As much as you want to be a team player, there are times when saying "no" to an additional task is crucial for your sanity. But of course, how you say itand how you handle the situationmatters a lot. If done the right way, it can even "show a lot of maturity and leadership skills," according to career expert and managing director of Lee Hecht Harrison Philippines Jo Ann Rosary Asetre. Her first tip? "Offer options." 

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"We have to rise above the situation, so we have to look at things from a bigger perspective." 

In the video below, the career expert talks about how you can say "no" to taking on more work without leaving a negative impression: 

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