If you make a request, remember to check how it’s landed.
The difference between a request and a demand is that, with a request, the other person has a choice in how to respond. Check you are leaving time for the other person to agree or disagree. See if you are open to hearing a different approach altogether. If so, then you can be sure you are making a real request.
- · The person you’re asking feels respected and considered
- · You engage their willingness naturally
- · You feel confident making the request, because you can cope with hearing a ‘no’.