As children, those who celebrate Christmas are told to be nice and good and to write to Santa with what they want for Christmas. As adults, I think we could all take our parents' advice and do the same thing when it comes to asking for what we want from our boss, co-workers, friends, or colleagues.
Here is a "letter to Santa" I put out last week on my Facebook page as kind of a joke but half-serious as I want to meet someone this holidays season:
I'd like a girlfriend this Christmas who is witty, pretty and single. I've been good this year and haven't asked you for anything for Christmas in 30 years.
To the point, direct, and a little silly, this email netted many responses and people coming out of the woodwork to assist me in my quest. Perhaps by Christmas "Santa" will bring me what I want!
Think about something you've wanted for work, yourself, or your business. Find a funny way to get it out there, or be direct and ask for what you want. It may work wonders!