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3 Questions to Help You Decide on Saying Yes or No at Work
Hi there. I’m Farnoosh Brock, and I help you get promoted faster at your job and get the money you deserve. I have a question for you today. Do you have people coming to you at work all the time asking you to help them to do something, or can you do a favor for them? And do you struggle with saying no or even know whether you should say yes or no? This is the topic for today, and I have a little secret for you.
To get ahead at your job and to go very, very far you do not have to say yes to everything that comes across your desk. But, you do want to be a leader. You want to be a resource and you want to be professional at all times. In fact, there is a skill to saying no and still have people like and trust you.
So, today I want to give you the three question process. Every time something comes to you, you ask these three questions to know whether you should say yes or no.
John comes over and says, “Hey, can you please help me with this? I’m really overwhelmed and I could really use your help.”
First Question to Ask Yourself Is …
The first question you should ask yourself is: Is John in your direct chain of command? Is he your manager, is he your manager’s friend or peer? Is he your manager’s boss so that’s your direct leadership command? If yes, then you probably want to say, “Yes, John. I am happy to help you with that.”
Second Question to Ask Yourself Is …
The second question you would ask is: is John a person that maybe you built a relationship with in the past or you hope to build a relationship with in the future? Someone that could help you with your career? Someone that may have an influence in your future in the organization? If that’s a yes, then you probably want to say, “Yes, John. I’m happy to help you with that.”
Third and Last Question to Ask Yourself is …
And the last question is: you want to know whether this particular opportunity that John has for you helps you with your own personal growth and development. In fact, it is something you even want to do? And if that’s a yes, then you can go back to John and help him do it.
However, if none of those questions are a yes for you, then you want to find a way to say no to John but to do it in the right way. So, one way to do it is to say, “Look, John. I would really like to help you but right now I am really overcommitted. However, here is a resource that can help you with this project that I have used in the past,” or, “here is a person that would be a very good fit for what you have.” So you act as a helpful resource to John and send him in a direction that helps them with this work without getting involved.
So, those are my tips for you today because it’s really important to know what to say yes to and what to say no to and do it in a way that you remain liked and trusted at the workplace.
Have You Been Promoted at Your Job Yet this Year?
What did you take away from this video? Do you know when to say no to your boss now? Or when to say yes to others? I hope one of them was to know that you do have a choice and if you exercise it well, you will be recognized as a leader and respected by your management. Plus you’ll pave the way for your promotion.
Have you been promoted at your job this year? Or in the last 12-18 months?
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In order to move up to the next level, you need to stop doing things that are counter productive to your success and focus on what matters the most. But to do that, you need to know what those things are. That’s where my course comes in.
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