I am an avid sports person - both playing and watching, I just love it.
Over the last decade you have seen many sports become more business like, with teams of people supporting Brand Tiger or Brand Roger Federer...
There is one thing that business leaders could learn from these top players....whether it is knocking up before a grand slam final or having a practice round before the US Masters...these people don't hide from their competition. They don't hide from other people who may be better than them...no, they...
Practice with the opposition
Because practising with different servers, different style of players...helps them.
Because practising with the opposition allows for you to learn from them.
Because practising with the same person...makes YOU predictable.
Now imagine if we took this idea to work tomorrow
Who can you hang out with to learn from?
Who can you hang out with who plays the business game differently?
Which competitors could you get close to in the market - are there opportunities to add to each other's offerings?
Competition is only negative if you play safe...if you hide.....the best don't hide, they embrace the opposition, trusting that the more they play with better players..the better they will become.