The strategic art of saying No

The strategic art of saying No

Did you know that Apple says no to good ideas every day?

In the world of business, good strategy is as much about what you don’t do as it is about what you do, and good leadership is knowing when to say “no” just as much as knowing when to say “yes.”

(Article by Jeanne Hardy on www.business2community.com 9 Oct 2019)

It’s an important component of your strategic focus and alignment—in order to give your full attention to the “yeses” you’ve outlined in your business strategy, you may need to deliberately say no to other things.

That might be saying no to a potentially great idea, or no to customers, even at the expense of turning down new business. You may need to say no in order to prioritize other parts of your business strategy.

Here are three examples in which saying no helped companies to focus on what was most important and ultimately achieve their business goals:

  • Saying no to good ideas
  • Saying no to clients or customers
  • Saying no, for now

Read the full article here at www.business2community.com

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