Know the Value of Your No

Oh “No!” Your mouth just said, “Yes” when inside you’re still screaming, “Say No! Say No!” Now you’re stuck… and […]

Confused? Dismayed? Frustrated?

The workplace is under pressure these days. Many people are feeling extra stress as they are confused, dismayed, frustrated, maybe […]

Not Another Donut!

Why Familiarity Rarely Breeds Contempt… There is an old saying: “Familiarity breeds contempt.” Yes, it’s true, familiarity can breed contempt. […]

Success with Holiday Stress

Love the holidays, but hate those family gatherings? It’s that time of year again, but amidst your well-wishes and season’s […]

How to have a perfect holiday

What the heck is perfect anyway? Is it the Norman Rockwell vision of everyone sitting ’round the table with a Martha Stewart turkey? I don’t think I could get that color on a turkey even if I spray-painted it.

And who invented brussels sprouts anyway?

How To Say “No” With Ease – Part Two

Rule #2: Size of Ask x Time = # of Yes(es) possible…

Size of Ask: Those experts in “pester power” have “center-of-the-universe’itis” and they most often think they are being perfectly reasonable in asking just one more favor of you.

Time: How often have you heard “It will only take a minute…” and learned that…..

Don’t use that tone of voice with me

I have no problem saying ”no” most of the time but I find myself using the wrong words and tone of voice. So I come across as being uncooperative and not a “team player” because I don’t communicate as eloquently as I would prefer when choosing to say ”no”. Any tips you can share? Good question Lynn…