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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:03 am    Post subject: The power of saying no Reply with quote

There's an interesting article on Mint this morning about the power of saying no to requests to colleagues.

http://www.mint.com/blog/how-to/the-power-of-no-at-work/

How good are you at deflecting potential distractions?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent and interesting article, thanks.

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Totally useless at it. Otherwise I wouldn't be here right now. Laughing I don't really mind, though. I'm not trying to work my way up the corporate ladder. Things get done - or they don't. Or sometimes I just have to pay someone else to do it. My whole time is spent on distractions, but I enjoy it. I think I'm worth it. Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started reading the article and then thought "No. Reading this is one of those distractions that the author's alluding to." Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So true, so true. Distractions I think are probably the biggest issue for managers, who in the course of their job, are distracted by subordinates who need their help. It's easy to confuse these necessary and 'job-description' related distractions, with those that aren't helping you do your job any better at all.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another difficulty is defining what is "work" and what is a "distraction". Paul decided that the article Adi linked to was a distraction, whereas I didn't. I thought it might be useful for me to work more effectively in future. Very Happy

Work vs distractions could well be more important when you're in the corporate world, but when you have people running their own online businesses, it can all get a bit blurred. For example, I was going on a trip and Paul asked, "business or pleasure?" . I replied that I didn't know because it was all the same really. Cool
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