010: The Art Of Saying No Once You've Already Said Yes

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Episode 10: The Art Of Saying No Once You've Already Said Yes.

When I talk to managers who haven't quite mastered the art of saying no once they've already said yes, here's what they tell me:

  1. Saying no always sucks - but especially sucks when you've already said yes and now you have to renege on that yes;
  2. And it sucks because backing out inevitably make you worry that you'll burn bridges, or people will think you're unreliable and not a great team player; and
  3. For those who might be a little more sensitive than most - like me - then we worry that retracting the agreement to help and then facing the impact of the other person's disappointment might be too much to handle.

So - where you can - try doing this instead..


To the ambitious new manager, the big question is this:

What does it take to be a great manager?

Well, great managers know how to motivate and build a great team.

Great managers know how to win trust and respect, make an impact and achieve their goals.

And great managers get promoted, again and again. And they make more money because of it.

So how do managers like you, who are bootstrapping your own careers, join their club?

That is the question, and this podcast will give you the answers.

My name’s Michael Barrell and welcome to Making a Manager.

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