I can’t say no. That’s what it feels like when a colleague asks for help. Saying no to clients is hard, as I’ve discussed before here. Saying no to your colleagues is harder, because there’s that team work thing to take into account.
Can’t say no? get ready for generosity burnout
Here’s a few tips for Harvard Business Review about what to do when colleagues keep asking for help. And the resulting generosity burnout and collaborative overload. It’s a thing! Part of the proposed remedy from the Harvard Business Review article is to give with “boundaries”. Join me at Make that No Sound like Yes when you’re ready for some live practice setting those boundaries. So you too can lead a full, meaningful working life.
If you’d like to see my summary and “so what” of the HBR article, please contact me.