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.
This links to a few of my interests
- how to say no nicely / make a no feel like a yes
- more about meetings
- Get what you want, say no nicely, persuade and inspire
- When you have to say no!
- I can’t say no to my colleague
- 13 ways not to say no
- Eight Ways to Say No With Grace and Style