We all want to have a valuable network of people we can call on to help us or help when our colleagues need us. Building a network like this takes time. In order to get around the necessary leg work required to build a healthy network, we try to cut corners. So instead we try to cut corners by sending bad requests. Usually, these requests aren’t thought out and fail to get us what we want. More importantly, we forget that the person we are trying to meet is usually busy and any request of their time is seen as a hurdle to their own goals.
A typically sloppy request of someone’s time looks like this: [Read more…] about Poor requests don’t deserve good answers