I wrote this empathy infused guide for leaders with a servant leadership disposition who care about helping people, but their schedules are as full as their well intentioned hearts.
You'll uncover how to release the choking grip on your time to let your value flow to others.
"Steven kept me captivated and was very encouraging.
He connected well with the class and used his experience to help the team.
He's very engaging and had lots of knowledge to share; you could tell he is passionate about what he teaches.”
"Thank you Steven! I will admit that my attention span does not generally allow for a 7 hour meeting but that was by far the best 7 hours that I have spent in a long time.
It was informative, real, engaging, eye-opening, and thought-provoking.
I absolutely had some takeaways that I will implement in both my personal and professional life.
Thank you for your time and professionalism! It was truly an inspiring program.”
Keep in mind that the person making a request of you may have a genuine need for your help or may be seeking some attention from you to feel connected or even important. Either way, they're approaching you because they have an aspiration and believe that you might be a conduit for their success.
This may bring with it some flattery, but hopefully it generates greater gratitude in you, which is critically important. As you engage this 5-step process, I invite you to engage it with honesty and humility because this is essential for being graceful in saying "no."