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When it’s OK to say “No”

Ed Henry writing for The Tech Interview comments:

A lot of us struggle in our careers when it comes to accepting or declining work, whether it be voluntary or voluntary. Especially the individuals in our field that strive to succeed. We see it as another opportunity to stand up to the plate and knock one out of the park.  The problem, however, is that we can’t do everything. As much as we want to be the shining stars on our teams, and shoulder every effort for the organization, we can’t. And even as irrational as it sounds from the outside, we still want badly to spearhead every initiative the organization wants to move forward with.  One of our greatest strengths becomes one of our greatest weaknesses. If we fail in our workload management we will fail in our ultimate goal to succeed. Almost paradoxical.

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Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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