Need Help?

I’ve been thinking about a conversation I had recently with a senior leader.    I really like this guy.  He’s brilliant and talented and self aware and a great listener.   I really like what I hear about the company, its culture and values, and the massive growth that is on the horizon.

So I asked him how he plans to do all that he needs to get done in the next 12 months.

His first response was along the lines of “we can/will do this ourselves.”   We don’t need help.  We will figure it out.  No thank you.   We have this covered.   We’ve got it.   Thanks.  Nope.  No help required.  Help?  Us?

Then he offered to put me in touch with someone in his organization who might need some help.

How do you answer the question, “need help?”

When was the last time you asked for help?

If it’s been a while, what stops you from asking?

And what might be different if you did?




“It’s not the load that breaks you down; it’s the way you carry it.” -Lena Horne