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Saying no to a project

Saying no to a project

There are so many things that we COULD be doing with our time. I always say that time management is a political issue, meaning that putting our time where others…

cindytonkin December 14, 2017
What the death of data science means to you

What the death of data science means to you

This post about the death of data science supports my long held belief that the softer skills (influence, negotiation, managing yourself, your ability to make no…

cindytonkin June 24, 2017
I can't say no to my colleague

I can't say no to my colleague

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…

cindytonkin February 9, 2017
Hell Yeah! or no

Hell Yeah! or no

Since I’ve started collecting things about how to make a “no” sound more like a “yes” for this program, I’ve come across a treasure…

cindytonkin February 8, 2017
Saying No is a power...

Saying No is a power...

“I think power is having the freedom to say no to something you don’t want to do. Feeling like you can say without any negative repercussions is an important…

cindytonkin January 23, 2017
You gotta say no sometimes!

You gotta say no sometimes!

We all must say “NO” to our clients sometimes. But how we say it, and why we choose to do so should be something we have determined in advanced. Strategy…

cindytonkin November 22, 2016
Saying no is the hardest lesson

Saying no is the hardest lesson

Was talking to a client about my Make No Sound like Yes program today. Initially, when I tell people about this program they say “But you shouldn’t say…

cindytonkin November 10, 2016
The Consultant who always said "yes"

The Consultant who always said "yes"

Whenever I working with smart consultants in my “Make NO sound like YES” program, there are always a few consultants in the room who say they don’t…

cindytonkin May 9, 2016
Don’t call me Big Nose

Don’t call me Big Nose

“Don’t call my wife Big Nose!” Monty Python, Life of Brian How many times today have you had to say no? Or how many times SHOULD you have said no (but didn’t).…

cindytonkin May 9, 2016
When you have to say no!

When you have to say no!

Saying no isn’t a comfortable experience for you. Or for your clients, colleagues or kids. They don’t want to hear it. You don’t want to say it.…

cindytonkin March 20, 2016
13 ways not to say no

13 ways not to say no

Here are 13 delicious ways NOT to say no (no matter how much you want to). No. It’s out of scope. No. My boss says it’s not a priority. No. It’s not important.…

cindytonkin February 25, 2016
Seven points (or more) of pressure for the technical professional

Seven points (or more) of pressure for the technical professional

Who do you have to say no to? Alex is a data analyst. Some days he feels like his job is to say no. Just today he had to say no to: the head of marketing strategy,…

cindytonkin February 25, 2016
Soft Skills for Technical Professionals

Soft Skills for Technical Professionals

Data is the new black. Analytics is the future. Research shows us that those with greater social (or soft) skills will be better paid, be promoted more and our…

cindytonkin May 2, 2012