The most productive word in the English language is NO.
Everyone wants to be seen as a “can do,” ”make it happen,” person. When the fact of the matter is that you are stretching yourself wayyyyyyyyyyy to thin for things and people that don’t often have the ability to give you a good return on your investment. As leaders we must be strategic in what we say “yes” to when given the option to choose. In this season of doing more with less it is becoming increasingly more difficult to give our BEST effort with overworked, under rewarded resources. Protect the people you lead by making “no” a part of your vocabulary so that when you do say “yes” they are ready to run the extra mile.
Enna A. Bachelor