How to Stop Doing 100% of the Hard Work Yourself

Dr. Kevin Gazzara
6 min readSep 21, 2019

The Benefits of Teamwork

Getting Started

Even the best multitasking manager can crash and burn when confronted with the demands of the modern-day running of businesses, especially when trying it alone. Let’s be honest, for complex work, there is no way you can get yourself. And the great managers know they shouldn’t be trying to do it alone. However, an effective team is as good as the soul any organization and that is why you need to cultivate teamwork.

How can you manage the hiring and training of employees with coaching, engaging, monitoring, motivating, prioritizing, planning, evaluation and clarifying the vision and mission of the organization all by yourself? How do you handle envisioning, directing, reinforcing, reporting, budgeting and partnership? Would you do all that alone? The elements suggested in this article are just a tip of the iceberg when it comes to the responsibilities of managing a striving organization.

There are several reasons people aspire to become managers. It could mean an avenue to clinch power, grab a ticket to a more prosperous life, advance careers, or even a way to make a large impact. No matter the reasons, a salient question for every manager is why should people follow you? You must focus on the follower’s first. The best leaders move into management to make a difference for others. Astute employees are quick to spot ineffective managers and will gravitate to the manager who would lead them to develop their own skills and nurture career prospects.

Why Do Teams Matter?

There are lots of benefits to building a team in an organization. Fast Company magazine viewed the relevance of a team so important that it identified these in their “Four reasons on why you can’t do everything on your own” article and shouldn’t even try:

1) TEAMS ALWAYS BEAT INDIVIDUALS

2) WE ARE CONSTANTLY BUILDING ON THE KNOWLEDGE OF OTHERS

3) ONE-PERSON COMPANIES ARE A TINY BIT LESS SUCCESSFUL THAN 10,000-PERSON COMPANIES

4) NOBODY HAS EVER ACTUALLY DONE ANYTHING ALONE

Leveraging the Knowledge of Others

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Dr. Kevin Gazzara

CEO of Magna Leadership Solutions, Certified Positive Intelligence Coach, Management Expert, Professor, Speaker, and Author. Contact: Kevin@Magnaleadership.com