At first glance this smacks of absolute trickery and manipulation, but if you look closer you will see that this law is the markings of a great many successful leaders.
Use wisdom, knowledge, and legwork of other people to further your own cause. Not only will such assistance save you valuable time and energy, it will give you a godlike aura of efficiency and speed. In the end your helpers will be forgotten and you will be remembered. Never do yourself what others can do for you.
When you think of Microsoft only one name comes to mind, Bill Gates. However, there is no way possible for Bill Gates to do all that is required for Microsoft to maintain it’s dominance without the assistance of others. Yet he gets the glory. Only the flip side, he gets the troubles, but that’s another post in and of itself.
In order for you to ascend to the heights of power whether it be in your own business, corporate America, or the public sector, you will have to acquire the skill of getting others to buy into using their skills to benefit you and your vision. Those who fail to employ this skill will forever be amongst those known as “the worker bee.”
It is fine to start out as a one man show, but at some point in order to get to the top, you have to bring in others. Sure, you may have to compensate them, but that is the cost associated with ascension. Having been in business myself, I will let you know that this isn’t always easy. Even in the workplace you find it difficult. I’m sure you know someone who does just enough to get by as opposed to working to get the team on top. The goal is not to just get people to work for you, but to get people to take ownership to the point that they live to push you and the team to victory. Not everyone has this ability, but those that do will find that they couldn’t possibly be where they are without the help of those around them. Develop this art, it will serve you well.
About the host:
Rich Fitzgerald is the author of the short story "One to Remember" featured in Love and Redemption (Bloggers' Delight Vol. 1), a collection of short stories by authors who blog. To read excerpts or to order a copy of the title, visit i-Lit. The book is also available on Amazon.