Last Updated Apr 1, 2009 3:46 AM EDT
"The best way to kill your competition is to humanize them, friend them, and mentor them. They will realize, rather quickly, that they just can't keep up with your awesomeness."Extending an authentic olive branch tends to make them step up or move on -- more often, the latter. It's hard to keep competing with a compassionate and understanding adversary.
Besides, making your competition into the bad guy reflects negatively on you. As Ruettimann writes,
"When you demonize your competition, you bring out the worst in yourself -- and you look like a chump. Hands down, chumps always lose."What do you think? Share your insights in the comments section.
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