In business, there's great emphasis on forecasting the future and forward-thinking, especially in my field of Internet presence. That's not to say we can't also take it one day at a time, reminiscent of the teachings from Buddhist masters such as the Dalai Lama and Deepak Chopra. They focus on paying attention to the present and not taking it for granted; something I feel results in greater success in the workplace.
Ideally, the people you hire have some ambition and are somewhat competitive. This stems far beyond the office softball team or reaching for a promotion. Managers need to recognize that they play a critical role in getting employees where they want to go within the company and beyond.