By Chad T. Ahern
People exceptionally talented in Competition theme measure their progress against the performance of others. They strive to win first place and revel in contests.
Times of change push us all to take on new challenges and figure out new ways to succeed. The challenge for those with Competition® talents is that change can often serve as a "reset." Whatever "racing gap" you had established over your competitors might now be gone. Getting that advantage back can push those with Competition® talents to potentially overextend themselves; trying to regain it all in one fell swoop.
In our current pandemic, those Competition talents could be pushed toward burnout because,
If you as a leader or colleague want to help your Competition®-driven colleagues not burn themselves out before the race is run;
As with coaching any individual, their combined set of talent themes will effect how their Competition® talents show up, and how to best manage them. As a beginning, next time you check-in with them, ask,
Who or what are you trying to best today, and
how can I help you succeed?
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