Those on their high school debate team know that winning the point is everything. You wear your opponent down with steadfast logic and sheer grit. You are like a dog with a bone.
Once you get into a work situation everything changes. The wins come from running more of a relay race where you’re continually passing the baton to someone on your team, and letting them run with your notion.
The bottom line: Pass great ideas along so they can build momentum. Trust in your team, compromise and share: together you will get to the finish line first.