361. Achieving Promotable Productivity with Linda Babcock and Brenda Peyser of The No Club

Aug 8, 2022 | 0 comments

One of the four thieves of productivity is the inability to say ‘no.’

Whether it’s a deeply-rooted habit, a desire to avoid disappointing others, or the (often false) belief that saying ‘yes’ will make you look good as an employee, this is a trap that is too easy to fall for. But saying ‘yes’ to too many things can easily push out your own priorities.

Linda Babcock and Brenda Peyser are the authors of “The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women’s Dead-End Work.” They are going to share how everyone, women in particular, can get comfortable with saying ‘no’ to the work that doesn’t push their career forward while still ensuring that important work gets done.

If you want to sharpen the skill of saying ‘no,’ visit thenoclub.com where you can purchase the book, learn to start your own club, and more.

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/pods.

We talk about:

  • What inspired The No Club
  • Examples of non-promotable work
  • Getting comfortable saying ‘no’ (even when it’s scary)
  • Finding support and accountability for saying ‘no’
  • Creating delegation win-wins
  • How organizations can operate equitably

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