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May 18, 2020

Wayne Baker is the author of the new book “All You Have To Do Is Ask: How to Master the Most Important Skill for Success.” He is the Robert P. Thome Professor of Business Administration at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, and Faculty Director of the Center for Positive Organizations. Wayne is also a cofounder and board member of Give and Take, Inc., the developers of the Givitas platform based on the principles in his new book.

On this episode, you will hear Wayne talk about:

  • How his research led him to realize that the main obstacle that prevents people from getting the help they need, is their willingness (or unwillingness) to ask for help
  • The importance of asking for what you need to developing your career and finding success in your life
  • Some examples of how he has asked for help
  • The importance of maintaining human connection in the time of COVID-19

You can connect with Wayne on LinkedIn and learn more about his book at can also find out more about the Givitas platform here as well.

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