Re: Which is big mistake: Saying yes often or not saying no?
"Knowing when to say yes" conflicts with dependability. Can a CIO who says "no" expect to keep his job for long?
A wise CEO will listen to the CIO explain why "yes" is not possible. Most CEOs, however, are average and would rather hear an unconditional "yes". The company loses nothing if IT has to work over the weekend, making good on a foolish answer.