Mayday!

Asking for Help in Times of Need

M. Nora Klaver (Author)

Publication date: 07/09/2007

Mayday!

Mayday! details a 7-step process that takes the fear and intimidation out of asking for help.

Mayday! Asking for Help in Times of Need shows how to make the intimidating but potentially rewarding process of asking for help far less daunting. Using an inviting conversational style sprinkled with humor and personal stories, M. Nora Klaver first delves deeply into the social and psychological factors that keep us in isolation and then lays out a straightforward process for cultivating a mindset that will accept and invite help at home and at work. Using exercises and examples, she explains how to figure out what to ask for, whom to ask, how to ask, and when and where to ask.

Besides making our lives easier, Klaver shows that asking others for help can be an emotionally and spiritually enriching experience, one that, surprisingly, will end up making us feel more confident and will strengthen our relationships. Drawn from her twenty years of experience as both a personal and a Fortune 100 executive coach, Mayday! is the first book to fully integrate the body, mind, and emotions in a truly effective step-by-step approach to getting the help we need.

Mayday! takes a mature look at the challenge of asking for help, puncturing the philosophy of independence that can so often create feelings of isolation instead of strength. A most thought-provoking contribution.”
--Caroline Myss, author of Entering the Castle and Anatomy of the Spirit

"Don't let your fears subconsciously derail your passions--reclaim your voice. Read Mayday! It's revolutionary!"
--Dr.Victoria Halsey, Vice President of Applied Learning, The Ken Blanchard Companies, and coauthor of The Hamster Revolution: How to Manage Your Email Before It Manages You

"Mayday! Shows readers how to make the intimidating process of asking for help less daunting. In a conversational, inviting way, Klaver offers anecdotes and encouragement to show us how to ask for and let others help us when we need it. And, we all need it."
--Susan Abrams, author of The New Success Rules for Women: 10 Surefire Strategies for Reaching Your Career Goals pdate?

  • Offers a systematic approach to overcoming one of many people's greatest fears: asking for help

  • Explores why we are so reluctant to ask for help as well as precisely how to ask for it

  • Illustrated with personal stories and anecdotes from the author's coaching practice

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Mayday! details a 7-step process that takes the fear and intimidation out of asking for help.

Mayday! Asking for Help in Times of Need shows how to make the intimidating but potentially rewarding process of asking for help far less daunting. Using an inviting conversational style sprinkled with humor and personal stories, M. Nora Klaver first delves deeply into the social and psychological factors that keep us in isolation and then lays out a straightforward process for cultivating a mindset that will accept and invite help at home and at work. Using exercises and examples, she explains how to figure out what to ask for, whom to ask, how to ask, and when and where to ask.

Besides making our lives easier, Klaver shows that asking others for help can be an emotionally and spiritually enriching experience, one that, surprisingly, will end up making us feel more confident and will strengthen our relationships. Drawn from her twenty years of experience as both a personal and a Fortune 100 executive coach, Mayday! is the first book to fully integrate the body, mind, and emotions in a truly effective step-by-step approach to getting the help we need.

Mayday! takes a mature look at the challenge of asking for help, puncturing the philosophy of independence that can so often create feelings of isolation instead of strength. A most thought-provoking contribution.”
--Caroline Myss, author of Entering the Castle and Anatomy of the Spirit

"Don't let your fears subconsciously derail your passions--reclaim your voice. Read Mayday! It's revolutionary!"
--Dr.Victoria Halsey, Vice President of Applied Learning, The Ken Blanchard Companies, and coauthor of The Hamster Revolution: How to Manage Your Email Before It Manages You

"Mayday! Shows readers how to make the intimidating process of asking for help less daunting. In a conversational, inviting way, Klaver offers anecdotes and encouragement to show us how to ask for and let others help us when we need it. And, we all need it."
--Susan Abrams, author of The New Success Rules for Women: 10 Surefire Strategies for Reaching Your Career Goals pdate?

  • Offers a systematic approach to overcoming one of many people's greatest fears: asking for help

  • Explores why we are so reluctant to ask for help as well as precisely how to ask for it

  • Illustrated with personal stories and anecdotes from the author's coaching practice

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