Do you ask for help? Many people rarely do, even when they need it the most. Why is it so hard to ask others to help us? Some people’s ego deprives them of the benefit that comes from asking for help. We see this in the stereotype of men not asking for directions when they’re lost, assuming the car has no global positioning service (GPS).
Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. Rather, it’s a way to display strength and a way to elicit collaboration. In fact, one of the most powerful phrases in all of life is “I wonder if you could help me with something.” This phrase breaks down barriers and enables anyone to easily ask … >>> READ MORE >>> →
A teacher wrote me that she has a few students who don’t want to acknowledge their irresponsible behaviors. She said that it usually results in their being late for their next class due to the personal conversation she has with them before they leave her class. She asked, “What do I do with these stuents who don’t want to cooperate?”
Here is my response to Teresa:
Have a quick individual conversation with each student and ask, “If you had the possibility of choosing a leader for the class, whom would you choose? Name a second person.”
I would then compile the names from these students. Then, I would have a conversation with the person who was chosen the most number … >>> READ MORE >>> →