Reading for Leading #3: If you feel helpless, help someone

If you feel helpless, help someone

Helping hands
Image credit: author’s own

 

Next time you feel blocked – struggling with finding the right phrase for a crucial email, frustrated by a technical issue or feeling unsupported by someone you considered an ally, instead of giving in to the feelings of disappointment, anger or resistance, what happens if you put the issue down and look for a way to offer a hand to someone else?

It could be changing the toner cartridge in the photocopier, replenishing the printer with paper, proof-reading a colleague’s latest report or reviewing a collaborator’s newest results. It doesn’t have to be a big gesture – start with something that feels manageable right now.

How does being helpful in a hopeless moment make you feel?

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One thought on “Reading for Leading #3: If you feel helpless, help someone

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