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"The strong don't need to ask for help” is a mistaken and extremely damaging but widely-held belief that impedes productive collaboration. Seeking guidance and support from others makes you stronger and serves the common good. So, pluck up your courage and ask!

But it is not an easy process. Requesting help is all too often seen as a sign of weakness, especially if you have learned to shoulder heavy responsibilities alone and are reluctant to add to the existing pressures faced by your colleagues. Now is the time to take a fresh look at your doubts and misgivings. In her book Reinforcements, author Heidi Grant explores how to ask for help in a positive, relaxed and non-coercive manner to obtain great results for all concerned.

 

Excerpt from Business Digest N°288, July August 2018

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