Ability to listen to the critics. This is actually a thought by John Maeda that my own experience has confirmed. A capability, that gives a competitive advantage difficult to beat, is the ability to find with a clear head and cold stomach some constructive criticism also from a destructive insult.
A quote from a blockbuster sounds like this: ”I’m Sherlock Holmes and I always work alone, because no one else can compete with my massive intellect!” In case I should rewrite this for being true about myself, then, it should be written like: “…I never work alone…”.
Every time we have looked at the challenges ahead of us against a wider background and have exceeded expectations, success has followed.