Help can do you good.
If you’re a manager, you know that no matter how great you are, you can’t do it all. So, at some point you’ve been forced to trust another person to handle something on your behalf. And as a result of that decision, you’ve learned something very important: You rely on your savvy staff to take the lead on initiatives and to offer solutions to roadblocks that your business faces.
Your staff is like a soccer team. They’re the midfielders that provide the solutions to roadblocks, and get your business moving in the right direction.
This is true in every workplace around the world. This reality also provides the context for our next habit of highly innovative individuals.
By understanding that you can’t do everything alone, you force yourself to be vulnerable and to ask for help when you need it. It might be tough to get used to, but many ideas can be improved and refined through the creative perspectives of other staff. Your own staff are like a renewable resource for your own creative output. So get in the habit of bouncing ideas back and forth with your colleagues and staff members.
By relying on others for help, you can create more effective projects, with well-rounded solutions. By adding it all together, your end products will be differentiated from competitors and appeal to your audiences in a more impactful way.