Join Dorie Clark for an in-depth discussion in this video How to learn from your rivals, part of Personal Effectiveness Tips.
- Hopefully, you love everyone you work with,…but occasionally, let's face it,…you might have a rival.…We all know obsessing about a rival at work isn't healthy.…But thinking about your rivals in the right way…can actually be a spur to growth.…Here's how.…First, one of reasons we often develop rivals…is they're similar enough to us in some ways…that we compare ourselves.…You don't often see 23-year old assistants…having a 63-year old rival at the office.…
It's just not a relevant comparison.…But if someone is like you in many ways,…you notice and are sometimes bothered by the differences.…That insight can be a useful clue for you,…because it can point to areas where you're weak…and they have a skill that you grudgingly admire.…If they keep getting lauded for their public speaking…and you resent it, maybe that's actually a sign…that you should double down on your own presentation skills…and should take a class or join Toastmasters.…Second, if you watch yourself carefully,…you can often learn from your interaction with your rival…
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