Are you familiar with this one? “The problem we have at our company is prioritizing the important versus the urgent.” The first time I heard this statement I didn’t understand what they meant. Obviously, if it is important then it is also urgent, right?
One of my readers recently asked me if I could write about how to say, “No.” Upon reflection, I probably could have asked more questions about the request to narrow down the topic. Whether you are in a meeting at work, having a discussion with the boss, or having a conversation with a fellow professional, “no” matters a lot.