Peter -- love it -- know when to say to no.....as a measure of success
Angelika -- sometimes no is really no.....no?
and -- glenn -- no -- not as a conversation stopper -- but as catalyst!!
No can be positive - if said right -- positve no - ing???
At iMpact, we try to say "No, but...." Simply saying "No" doesn't engage in conversation, and doesn't imply a willingness to help solve the question, problem, or issue. "Can we do this?" "No, but we can do this...or if we change this parameter to this, we can do it." It's worth a shot...every time you think you should say "no," ...
That's definitely worth a thought or two.
You see, there's a feminine pov: Some of us, the well raised women of the western and eastern hemisphere, have been teached to never (never?) bluntly say NO. Well, almost never. You know the exceptions, Gentleman. Myself, having been raised within a rigid and tight Prussian household and educated at some public schools ...