For Three Word Wednesday
And Friday Flash 55
DOING MORE WITH LESS
I needed help.
Being a rookie, my inexperience left me in a tricky situation.
The remedy was to delegate responsibility upwards.
It seemed like a joke at first, but the more I thought about it,
The more I realised I could use my position to gain leverage.
After all; if you don’t ask, you don’t get.
This is filled with a great truth.ReplyDelete
Thanks Thom; Asking for help is the best way to get ahead..ReplyDelete
One of the ironies of life is that people often like you more when they can occasionally help you out. It's a fine line, but it works.ReplyDelete
Thanks Ann; Or only begin to like you when you turn to them for help.ReplyDelete
So very true.ReplyDelete
A few words that made a great deal of sense.ReplyDelete
Only if we have the courage to take first step.. to seek help.. know that someone is better.. pure truth. well done..ReplyDelete
Anthony; Although we don't always get what we ask for...
Rinkly Rimes; 2 birds, 1 stone - know your own limitations; learn those of others.
Claudia; Sussing out the competition, disguised as wisdom.
Ramesh; For the aggressively ambitious, it's just a tactic.
This chimes of business feeling the pinch in recession to me... doing more with less seems to be a popular theme out there these days, sadly.ReplyDelete
But as the rookie learns, there can be leverage to this. Lemonade from lemons, they say.
Interesting one Stan Ski, well written.
Thanks Jay; Lazy, as in efficient, rather than idle.ReplyDelete
ah, there rings a great Truth in that one...nice 55...ReplyDelete
Thanks Brian; And of course, it all depends what you ask for.ReplyDelete
Sometimes the hardest thing to ask for is help..ReplyDelete
Thanks Buzzars; Often it's the hardest thing to get.ReplyDelete
Delegate is the key word!ReplyDelete
Thanks Mona; Delegation works at every level.ReplyDelete
Yes, the Lord does help those who ask. Or something like that. Seek and ye shall find - I think that's it!!ReplyDelete
It sort of like how men are reluctent to ask for directions?
Excellent 55 My Friend
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End!
The truth here is almost painful. So witty and erudite. How'd you pack such a punch in so few words? Masterfully written.ReplyDelete
Jannie; How about 'ask and you shall recieve'...? Though it's not always the case...
G-Man; We always know where we're going - even when we're lost...
K; Most people are looking for some sort of guidance, and someone has to take the lead.
isn't this how we all approach courage?ReplyDelete
Thanks Daily Panic; It often takes as much courage to offer help as it does to ask for it.ReplyDelete
I will take that as an advice at my work...ReplyDelete
I wish I could remember that more often instead of trying to do everything. Good tale today.ReplyDelete
I love your writing because every now and again I "hear" the northern basic lines - "If you don't ask you don't get" now there is a familiar few words...or as my friend says "Shy kids get nowt" lol love the word nowt!ReplyDelete
Mine is up - be of it a tad from the norm!
Have a good Friday.
PS Thought about your poem last night - we had fisning chips at Whitby! lol!
oh yes.. very true.. if u don't ask, u don't get..!ReplyDelete
Wow. So true. You put so much into so few words. I really love this story. Have a great Friday :)ReplyDelete
Swputh; Show your initiative - management love it.
AJ; Even if you know how, delegating responsibilities implies belief in others.
Mrs. Nesbitt; I hope you can - I don't wann lose me northern accent.
Hope you enjoyed Whitby - and real fishing chips.
Leo; Ask a lot of questions and make a lot of mistakes; you'd be surprised how quickly you learn...
Thom; It's a formula that works, whatever your motive.
One of the cardinal rules of how to win friends and influence people is ask for help based on them being the expert! To hear or read my non-PC illustrated Friday 55 click here. Warning you may have to read the footnote after to make sense of it!ReplyDelete
Thanks John; I never read Carniegie's book, but must have had it quoted to me often.ReplyDelete
"Delegate responsibility upwards" Great line and truth there, Great read!ReplyDelete
Mine is up here
Thanks Austin; No 'I' in team...ReplyDelete
I like the way you kill two birds with one stone, to coin a phrase!ReplyDelete
I like this....delegating authority upwards. It's rather scary what people will do when told with authority.ReplyDelete
That is definitely one of my mottos.ReplyDelete
If you don't ask, you don't get.
hi.. just dropping by here... have a nice day! http://kantahanan.blogspot.com/ReplyDelete
well said in the end :)ReplyDelete
Jinksy; Why have a dog and bark yourself...?
Yvonne; The only way is up...
Scots Lass; Good for you.
Tagskie; Hi, I'll check out your blog.
Well said and often true. Lending a hand is what people do best.ReplyDelete
I need to do more of that. great 55.ReplyDelete
Thanks Cheryl; Always good to bring out the best in people.ReplyDelete
I love honest thoughts.
an award for you in my 55 post.
I think you're right...I also think that those higher up begin to feel a bit threatened if a rookie seems to know more than they do!! So it soothes their egos a bit if you ask for help!ReplyDelete
Asking for help is something we all need to do but often we don't because it seems so hard.ReplyDelete
Nara; I think we all do.
Jingle; We all need help sometimes.
RNSANE; It also shows others that its OK to ask.
Monkey Man; We've all been there.
Mama Zen; Part of the process.
KB; We just have to get over our embarrassment and speak.
A lot of truth and profound thinking in that 55. Some good advice might be found there.ReplyDelete
That works great in the first few weeks. After that, not so much.ReplyDelete
Teresa; I think we all know, but don't like to ask.
Magiceye; It's OK to ask.
Alice; Ther's always a limit to how much you can ask for and expect to receive.
Can I ask you a question Dad?ReplyDelete
Thanks Changnoi; I guess I had that coming... fire away.ReplyDelete
hahaha...FANTASTIC!!! That's what I believe too...ReplyDelete
Ask such that it doesn't appear as if you are asking...and there! Work done!! :)
I loved this 55 :)
Thanks Kavisionz; Or ask anyway, just to see what the reaction is.ReplyDelete
Now that's smart!ReplyDelete
Thanks Rebbecca; A simple solution to many problems.ReplyDelete
You dont ask, you dont get...So true. Nice oneReplyDelete
Thanks Jeeves; Glad you agree.ReplyDelete
Yes, I agree too. Often people really want to help but don't know how. Asking for specific help lets them do what they want to do anyway. It's a two way street :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Dee; And there's always the ulterior motive for asking...ReplyDelete