Saying NO is a learned skill.

How good are you at saying NO?

Saying NO is a challenge for many leaders, especially those in ministry. 

I get it. We want to help. We want to make a difference. That’s why we entered ministry.  Yet, if we say YES to everything – we become ineffective!

What do we do? Learn to say NO!  That’s right-saying NO is a learned skill.
And just like every other skills, with practice it gets easier.

If saying NO is a learned skill, consider the following:

  • Practice saying NO.  I know one person who has decided that every Thursday he will say know to at least one thing.
  • Notice when it’s easier to say NO.  Harder to say NO.  What are you discovering about yourself?
  • Who has mastered the art of knowing when to say NO and when to say YES? What can you learn from them?
  • What are the guidelines that you will put into place when deciding whether to say YES or NO?
All the best to you,

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I would like to invite you to join our next Mentor-Coaching Group. Mentor-Coaching is one of the best ways to hone your coaching skills. In our group mentor-coaching program, you will receive in-the-moment feedback on your coaching ability from both the faculty member and fellow students. You also have the opportunity to observe others as they coach and learn from their feedback. The mentor-coaching group is a safe, supportive environment to practice the skills you have learned in class.

May/June/July 2014: Mentor-Coaching Group: The dates are: Mondays at 1:00pm Eastern Time – May 12, 19, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & July 7 – 2014.

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Please feel free to contact me if I can be of any additional help.

P.S.  If you are interested in pursuing a coaching credential from the International Coach Federation, mentor-coaching is a requirement.

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