Saturday, March 10, 2012

Competetive Leadership

Can your leadership style be enhanced by competition?

I am not a competitive person by nature, mainly because I find competition can quickly escalate to cutthroat behavior. In an earlier post I mentioned a statement I can relate to, but I don't necessarily want to adhere to:  'As Margaret Thatcher, one famous ENTJ leader proclaimed: "If you want to cut your own throat, don't come to me for a bandage."' Competition has inherent risks I choose not to engage in because it often turns into an unnecessary and devastating loss for someone and sometimes, for everyone. Competitors are motivated to win at all costs.