Chief of Staff: How to Get Better at Saying No at Work, and Why It Matters - Michelle Gibbings

In this article for Chief of Staff, Michelle suggests, “When it comes to the ingredients for career success, people are often encouraged to think that they should say: “Yes!” to everything that comes their way. This may make those around you happy – but it’s unlikely to meet your needs.”

As an in-demand EA, it is probably not unusual to find yourself agreeing to things you don’t want to do; being over-worked and under-appreciated. In time you may feel resentful, and you will
struggle to find the balance that works for you. An essential part of avoiding burnout and having the career you want is learning how and when to say “No” successfully. And a crucial part of this is being ready and willing to deliver your this response with courage, compassion and conviction.

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