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 it—and how you handle the situation—matters 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."
"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: