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How to Say NO: Noble Objection – the Ultimate in Time Management

What do you do when all other time management methods fail you? You have too much to do. You need to say ‘no’. You need to make a Noble Objection.

But it’s not so simple. So, I’ll show you how to say NO properly – and make it a positive response.

Watching this video is worth 2 Management Courses CPD Points*.
(See below for more details)

This video is part of course module number 1.6.2
Program 1: Managing Yourself
Course 6: Personal Productivity
Section 2: Time Management

Relevant videos in the same section as this video include:
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– The Power of Habits: Productivity through Effective Working
https://youtu.be/kXmz_E8yUGw
– Organization: How to Enhance Your Productivity by Being Organized
https://youtu.be/2eUYH0z2yiQ
– Planning, Preparation, and Follow-up: Effective Working for Better Productivity
https://youtu.be/XZUCfd9xov0
– Failure of Multitasking: The Multitasking Myth
https://youtu.be/IEN_hP9dtIM
– Overcome Overwhelm: Dealing with the Feeling of Being Overwhelmed
https://youtu.be/Gp21qbsesbc
– Monkey Management: How to Deal with a Monkey on Your Back
https://youtu.be/itwtlfwE6fY
– Email Wrangling: How to Manage Your Email Effectively
https://youtu.be/Z_yz27nTu1M
– Goal Setting: The Start of Your Time Management
https://youtu.be/xgQk_Ozu2V4
– Time Management with The OATS Principle
https://youtu.be/B_W9uhKviFU
– To Do List and 7 Other Lists You Should Use Instead
https://youtu.be/ywiCVY6mSgE
– Prioritization: Understand Urgent & Important
https://youtu.be/HX6ByEBuStU
– Prioritization with the Pareto Principle – the 80-20 Rule
https://youtu.be/Q5GAH0yMzwk
– How to Handle Overload: When Time Management is Not Enough
https://youtu.be/1nFgjJ3FizU
– How to Handle Interruptions and Distractions
https://youtu.be/VhkmMn0Yh8E
– Strategic Time Management: What and How
https://youtu.be/4YNO0a_rYDw

LESSON NOTES
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The ultimate solution to overload is to do less. And that means saying ‘no’ to yourself and to others.

But saying no is hard. It feels negative, people don’t like it, and it removes the chance to do something and succeed.

Be prepared to say ‘NO’ to the right things
These are things that do not contribute enough. If you were to do them, then they would limit your ability to focus on things that matter more.

When you say NO for the right reasons, and in a courteous and respectful way, this is not negative at all. It is a Noble Objection.

How do you make a Noble Objection and say NO?

Evaluate your Choice
Which is right: Yes or a NO? Ask questions and test the possible outcomes to see which is right.

Clear, Calm, Confident, Courteous
You may want to apologize. That’s fine, but express regret for the impact it has on the other person, not for your choice.

Never a Naked NO
Always clothe your NO in a ‘because’. People accept a NO more easily when they know there’s a good reason. If your reasoning is flawed, they can ask you to reconsider.

Where you can, make helpful suggestions.

RECOMMENDED EXERCISE
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1. What things could you have said NO to in the last few weeks? (2 MC CPD Point)
2. Reflect on a few examples. Imagine them happening again. How will you make your Noble Objection next time? (2 MC CPD Points)
3. Next time someone asks you to do something you know you shouldn’t really do, say NO; make a Noble Objection. (2 MC CPD Points)
4. Afterwards, evaluate your NO. How dd it feel? How effective way it? What can you learn for next time? (2 MC CPD Points)

DOWNLOADS
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Free Resources
– CPD Tools – https://gum.co/MC-CPD
Paid resources
– Management Courses Onboarding Kit – https://gum.co/MC-ObK ($3)

RECOMMENDED READING
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I’ll be as modest as I can. I’m something of an expert on effective working, personal productivity, & time management, with 4 best-selling books by 3 international publishers.
All my books cover the idea of the Noble Objection. But one features it at the heart. For a masterclass in saying NO:
– The Yes/No Book: How to do less… and achieve more
https://geni.us/yhF90n
Also…
– The Time Management Pocketbook
https://geni.us/gHa4
– How to Manage Your Time
https://geni.us/Cpvp
– Powerhouse: Turbo Boost Your Effectiveness and Start Making a Serious Impact
https://geni.us/H7GDizc

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Eating Frogs: A Solution to Procrastination
How to Handle Interruptions and Distractions
How to Handle Overload: When Time Management is Not Enough
How to Clear a Backlog – The 4 Rs Method
Prioritization with the Pareto Principle – the 80-20 Rule
Prioritization: Understand Urgent and Important
To Do List and 7 Other Time Management Lists You Should Use Instead
Time Management with The OATS Principle
Goal Setting: The Start of Your Time Management
Activity Log: Logging Your Time and Activities
Email Wrangling: How to Manage Your Email for Greater Productivity
Monkey Management: How to Deal with a Monkey on Your Back
The Flow State… and How Flow Can Help You Work Effectively
Special Time: and How to Use it to Work Effectively
Overcome Overwhelm: Dealing with the Feeling of Being Overwhelmed
Conquer Procrastination: How to Avoid Putting Things Off
Three Types of Procrastination… and Why 2 are Good
Failure of Multitasking: The Multitasking Myth
Milestones and Deadlines for Self-Motivation and Greater Productivity
Wellbeing: What to do to Increase Your Productivity
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Planning, Preparation, and Follow-up: Effective Working for Better Productivity
Organization: How to Enhance Your Productivity by Being Organized
The Power of Habits: Productivity through Effective Working

Mike Clayton

About Mike Clayton 

Dr Mike Clayton is a (former) Project Manager and now a management educator. Having trained thousands of people at live workshops, seminars, and conferences, he now delivers training mainly via video. He has 14 books with international publishers and runs two successful YouTube channels. He is also the founder of OnlinePMCourses.com

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