I love the spirit of the question “How Can I Help You?”
For starters, it puts the focus on the other person, emphasizing that you’re looking to give as well as just receive in professional relationships. The intent is a good one, because giving in business is as much a factor of success as anything else. (If you don’t believe me, read this great book by Adam Grant called Give and Take).
However, I don’t think this question is ideal all by itself. Here’s why. Continue Reading