As you strive to develop your goals, you invariably find that much of your goal achievement revolves around working with others. Sometimes these people are subordinates, sometimes bosses and even clients.

Suffice it to say we rarely achieve our goals alone. There is often a western movie metaphor about the goal being “independence”, and although I agree it is a better place than dependence, it is best thought as a transitional goal.

True health in the person or the organization, comes from interdependence, the strength of the tribe. Are their outliers like Steve Jobs you ask? But remember, even he had Steve Wozniak.

I have learned from and suffered under drivers who made their ambitions the entire goal of the process, and although they often got results, it was usually only when somebody was looking. I think Zig Ziglar said it best, the best way to get what you want is to help enough other people get what they want.

So ask, can you help? The other person may want nothing more than an affirmation, but you won’t know till you ask.

Till we chat again,