Last week I sent an email to several of my colleagues asking them to take on a huge task on a tight timeframe with very little preparation or support. Within a few hours, every single one of them had sent back an enthusiastic “count me in!” And not only that, but then they started sending me notes to thank me for asking them. Now let me clarify some of the context here. To a one, these are people whose work schedules border on the insane. I also have zero authority over any of them – so there’s no sucking up to the boss here. So what the heck is going on?