Category Archive: Saying No

The Deadly Danger of Maybe

You don’t like to say no, so you say maybe. But saying maybe is more harmful than saying no. You can’t execute on  maybe. You say maybe because you falsely believe it’s helpful.… Continue reading

How to Deal with People Who Drive You Crazy

Crazy people are everywhere. Changing jobs won’t help. Deal with them now, or deal with them later. You can’t escape! 12 Crazies: Dramatic Dennis thinks everything’s a crisis. Helpful Helen doesn’t know what… Continue reading

10 ways to Enhance Charisma

Admiration converts to influence. Charismatic leaders achieve results through presence and personality. People seek the approval of charismatic leaders. They love giving them what they want. Magnetism and influence characterize charismatic leaders. 10… Continue reading

Ten Ways to Say Yes to Saying No

Saying no feels like a door closing. But, those who can’t say no end up over-committed, overwhelmed, and ineffective. Saying no is the first step toward freedom for someone who says yes too much. Yes:… Continue reading

How to Rise Above Gift Exchanges at Work

Obligatory gifts aren’t gifts. Generosity requires freedom.  Gift giving was magic when our children were young. Some years money was tight and we added homemade gifts to store-bought. During prosperous years we over did… Continue reading

The Jerk Quotient for Leaders

Jerks expect respect but don’t extend it. The gap between respect extended and respect expected is the jerk quotient for leaders. Peons earn respect. But, the power chair is enough for jerks. Rude: Jerks… Continue reading