I think I've run across examples of most of these office competitors at various times during my career. I've especially disliked run-ins with The Pole Vaulter and The Gymnast. I have no patience for glory hounds and credit thieves.
Have you worked with such people? How have you dealt with their unique brands of competition? Are there others you would add to the list?
Let me know, and I'll share some of your ideas in a future column.
In the meantime, I hope you have plenty of opportunities during the next couple of weeks to watch real competitors show their talents on the world's biggest stage. I suspect we'll all be able to converse intelligently about the gymnastics scoring system and the rules of team handball by the time the Games reach their end. And then we'll promptly forget everything we learned for another four years.
You've got to love the Olympics!
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