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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

[Competition S2] Being at the Very Top is Success

On this Theme Thursday Season Two webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant discussed the theme of Competition.




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People talented in the Competition theme have an enduring relationship with victory. They constantly seek it and learn deeply from their wins and losses. Competition has a close relationship with winning. Competition is keenly aware of benchmarks and constantly compares itself to others. Competition is emotive and passionate. It comes from the guy. While Competition may seem intimidating to others, Maika said, "Don't apologize for it. It is a great strength. It is an awareness that winning does matter." 

There are less developed or raw forms of Competition and, also, mature forms of Competition. Raw Competition says if I can't win, I'm not going to play at all. Mature Competition says I'm looking for potential winners to cheer on. Mature Competition can be the ultimate cheerleader.  Raw Competition is being a sore loser. Mature Competition thrives on affirmations. It keeps those who possess it and their colleagues accountable.  

To hear more about Competition, watch the full video or listen to the audio above. To learn more about Competition, watch the video below.




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