You Don't Have to Do It Alone (Paperback)

How to Involve Others to Get Things Done

By Richard H. Axelrod

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 9781576752784, 168pp.

Publication Date: September 9, 2004



We all need to involve others to accomplish tasks and achieve our goals, but all too often involving others seems like more trouble than it's worth. You Don't Have to Do It Alone Alone is the Swiss Army Knife of involvement--a set of tools that can be used in any setting to get you the help you need. The authors lay out a simple, straightforward plan for involving others to get things done, detailing a practical five-step involvement process that begins with five key questions:

What kind of involvement is needed?
How do I know who to include?
How do I invite people to become involved?
How do I keep people involved?
How do I finish the job?

The answers to these questions serve as a guide to finding the right people and keeping them energized, enthusiastic, and committed until the work is completed. Real life examples from corporations, government, and nonprofits illustrate the process in action. You'll learn to involve others in a way that will actually make your work easier, resulting in less stress, better ideas, and more successful outcomes.

About the Author

Richard H. Axelrod is co-founder of The Axelrod Group, Inc, and the author of Terms of Engage¬ment. Emily M. Axelrod is co-founder of The Axelrod Group, Inc. Julie Beedon is the CEO of VISTA Consulting Team Ltd., and coauthor of Meetings By Design. Robert W. Jacobs is President of Robert W. Jacobs Consulting, Inc., and the author of Real Time Strategic Change.