My inability to say no–and stand behind it–has always been a personal shortcoming, beginning not long after the birth of son Brandon, and carrying through after daughter Anna arrived seven years later.
And it’s not reassuring, when I look around at the world today, that I’m far from alone in my inability.
Based on what I see transpiring on the streets and in many major cities today, it’s readily apparent that not nearly enough parents and/or guardians told their own children no when it mattered, and stuck to it. Yet the ability to say no with justifiable reason, particularly in families, businesses and government, is crucial to stability and success.
It requires absolutely no management skills or devotion to honesty if one always says yes. We have any number of “managers” who find…