We all need a favor from time to time. How often are we so paralyzed by the fears of perceived failure that we choose to pursue the outcome we require via conflict rather than collaboration. When you need a favor from a colleague, do you find yourself bullying them to get your way? Or do you argue for your position’s superiority to theirs?
Why not start by searching for that win-win? and when what isn’t readily available and it is going to have to be a ‘your loss – my gain’ why not frame it as a favor, always prefaced with a “PLEASE”.
It all comes around folks.