No is a tricky word, because you always want to be perceived as a can-do individual. In general, you should try to preempt situations in which you will have to decline an assignment.
Don’t let the pricey management consultants know it, but there’s a four-step recipe that will help you solve almost any complicated problem. This process isn’t for everyone.
Accomplished project managers understand that it’s not always smart to play it safe. Most people with project management experience are familiar with Cobb’s Paradox.
You’ve gathered input and heard people out, and then made the ultimate decision – but now you’ve got a team of unhappy staff members who wish it had gone a different way.