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  • By: Vincent S. R. Brandt
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

Competition where individuals and groups try to outperform each other is an everyday occurrence in most people's lives. Excellence is often defined in terms of a person's performance relative to others. The language of business, politics, and even education is filled ...

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