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I never have enough time! Pt. 3: Can you say “no” without getting fired?

Janet is an Executive VP for a company with a culture of not saying “no” to meetings, projects, and requests from high-level colleagues or the CEO, Mathilda. While conducting a 360 feedback process for Janet recently, I interviewed Mathilda about Janet’s performance. When I asked Mathilda what she thought Janet’s greatest opportunity for growth was,

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I never have enough time! Pt. 2: Who controls Your Calendar?

People have interesting relationships with their calendars, I’ve noticed. My informal study of this reveals that it tends to go in one of two directions— Those who proactively and consistently control everything which goes on their calendar, or… Those who allow their calendars to be controlled by others. If you’re in the first camp, this

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