“Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.” — Dr. Brené Brown
At first glance, this quote may not seem to apply to corporate communicators. Yet Dr. Brown, speaker, writer and professor, is addressing a common work issue all communicators face. How can PR pros maintain a work/life balance while staying on top of the 24-hour news cycle.
Factoring in staffing constraints, the time it takes to learn new tools and technology and the sometimes-outlandish demands from clients and executives, communications professionals are constantly being asked to do more with less.
How can you politely and firmly say “no” to a project you don’t have time to take on? Just as important, how can you get others to respect these workload boundaries?
Here are a few ideas:
1. Make it a habit to say “no.”
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