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Essentialism: The Art of Saying "Yes" and "No"

Event Type
Professional Development
Graduate College
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Mar 23, 2022   3:30 - 5:00 pm  
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Graduate College Events for Graduate Students & Postdocs

Do you find yourself being overwhelmed with tasks and responsibilities? Do you find it difficult to decline requests, even those you really don’t care for? If so, “Essentialism: the Art of Saying 'Yes' and 'No'" may be just the prescription you need.


Through a facilitated discussion, participants will work to quickly distinguish "mission-critical tasks" from "good but unnecessary tasks." We will discuss the difference between the "urgent" and the "important" while brainstorming strategies for respectfully declining the former. By identifying your "essential intent," you will be able to more quickly and easily say "yes" and "no," increasing your productivity and sense of wellness.


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