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21 Reasons Managers Need To Say 'no' More Often


By: Martin Haworth


Language is one of the most common denominators in the work we do with our employees. Making sure we are understood -and understand - can so often be a valuable investment of the time we have.

And we also have to put the time and effort in to get what we want, rather than go for the easier, less productive option.

We need to ensure that we have the mental capacity to be tough when we need to and this is not where we act to the detriment of others, for there is much value in being demanding for ourselves, our people and the bigger organization as well.

We have the opportunity to discipline ourselves better and leverage the capabilities of those around us much more than we do right now.

You see...

You 'Saying No' is Great For You as A Manager, because...

and then...

Your 'Saying No' is Great For Employees as well, because...

whilst not forgetting that...

Your 'Saying No' is Great For Your Organization too, because...

When you are prepared to take the risk and avoid the obvious ways to always comply, there are many rewards for what might seem to be negativity and awkwardness on your part.

In fact, being prepared to 'say no' is a very constructive action to take, when you are in control and doing is for a value-creating reason.

For everyone involved.

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