Competition is like driving
I've been on about war for the last two days, but it struck me on a long drive recently that competition - in business, in career - is not like war at all.
It's like driving.
In war, the enemy faces you and intends to do you in. You've got to do the same. On the road, hopefully none of that happens at all!
Instead, you've all got to share the road, each person aiming for different destinations. Thankfully on the road, there are concrete and fairly simple rules. Communication is really piddly simple - indicate for three seconds and then move where you're indicating. (But even that's too difficult for some!)
In business/career however, it's a lot more nuanced - particularly in a time of change. It's further complicated by the fact that we are in a state of change permanently.
However, knowing that we're all on the road - and not at war - should make that communication process somewhat easier. We hope!