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Poor Leaders Promote Competition. Choose a Better Way.

Are You Bringing Out the Best in People?

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We’re bred for Competition

“All failed companies are the same: they failed to escape competition.” — Peter Thiel, Zero to One

Measure what’s Important. Not what’s Convenient.

“Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there.” — Virginia Burden

Watch Out for Super Chickens

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller

“We have lots of superstars in the music industry, it’s just they don’t last very long. It’s the outstanding collaborators who enjoy the long careers, because bringing out the best in others is how they found the best in themselves.”

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Charles Darwin was Not a Social Darwinist

“It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) that those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” — Charles Darwin

Would You Rather Win Games or Championships?

“To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless.” — Mike Krzyzewski (Coach K)

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”

Fight Desensitization at All Opportunities

“‘Are you preparing for another war, Plutarch?’ I ask.

‘Oh, not now. Now we’re in a sweet period where everyone agrees that our recent horrors should never be repeated,’ he says. ‘But collective thinking is usually short-lived. We’re fickle, stupid beings with poor memories and a great gift for self-destruction. Although who knows? Maybe this will be it, Katniss.’” — Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

“It is only when we accept that everybody has value that we will liberate the energy and imagination and momentum we need to create the best beyond measure.”

Recognize What’s Important.



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Jake Wilder

I don’t know where I’m going. But at least I know how to get there.