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11/17/20 Asking is a Strength

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Dave said, “I think the project leader should be an engineer.”

I was the project leader and I’m not an engineer. At first I didn’t know what to make of his statement. Was he insulting me?

As I quietly took in what he had just said I realized that, in an awkward way, he was asking for help.

In many company cultures it can be perceived to be a weakness to ask for help, as though the person asking doesn’t know what they are doing. This misconception can lead to huge errors and cause unnecessary stress.

The truth is, knowing when to reach out for help is a strength that improves productivity and engagement.

When was the last time you asked for help?

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