Master the Skills of Collaboration to be Successful

We’ve all been there. Your boss presents you with a new and challenging assignment. You’re excited for the opportunity to prove yourself, but also not quite sure where to begin. Some nagging doubts and fears begin to creep in. How do you handle it?

Early in my career, I would twist and toil over every detail and work myself non-stop until I, and only I, could claim victory. I now see that those types of “victories” are usually short-lived and my approach was inefficient. Instead of wasting hours running down rabbit holes to finally arrive at my solution, I discovered there was actually a simpler and more efficient way to achieve the same results…collaboration!

Now, when I’m presented with a challenge or tough assignment, instead of thinking I’m supposed to be the smartest person in the room, I turn to my peers and we discuss it. Having people I can call on to act as a sounding board and to challenge my ideas has helped me grow exponentially. In fact, it’s the main reason I joined Vistage, a peer group for business owners. It’s also the reason I am looking for Instructional Designers in the Memphis area to come together and collaborate. We can grow together by creating a network of individuals to share best practices, challenge each other’s ideas, and collaborate.

If you are interested in checking it out, the first collaboration event will be held on October 2 at Novel Bookstore from 4:30 – 6:00. Click here to register:

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