As today's guest, Rick Gough, says, at work it's great to be able to say "Yes". You'll be seen in a positive light for your willingness and 'can-do attitude, and possibly even improve your career prospects. And it's nice to please others. But, as Rick says, it comes at a cost. 
There's a time to say "No"; it can be empowering, and "good for everybody".
In this episode we discuss the whys and wherefores of politely refusing rather than just agreeing.
It's not that simple, of course, and it can be quite challenging. Depending on who's asking, it can  be scary, so we cover that too. But in the long run (Rick has 27 years' experience as an employee, mentor and manager), it pays to be honest if you feel overworked, under-skilled, or for whatever reason, would rather not take on that extra task.

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