We do not have to create teams where people either win or lose. We do not have to create organizations where people either win or lose. We do not have to create societies where people must either win or lose. We can make better choices. As high performance leaders, we can co-create better outcomes; ways for all of our constituents to benefit.
We can even compete without tearing down our competitors. What if every action you made as a leader improved the world, instead of producing a little tear in the fabric?
Zero-sum leadership is not sustainable or defensible. Lead without producing loss, or face your own eventual loss.
-- doug smith