This Choose Happiness @ Work card says, “Collaboration and Delegation: Find ways to collaborate with others
on goals and projects or delegate to colleagues if possible. Because working together can
deepen and improve relationships and delegation can reduce excess stress
and provide opportunities to others.” As you may know, I do a fair bit of executive coaching. A lot of new executives struggle
to really delegate effectively. They think, “Well, I’ve got to produce great results.
I’ve got to do this work myself.” Great leaders learn to delegate. They know that when they delegate work
to someone else, or collaborate with someone else, they’re giving other people opportunities
that those people want. They’re reducing their own stress,
and they’re building relationships. And science says relationships are vital
to our happiness and engagement at work. So I encourage you to experiment. Do some collaboration and delegation.
Try a bit *more* collaboration and delegation. And see if you don’t find the quality of your relationships— and therefore happiness,
and therefore results— all coming up. Thanks for choosing happiness with me. You