Oh “No!” Your mouth just said, “Yes” when inside you’re still screaming, “Say No! Say No!” Now you’re stuck… and […]
“The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the […]
The workplace is under pressure these days. Many people are feeling extra stress as they are confused, dismayed, frustrated, maybe […]
The other day, I caught myself saying; “If I can do it, anybody can do it.” That may or may […]
With the birth of the first child of Catherine and Prince William, the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge, there is […]
Why Familiarity Rarely Breeds Contempt… There is an old saying: “Familiarity breeds contempt.” Yes, it’s true, familiarity can breed contempt. […]
Love the holidays, but hate those family gatherings? It’s that time of year again, but amidst your well-wishes and season’s […]
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?
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…..
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…