Competition or Collaboration

Something very telling happens in a team dynamic when a great idea is spoken. Great teams leverage the idea into an exercise of collaboration. They recognize the merit of the idea and give the author credit. They then begin to work together to make it happen. Ordinary teams will turn a great idea into a competition of one upsmanship. Great ideas are seen as an opportunity to either top the idea with another of their own or to shoot it down with all the reasons it’s not a great idea. No wonder there is such a distinction between great and ordinary.

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