How Saying “No” Can Help You As A Startup CEO
“Thanks for taking the time to meet with me today. I really appreciate it, but I don’t see a fit for you in our organization,” the CEO said to me.
The CEO’s tone was firm and even pleasant. He certainly wasn’t being blunt to hurt me. In fact, I think he was trying to help me.
And I knew he was right. I wasn’t really a fit.
So, we shook hands, and I walked back to my car. I wasn’t angry.