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The Power of Asking for Support: Courage is Contagious

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Guest Post by Mala Grewal Good leaders know that in order to spark and sustain change, support is a must have. Yet our society ironically holds “doing it on our own” in high esteem, even when it comes to leading and managing. We revere the strength it conveys to accomplish things alone, despite the often miserable journey. Why? The criticality of asking for support takes both vulnerability and courage. In a 2011 HBR article, Peter Fuda and Richard Badham use a snowball metaphor to…