Boss’s Tip of the Week: Ask for insight

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You’ll confront a lot of situations in your career. Every time you do, you face a choice. You can try to figure everything out yourself or you can ask for help. Most of the books about how to be a leader or supervisor will suggest ways for you to do the analysis. Hardly any of them also suggest that you should ask for help from time to time, but you’ll be more effective if you do.

You don’t have to rely on your own experience and analysis. Ask for help. Most bosses confront similar challenges, no matter what industry or specialty they work in. Ask them what they think. Listen. Thank them. Modify their advice. Return the favor.

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