Category Archive: Saying No

How to Say No to the Boss When You’ve Always Said Yes

You’re trapped if you can’t say no to the boss. My first no. The first time I said no to my boss was a painful moment of clarity. I wanted to be the… Continue reading

7 Ways to Say, “No,” When It’s Easier to Say, “Yes”

Tough and mean are two different things. Mean is uncaring. You don’t have to choose between a caring heart and tough decision. 7 Ways to say, “No.” #1. Declare good intentions. “I’d love… Continue reading

Arrogance and Other Concerns with Stretching People

This post is a follow up to this morning’s post, “How to Stretch People without Breaking Them.” Thanks to the people who added comments and inspired this post. Arrogance: The idea of stretching… Continue reading

Legacy: Define Power – Determine Purpose – Discover Passion

“We don’t get burned out because of what we do. We get burned out because we forget why we do it.” Jon Gordon, co-author of, “Life Word,” with Dan Britton and Jimmy Page.… Continue reading

The Deadly Danger of Maybe

You don’t like to say no, so you say maybe. But saying maybe is more harmful than saying no. You can’t execute on  maybe. You say maybe because you falsely believe it’s helpful.… Continue reading

How to Deal with People Who Drive You Crazy

Crazy people are everywhere. Changing jobs won’t help. Deal with them now, or deal with them later. You can’t escape! 12 Crazies: Dramatic Dennis thinks everything’s a crisis. Helpful Helen doesn’t know what… Continue reading