Public Health & Health Sciences

How to Say No without Guilt

Have you ever said yes to a colleague’s request only to feel regret and resentment later? You might ask, “Why do I do this to myself?!” Science suggests that human beings are naturally inclined to say yes. However, saying no can actually improve your relationships and reputation. In this audio-only course, Dr. Vanessa Patrick shares why we struggle to say no–while providing guilt-free approaches for declining requests.

Dr. Vanessa Patrick is an associate dean at the University of Houston and author of The Power of Saying No: The New Science of How to Say No that Puts you in Charge of your Life.

Learn the three competencies of empowered refusal, and discover how to set rules to protect your priorities–and decipher which requests deserve exceptions. Plus, find out how to make refusing even easier with time and technology buffers

This course was created by Pete Mockaitis of How to Be Awesome at Your Job. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.

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