Having a leadership role in an organization can take over every waking hour of the day, and probably cut into your sleep as well. Managers quickly realize they need to use every time management tool at their disposal. Calendars, to do lists, and organizational tools help, but at some point, you discover that you simply can’t do everything you want to in a day. This discovery can lead to a sense of panic and fear that you can’t keep up.
It may seem counterintuitive but doing less can help you accomplish more. By identifying your priorities, you can concentrate on what matters and let the rest go. That means learning when to say no.
- Learn the importance of saying “No”
- Identify the perils of saying “Yes”
- Identify the reasons you should say “No”
- Discuss when you should say “No”
Study Guide (Optional)
We know that different people like to learn in different ways. If you like to write notes as you work through a course, here’s a handy study guide (.PDF) for you, in printable or “fillable” form. Use the printable version if you would like to print out the study guide and write down your notes. Or, if you prefer to use a PDF reader you can take notes on your favorite handheld device using the “fillable” version.