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Uplifting Leadership: How Organizations, Teams, and Communities Raise Performance by Andy Hargreaves, Alan Boyle, Alma Harris

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Chapter ThreeCollaboration with Competition

With Salli Humphreys

Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition.

Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.

—Jesse Owens

Opposites Attract

Among all the counterintuitive ways to bring about change, to create something from nothing, or turn failure into success, changing the way we think about the traditional relationship between collaboration and competition is one of the most powerful. It comes as no surprise that the two are often seen and defined as opposites. Some people believe that humans are by nature selfish; others believe we’re cooperative. It is said that competition makes us succeed to survive or to be superior. Cooperation, by contrast, ...

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