Saying No as a Leader

Yes or no buttons

 

Leader…

Gain the courage to say no…

You need that ability…

It will save you future headaches and heartaches. It will protect your family. It will protect your leadership. It will protect your time to do what you were called to do as a leader. It will help you be more effective.

I believe in empowering people. I believe in helping people as much as I can. I believe in saying yes, whenever I can.

But…

  • If you know it is not going to work…
  • If you know you can’t support it…
  • If you know the answer is no…
  • If you know you don’t have the time…
  • If you know it’s a distraction from the vision…
  • If you know, deep in your leader gut, that the best answer is no…

Say no…

If you’re going to say it eventually anyway…

Say it now.

  • Don’t lead people on
  • Don’t try to appease them.

That’s what leaders do.

Do you have trouble with no?

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