Asking for help can feel excruciating. Many people view it as a sign of weaknesses and fear negative responses. Social psychologist Heidi Grant has devised a simple but practical list of tips to eliminate the awkwardness and embarrassment of asking for help and to increase the likelihood of getting a yes. Her guidance is especially relevant for the workplace, where professional formalities and dynamics may make asking for help more difficult.
About the Speaker
Social psychologist Heidi Grant, PhD, is an associate director of the Motivation Science Center at Columbia University. She wrote Focus: Use Different Ways of Seeing the World for Success and Influence.
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