Friday, December 4

The art of saying “no”: 4 strategies to reject what you cannot (or do not want) to do at work


  • Cecilia Barría
  • BBC World News

If you always say yes to all the demands of bosses, co-workers, clients and others involved in the work, perhaps you can come to feel very important or even irreplaceable.

The problem is that it can become a recipe to end up being overwhelmed and, instead of achieving the objectives you seek, cause disappointments that will affect your professional image and the success of your career.

That’s what Bruce Tulgan, founder of the American firm of professional training for business managers Rainmaker Thinking and author of books such as “The Art of Making Yourself Indispensable at Work” puts it.

The only way to be successful is to learn to say no, making people feel respected, “says Tulgan in a dialogue with BBC Mundo.

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