A key aspect in career success is simply knowing "How to choose your battles and fight for what really matters".
I cover aspects of this in my book HOW TO ASK THE SMART QUESTIONS FOR WINNING THE GAMES OF BUSINESS & LIFE, particularly in,
- Question 11: Is a confrontation really necessary? Is this the best time and place?, and,
- Question 12: Do I really need to be involved in this? Is this really my problem? If yes, is now the best time?
That said (er, written) I just came on in Lifehacker.com this post by Adam Dachlis, which gives another useful take: "How to choose your battles and fight for what actually matters." Find it here