If you do not know it…admit it!

Recently I referred to the column by Naomi Karten. Her column states: ” Many people think asking for help is a sign of weakness. They’re wrong, though. Asking for help is actually a sign of strength, an indication that you’re willing to admit you can’t know everything and do everything yourself.”

My latest column for Bits & Chips magazine deals with asking for help since it enables us to tackle problems earlier and easier. In order to do so you need to have a good social climate in your team. A question for help should not be received with boo and bah’s. It’s not about individuals that need to know-all, the real goal is that you perform as a team. You can read it here…

About derkjandegrood

Derk-Jan de Grood, works for Squerist as senior test consultant and agile advisor. As Trainer, Consultant and Agile Coach, he is involved with improvements and agile implementations. Derk-Jan is the author of several successful books including TestGoal, Grip on IT and the Dutch Testers association’s jubilee book on future trends in testing. In 2016 he published “Agile in the Real World”, a book on SCRUM. Derk-Jan won several awards including the prestigious European Testing Excellence Award in 2014
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5 Responses to If you do not know it…admit it!

  1. Cannot agree more. Lots of mash ups can be prevented if people admit more often that they just don’t know.


  2. Hi Derk,
    Can it be in english ?



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