Do less and obsess is the first of 7 principles that top performers have in common in Morten Hansen’s book Work Less Achieve more (podcast here). Here are some useful ideas from the podcast.
This ability to say no is really crucial if you want to be a top performer. It’s something that many people, including myself, struggle with.
It is very difficult to push back at your boss.
bad meetings lead to more bad meetings
meetings are for discussion so we can decide
I found this fabulous, funny (and totally impractical in the corporate world) poster of 25 badass ways to say no .You’ll see in the comic below some of the corporate No we hear which are just not acceptable.
Even the Harvard Business Review points out that strategy is about knowing when to say no.
This links to a few of my interests