How can I help? is a powerful question. When it is asked of you it provides some comfort, that someone does care, and that they are willing and might be able to help. Saying it moves us outside of our self-interest and shows that we are focused on others. This question gets asked in all sorts of circumstances – today I am asking it electronically and at a distance.
So, how can I help?
There are many ways that we can help people through our products and services, and we are always happy to help in that way, but that isn’t the sole purpose of my question today.
As a consultant and coach, I humbly realize that I may have a perspective and experience that can be valuable to leaders, and while that is one of the services we offer, people might not know how to engage with us, or even know if we can help.
So today I am offering my help. I have time for two, 30-minute calls over the next couple of weeks. Which means if you are one of the first two people to email Laura, she will work with you to schedule a 30-minute call with me.
What will we talk about?
I don’t know – it’s your call. But I would guess it might include:
- Your personal leadership challenges
- How to further your development as a leader
- A challenge or question about your team, culture or a change effort
- How to build your team or other leaders in the organization
In other words, whatever you want and need help with.
Why am I asking?
I’m asking because I want to help if I can. I’m asking because I looked at my calendar and figured we could fit a couple of 30-minute conversations. And I’m asking because I want to get to know more of the folks who follow, read, and hopefully benefit from our work.
I hope I get to talk to you, but it is first come, first served.