How to Get Help from Someone Else?

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How to Get Help from Someone Else?
Roland van der Leede, Manager, Netherlands, Member
Most people are a bit reluctant to ask for help, especially in the work environment. That is because we feel uncertain, are afraid to be rejected, or fear for diminished status.
Heidi Grant argues that asking for help is an important skill in modern organizations. So we should get over our reluctance to ask for assistance.

For that the following interesting psychological approach can be helpful. It uses 4 clues to make the helper feel good about him/herself for helping you:
  1. Make the helper REALIZE you need help. Say: "I have a problem and need your help".
  2. Make the helper BELIEVE that you want help. Make the helper see you want help from her and don't want to go it alone.
  3. Make the helper take RESPONSIBILITY for helping. So you'd better ask her personal and in private.
  4. Ensure t...Sign up

Be Humble When Asking Help
Javier Elenes, Business Consultant, Mexico, Member
In my opinion the key words when you’re asking someone to help you are: BE HUMBLE
By the way you should also be humble when you PROVIDE the help....Sign up

Trust is Also at the Base when Asking for Help
Jimmy Cheng-Wei, Management Consultant, Taiwan, Member
My experience is that people need to establish a trust relationship in their first meeting(s), and the establishment of trust is related to the enviro...Sign up

Belief in Receptiveness from the Helper is Necessary when Asking for Help
Mallika T R, Manager, India, Member
Fundamentally, belief by the individuals seeking help, that they will not be rejected by the helper and she/he is receptive to the needs of the indivi...Sign up

Conditions to Obtain Help
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
Thanks Javier, Jimmy and Mallika for your very good remarks… I agree that
- being humble,
- establishing some level of trust, and
- rec...Sign up

Daring to Ask for Help
Pierre-Boris Kalitventzeff, Coach, Belgium, Member
For me, it all starts with DARING TO ASK. You need to dare to look at anything that you would not like to look like by asking for help: weak, powerles...Sign up

Seeking Help in the Interest of a Cause
srinivas, Lecturer, India, Member
Nice article and seeking help in the interest of cause which does good to all can be solution to a problem.If a person really cares for the cause whic...Sign up

Please HELP!!!!!
Gregory Johnson, Coach, United States, Premium Member
This is an interesting conversation with some good insights on being humble, trusting and believing in someone. Might I add that if the plea for help ...Sign up

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