A healthy dose of competition

A healthy sense of competition can spur team members to work harder, strategize smarter and even find new methods of collaboration. However, competition run amok can breed envy and resentment, jeopardizing projects, teams, and even careers. This article discusses ways to find the right balance in making competition positive. In doing so, it identifies these three tips to maintain a competitive career edge without falling into the negativity trap: studying the competition; focusing on the greater goal; and competing with yourself. Accompanying the article is a sidebar suggesting ways to handle a competitive co-worker.
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