Chronicle of Higher Education - The economic fallout of Covid-19 means administrators will be killing more ideas than they approve. But you can lessen the odds that your no will be taken as a personal or political affront.
David D. Perlmutter, the article's author, is a professor in and dean of the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University and an executive coach for hospitals and universities. He writes about faculty and administrative career issues for The Chronicle. His 2010 book on promotion and tenure was published by Harvard University Press.