How to Ask for Help
You’re not weak or lazy – everyone needs support. Follow these steps to learn when to reach out, who to go to and what to say
If you feel uncomfortable asking for help, try out clinical psychologist Debbie Sorensen’s practical solutions.
Humans evolved to cooperate and help one another. So why doesn’t asking for help come more naturally to a species that is wired for collaboration? Why does it feel so uncomfortable and embarrassing? Clinical psychologist Debbie Sorensen explores the tender practice of asking for help and gives practical advice for overcoming discomfort. Because ultimately, collaboration will get you much farther than independence.
About the Author
Clinical psychologist Debbie Sorensen, a co-host of the Psychologists Off the Clock podcast, co-wrote ACT Daily Journal: Get Unstuck and Live Fully with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
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The Fine Art of Teaching Soft Skills
Cultivating an appreciation for tact, basic fairness and responsible behavior in your employees makes life easier for everyone. Not all employees come to you with an appreciation for soft skills. Younger workers and workers without much previous job experience are especially in need of guidance when it comes to things like tact, dressing appropriately and […]
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