the subtle art of saying no

The Subtle Art of Saying No

Saying no seems easy. But for many people it is not. I regularly work with people who have too much on their plate. They haven’t said no, whether in their work life or home life, and are overextended. By not saying no, stress levels increase, the most important work doesn’t get done, or other people are robbed of developmental opportunities. In some cases, not saying no leaves other people hanging.

The most successful people I work with have figured out the subtle art of saying no. The person on the receiving end of the “no” understands and walks away understanding why, and respecting the response. And the person who said no is able to focus on the most important things.

Have you mastered the subtle art of saying no? If not, what is holding you back?

Posted in Leadership, Strategy.