Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Manila Throwdown 2018 Individual Edition Finals is back LATEST STORIES View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “This is our sweetest championship because we waited so long for this day that we will win it again,” said NU head coach Dante Alinsunurin in Filipino.Bryan Bagunas fired 22 points after scoring 19 in the Bulldogs’ straight-sets win in Game 1 four days ago and was named Finals MVP.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We really instilled in our minds that this will be our time to get the championship. We told each and every one of us that we’re not going to give up until we win,” Bagunas told reporters in Filipino.Bagunas led the way but he wasn’t NU’s only weapon. The NU Bulldogs celebrate after winning their third UAAP men’s volleyball title. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University survived Ateneo in four grueling sets, 25-20, 31-29, 22-25, 33-31, in Game 2 to sweep their best-of-three UAAP Season 80 men’s volleyball Finals Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.It took seven match points before the Bulldogs finally put the Blue Eagles away after falling short against them in the finals for the past three seasons and win their third volleyball crown overall.ADVERTISEMENT James Natividad added 18 points, including a hit that made it, 32-31, before an attempt by Ateneo’s Ron Medalla went out that sealed NU’s first title since winning back-to-back in Season 75 and 76.Newly-minted five-time MVP Marck Espejo finished with a game-high 30 points after only tallying two points in the opening set. Espejo kept Ateneo alive, saving four championship points.But while the Blue Eagles leaned heavily on Espejo, the Bulldogs drew solid outings from several players with the likes of Kim Malabunga, Madz Gampong and Francis Saura.Five of Malabunga’s 10 points came off blocks while Gampong and Saura chipped in eight apiece. Gampong came up with the game’s best defensive play when he denied Espejo with a single block to close the second set.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’
For many of today’s reality shows, competition is the name of the game. Whether they’re dancing, singing or using their wits to survive in the wilderness, participants pit their skills against others to win the prize. The harsher the competition, the better it is for ratings, thus prompting producers and directors to encourage it. Conversely, most managers in most workplaces spend their days cultivating cooperation. But should they be? A new survey conducted by The Creative Group found that more than two-thirds (72 percent) of advertising and marketing executives admit their staff members compete with each other, and that this competitive spirit actually enhances employee productivity in nine out of 10 situations. “Healthy competition encourages professionals to stretch their capabilities and come up with innovative ideas,” said Dave Willmer, executive director of The Creative Group. You’re the last one to know. If colleagues rarely share their ideas or success strategies, it’s a sign that they don’t trust you to support their concepts or worry that you’ll pass off their ideas as your own. There’s a paper trail. Cubicle mates who frequently e-mail instead of speaking to you may want to keep a record of their communications, another sign that trust has eroded. You accept all the credit. Those who are excessively competitive often fail to acknowledge the roles colleagues play in making projects successful. For more information Books: The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t by Robert I. Sutton; Know-How: The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform from Those Who Don’t by Ram Charan Web sites: www.team buildinginc.com/article_team motivation.htm. Dawn Anfuso is a South Bay-based business writer and former managing editor of Workforce magazine. If you have workplace or job-search questions, write to Dawn Anfuso, c/o Daily Breeze, 5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503-4077, e-mail Dawn at email@example.com. Writers will remain anonymous. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But it’s possible to take competition too far. Once “winning” becomes someone’s priority, he or she stops cooperating with others and workplace camaraderie flies out the window. This can be detrimental not only to productivity, but also to the competitor’s career. Following are six signs that an employee may need to scale back a sense of competition and adopt a more collaborative mindset: Vacations make you nervous. Those who are overly competitive may fear that people who assume their responsibilities in their absence will outshine them. You’re leery of your peers. If you view co-workers as more of a threat than a resource, the competition level is too high. You bad-mouth others to your boss. Occasionally it may be necessary to discuss a problem colleague, but too many of these conversations signal insecurity on your part.