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||Posted - 03/06/2012 : 5:31:37 PM
I was doing research for my latest dig hole and fall in and found this funny article
A straight "No" robs you of influence and will quickly earn you a negative reputation among your colleagues. I like Shawn Wood's version of saying some version of "Yes, but ..."
Yes. I can do this in your timeframe and in your budget. (A full yes)
Yes. I can do this in your budget but I am going to have to change the timeframe. (Yes, but)
Yes. I can do this, but not in your timeframe or your budget. Let's negotiate. (Yes, but but)
Yes. I can do this, but I do not think it is the best way. May I make suggestions? (Yes, however)
Yes, I can have someone else do this for you. (Yes, but not me ...)
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||Posted - 03/10/2012 : 09:07:34 AM
My favorite line is "I'll let you know" Then you can return with a yes.
||Posted - 03/06/2012 : 6:30:57 PM
Or if your like some people I've had the pleasure of working with, it's Yes, I can do that for you, but it never gets done. Which is a round about way of them getting back to No... grrrrr.