When You Should Say No

Do you feel like you are always saying “no,” or are you the person who always says “yes” to employee requests, to teammate requests, or even to your children’s requests?

Whether you are a new or seasoned leader, knowing when to say yes and when to hold your ground with a no will not only assist you in your leadership but it will also allow your team to learn from your decisions.

My answer rule is pretty easy: Say yes when you can so you can say no when you must. Now, I know some of you are thinking, “I have no problem saying no, and I do it all the time!” Then there are just as many of you who say yes all the time because no seems too dominant or dictatorial. (more…)