I'm posting the whole article (from the Toronto Star's Leslie Ferenc) because it is so bang-on.
Integrated strategies. Train-the-trainer models. Solving, not managing. Empowering others to own, not trying to own oneself. Emergency preparedness over emergency response. Systems, not silos.
Competition is about selling something, which requires markets. Society isn't a market - it's a social organism. To be in good health, systems need balance, alignment, internal cooperation. Not competition.
We can solve so many of the problems we face; we can create best-practice models to export. We can innovate world-changing ideas.
It's all possible, but only when we work together. When we make the conscious decision to prioritize solving problems ahead of scoring personal wins, we all win. It doesn't happen any other way.