- Gallup Theme Thursday Webcast Series
- Season 2, Competition
- Learn what Competition looks like when you use theme dynamics, and how it combines with and complements your other talent themes.
On this Theme Thursday Season 2 webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant, discussed the theme of Competition.
People talented in the Competition theme have an enduring relationship with victory. They constantly seek it and learn deeply from their wins and losses. Competition has a close relationship with winning. Competition is keenly aware of benchmarks and constantly compares itself to others. Competition is emotive and passionate. It comes from the guy. While Competition may seem intimidating to others, Maika said, "Don't apologize for it. It is a great strength. It is an awareness that winning does matter."
There are less developed or raw forms of Competition and, also, mature forms of Competition. Raw Competition says if I can't win, I'm not going to play at all. Mature Competition says I'm looking for potential winners to cheer on. Mature Competition can be the ultimate cheerleader. Raw Competition is being a sore loser. Mature Competition thrives on affirmations. It keeps those who possess it and their colleagues accountable.
To learn more about Competition, watch the full video or listen to the audio above.