Is competition good or bad? Healthy or un-healthy? Harmful or un-harmful?
Have you ever wondered?
In fact, more recently, I’ve started to believe that there's no such thing as “healthy competition” at all…
But I’ve always wondered whether I was actually right about it.
And if it depends on the circumstances -- what are they?
That's why I sought out the help of a guy who knows more than just a thing or two about the subject of human motivation + competition, and I'm hoping he can help us clarify, once and for all, whether there’s really such a thing as “healthy competition”.
On today's episode of The Meaningful Show Podcast, I'm joined by Alfie Kohn, who has written a string of best-selling books that debunk commonly believed myths about education and human behavior including titles like: Punished by Rewards: the trouble with gold stars, incentive plans, a’s, praise and other bribes, as well as No Contest: The Case Against Competition.
Today, Kohn gives us the (science-backed) case against competition.
So grab a drink, tune-in and take notes.. this is a good one.
Here’s what you’ll learn about in this episode of The Meaningful Show:
We talk about all of the above and much, much more in today’s episode.
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