4 Powerful Words

I need your help.

Those four monosyllabic words pack quite a bit of power in a small space.  How did you feel the last time someone asked you for your help?  I’d wager that you felt something akin to pride, confidence, appreciation, or generally good – in other words, it probably was a positive emotion.  How did you feel the last time you were struggling with something and reached out to someone you trust for help?  Again, I’d bet it was in the positive realm, especially once the collaboration began.

It's an Idea Room SessionSome of us are “wired” to ask for help more easily than others.  Some of us view the act as a sign of weakness.  It is a gift.  Using those four words (or similar ones) benefits the person asking, the person being asked, and most importantly the organization and/or customers being affected by the problem which needs to be addressed.

Marketers, struggling with some aspect of a campaign?  Ask your sales teams for help.  Their insights will undoubtedly uncover things you didn’t think about.

Managers, ask your employees.  You face problems everyday which could benefit from input from outside the management sphere.

Dentists, ask your teams and your patients.

I think you get the gist of what I’m trying to say here.  There is power in what may seem like vulnerability of asking for help.  You’ll feel better.  The person you ask will feel better.  You’ll grow closer as a team.

Advertisements

About jmichaeldunn

A self-proclaimed "dental geek", I am passionate about the dental industry, oral health, and dental technology marketing. I have spent the last decade in various marketing capacities for dental technology companies. I enjoy talking about dental marketing with just about anyone and helping companies grow through developing innovative and integrated marketing communications campaigns.
This entry was posted in How to ... and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to 4 Powerful Words

  1. Pingback: What’s about the Pinterest? | The Dunn Show

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s