"As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to
hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might."
of the things that gets in the way of good teamwork is individual egos.
People have often been programmed not to do their personal best but to
strive to be better than anyone else. When this is the case, a person
will go to extraordinary measures to appear to be the best. A person
might cheat, lie or unfairly compete in order to be perceived as “the
best”. As you can imagine, this is not something that enhances teamwork.
As the quote says, when we attempt to keep someone else down in an attempt to make ourselves look better, then we cannot be our best since we have to be “down there” to hold the other person down. The better approach is to develop a team attitude and decide what’s your best contribution to benefit the mission and vision of the team.