Saturday, September 11, 2010

What They Say vs. What They Mean

Experience has taught me that when people say “You’re too busy. You need to learn to say ‘No’ to people.” it’s never their projects they want you to learn to say ‘No’ to.

I have learned that when people at work say that you need to work on your prioritization skills, what they really mean is that you need to stop putting your own work and other people’s projects before their pet projects.


So what do you do when faced with this? You do what is right. You do what you believe is best for the organization. The people who are really in charge will recognize this and act accordingly. And if they do not, they are not the kind of people you want to be working for anyway.