The Dalai Lama didn't understand the question. Why would they be competing with each other? Wouldn't the best way to proceed be to each person declare why they would be qualified for the job?
Imagine, an election where people simply stated their abilities without mudslinging each other!
The energy of competition often keeps you from achieving or creating what you desire. If you are running a race and look to the left or the right of you, it slows you down and you see others zoom by you.