How to Say No to Your Boss

There’s a stigma to saying no at work. Employees fear portrayal as a “prima donna” or “not a team player.” They may be afraid that their bosses will overlook them for future projects and promotions – or that it will produce resentment. Yet, turning down your supervisor’s request can actually result in a solution that works well for everyone. Look to consultant and Ask a Manager founder Alison Green for workable ways to say no to your boss.

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