Want to know a secret that GREAT relationship builders use constantly? They avoid working in isolation. They work WITH others. They work THROUGH others. They SEEK the ADVICE and counsel of others. They ask for the OPINION of others. They run things by their colleagues, their advisors, their peers.They COLLABORATE.
Getting things done DOES require us to hunker down at times and "just do it" ourselves. MOST of the time, however, opportunities abound to involve others, to absorb their wisdom, to tap their knowledge and experience.
Avoid working in isolation. Involve others. Use those opportunities to develop and nurture new and existing relationships. Seek advice; give advice; brainstorm; collaborate. Give, serve, receive, get, and share -- tap the power of your relationships whenever possible.