The choices are…
1. Leave me alone, I’m fine, I’m doing it my
2. Ok, you can help me if I like where this
is going and we do it my way… or,
3. I’m open to your suggestions and appreciate
your help, support, partnership… or,
4. I know I need help with _______ and_______.
Can we set up a time for that?
Behaviors like 1 and 2 come from people who are going to get it done on their own, by themselves-not a problem if you’re up to something that is well within your skill set, as in many of the small day to day tasks we do are.
Behaviors like 3 and 4 come from people who have the self-esteem and emotional maturity to take on problems beyond their ability and requiring the help from others-like their team.
The question is: which behavior is going to get more work done? Which ones are most prevalent in your business culture?