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Episode 6: The Art of Saying "No" Professionally

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In this episode of The Happy Leader, I delve into the crucial skill of saying no professionally as a leader. I share insights and advice on how mastering the art of saying no can help leaders avoid overwhelm, protect their passion for their work, and enhance their ability to be seen as promotable. I'll emphasize the importance of setting boundaries, smart workload management, and fostering a culture of respect and clear communication within teams.

And, from the Silicon Valley Archives, I share the story of "Minli" who faced challenges in speaking up and saying no due to cultural influences and personal tendencies. Hear what she did to get comfortable saying “No" and how it helped her career.

Key Questions Discussed In the Podcast

  • Why it's important to strategically and professionally say no.
  • Why saying No to some tasks will open you up to other possibilities that align better with your goals.
  • How to look for the "Win-win"

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