers and before beating the Chiefs in overtime to get to their third Super Bowl in a row, “I just like winning.” Who doesn’t? Still, there is an art to losing well. It’s all about accepting defeat, living your principles, and finding new ways to win the next time.
You all have your favorite examples. Some involve armies, sports, or leaders like Russia’s retreating battles, the remarkable turnaround of the German national soccer team, or Steve Jobs.