Building Relationships through Thought Leadership

Ask yourself this question: Are you better at giving help, or at receiving help?

One of the most important focuses of thought leadership is building relationships.

When Iโ€™ve asked this question before, people have said:
๐Ÿ”ˆ It’s easy to ask fellow members of my team, because I know they will help me.

๐Ÿ”ˆ It’s much easier to ask for help when you have trust.

And:
๐Ÿ”‡ It’s hard for me to ask help. What if they say no?

๐Ÿ”‡ I donโ€™t know if I can ask for help. What if they don’t follow through?

Most people say itโ€™s far easier to give help than to ask for it.

Here are my thoughts.

Thought leadership is about taking ideas to scale. ๐Ÿ“ˆ
Your ideas are big. They deserve a big audience.
But itโ€™s almost impossible to do it alone.

To reach scale you will need lots of help.

So, if we want to our thought leadership to have impact โ€”ย We need to get really good at asking for help.

So, what do you think? Why are you better at asking for help or giving help?

And what can we do to get better at both skills?