Counter-Offer

Counter-Offer

In an earlier blog post, I explained that there are options beyond a simple “yes” or “no” for responding to a request for your time. I briefly described the strategies of “Commit to Commit” and “Counter-Offer,” and I hope you’ve found those principles helpful! In this...
Four Ways to Survive 2021

Four Ways to Survive 2021

No one is a stranger to stress. Everyone has difficult days, weeks, and sometimes months. Just reading that last sentence has probably brought a few personal examples to mind. Most of us can deal with that kind of temporary interruption. But 2020 was a difficult year....
Do you have a hard time saying no?

Do you have a hard time saying no?

I frequently work with high-performing managers who ask me, “How can I manage my time better?” What I often find is that the problem isn’t time management—it’s over committing.  How familiar does this sound:  You have a jammed pack day of meetings, and as you walk...