Is one of the primary reasons we want to be first, best, or right so that our voice will be heard? “I’m the top Dr., so everyone listens to me.” “I publish more or swim faster or cook better than anyone else, so my boss knows better than to get in my way.” Is that a thing? We’ve been ignored here, and disregarded there, so we’re going to be “best in the world” so heads will turn. Yes?
What if you were hired at a place where everyone was heard, including you? What if the cultural drive was for you to be a leader in your field, but that your voice would be heard all along the way? Hmm. Would you work harder? Would you work differently?