Five Ways to Say No Without Jeopardizing Your Reputation at Work

You’re swamped. Your plate  is full. You are juggling as it is. Then your boss – or someone else at work – asks if you can take on another assignment. What do you do?

You know you should say ‘no’ to this one – but yuck…saying no is right up with your other least favorite things to do…like going to the dentist to get a cavity filled. Well, at least that’s the case for many people including a Globe and Mail reader who sent in a question to the Globe Career’s Ask an Expert Coach feature. 

New! On today’s Globe and Mail career site and in the paper edition:  Read what I wrote to this reader — “Five Ways to Say No Without Jeopardizing Your Reputation at Work”.

Sometimes saying ‘no’ is really saying yes — to being small; risking less than standard work; and more.

Reflect — what are you saying yes to when you shy away from the appropriate times to say ‘no’?

 What are your strategies, tactics, experiences with saying ‘no’ when it is appropriate?

Additional ResourcesSee my Webinar/Workshop page on this blog for a listing of Webinars (free) — including: Are you Addicted to the Yes Habit? As well, a couple more articles related to how to learn to say no from Investment Executive. See Part I and Part II (Investment Executive, March 2012).

Here’s to a TGIM Work + Life.

Eileen

Back to TGIMWORKLIFE HOME PAGE

Advertisements

Tags: ,

3 Responses to “Five Ways to Say No Without Jeopardizing Your Reputation at Work”

  1. www.pinterest.com Says:

    2) Reward yourself for just about any social interactions you make.
    Managing feelings of shyness can be an ongoing process.

    With the right awareness, you are able to overcome social
    anxiety and shyness.

  2. photography class cincinnati Says:

    To apart while using effort of controlling multiple lighting
    sources some photographers will shoot in the evening and use strobes only.
    Even experienced photographers may miss a moment while
    fumbling around in Manual Mode. You should also practice
    poses in your own time before your photo session begins.

  3. glutathione reductase cofactor Says:

    It exists in most cell of the body and Is very important for-life itself.
    You can ask the Doctors, Physicians of most people, should be aware of this.
    Glutathione drugs are swarming the souk these days.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: