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Edgar H. ScheinTuesday, April 29, 7:00 p.m. Helping: How to Offer, Give, and Receive Help Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling Channing House, 850 Webster St, Palo Alto Helping is a fundamental human activity, but it can also be a frustrating one. All too often our sincere offers of help are resented, resisted, or refused--and we often react the same way when people try to help us. In this seminal book on the topic--named one of the top five leadership books of 2009 by strategy+business magazine--Edgar Schein analyzes the social and psychological dynamics common to all types of helping relationships, explains why help is often not helpful, and shows what any would-be helpers must do to ensure that their assistance is both welcomed and genuinely useful. Edgar H. Schein, a former professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, has made a notable mark on the field of organizational development in many areas, including career development, group process consultation, and organizational culture.