By Chante Harris
Most people like to think of themselves as doers, which oftentimes translates into a do-it-yourself mentality. As self-defined hustlers, entrepreneurs know they can count on themselves to complete tasks efficiently and effectively. Why ask your peers or colleagues to carry out an action item when you know you can count on yourself to complete it, right? Wrong.
Resistance to delegate has a cost. According to a study by Thomas N. Hubbard, Elinor and H. Wendell Hobbs Professor of Management and Professor of Strategy at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, when median partners delegated legal work to associates they were able to earn more than 20% more, and top lawyers earned at least 50% more. While we’re all probably using Drake’s lyric, “Workin’ hard girl, everything paid for,” for our recent IG captions, who really wants to work overtime?
When she writes, “Entrepreneurs have a natural inclination to go at it alone. While this do-it-yourself spirit can help you move forward, adding an element of collaboration into the mix can make you unstoppable.”
The moral of the story is, a little collaboration, and entrusting others to carry out your daily tasks, can go a long way. Choose to be unstoppable.
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