What is the process?
I learned four words today that blew my mind, words I simply had to pass on to the women of Career Girl Network. My coach said to ask, “What is the process…” Not “can we” or “should we” or “might I”? For instance, if you’re looking for a raise, don’t ask your boss, “Would it be possible for me to get a slight raise in my pay?” Instead, say, “What is the process we need to undertake in order to renegotiate my compensation?”
“What is the process” – it assumes two things. 1) There is a process. And 2) The answer to this question can never be “No.”
So the next time you’re in a tight spot with your boss or co-workers, phrase the question differently and ask them, “What is the process…”