My peers and I talk a lot about how hard it is to say no in a professional setting. We want to be helpful. We want to prove to our bosses we can handle tough assignments or new responsibilities. We want to guide the less experienced just as our mentors guided us.
Problem is, we end up saying yes too much—which leaves us overextended, anxious, and burnt out.
Luckily, this SlideShare explains exactly how to turn down requests diplomatically yet firmly. Next time I’m on the verge of agreeing to something I shouldn’t be, I’m going to use these tips and just say no.