Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it.
This is one of the first things I try to embed into the thinking of new student leaders.
I wrote a series of posts a few years back to encourage my student leaders to ask for help. I’ve combined and edited those posts into a brief ebook.
Download: Help Wanted (and needed) – 100kb pdf
This is a practical document to put in the hands of student leaders right at the beginning. It contains helpful guidance on the following:
- The difference between asking for help and being helpless
- Identifying the intrinsic motivation in others
- Recognizing the reasons why we won’t ask for help
- The benefits others get when you ask them for help
- Creative ways to ask for help without actually using the word “help”
Your students will be able to read the whole thing in as little as five minutes. It’s an effective conversation starter. Invite your student leaders to read it before your next meeting and then discuss all of the reasons why they might not be willing to ask for help when they need it.
As always, this resource is a free download. You’re more than welcome to distribute it and share it.