Learn to say no…

Name: Taabish Hasan | Program: Industrial Engineering | Graduation Year: 0T7 |

At the start of my career, I said yes to any work that came my way even if I didn’t know the context. I developed a great reputation as an effective worker.

However, it was only when I started thinking critically about the work I did that I realised how to deliver more value.

When you are given any work, make sure you understand the problem statement and the context. It will allow you to offer up suggestions on how to solve the problem at hand. It will very quickly establish you not just as an effective worker but a strategic worker. It’s through proficiency at strategy that one becomes a leader.

So, learn to say no to work handed to you without context. You have more to offer!