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Core soft skills: Diplomacy

Practically Perfect PA

Next up in our series of blog posts on core soft skills I am going to look at diplomacy and tact for assistants. Think before you speak.

9 Ways to Improve Your Organization Skills

Office Dynamics

Organization skills is the one thing most successful business owners have in common. Be proactive. Make a list. Make a schedule.

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Core soft skill: Resilience

Practically Perfect PA

Well, it seems to be the skill of the moment within the industry. With more and more pressures in the role resilience is certainly a core skill.

12 Days of Christmas Webinar: Must-Have Skills for 2017

Office Dynamics

What are the eight must-have skills for executive and administrative assistants for today? Webinar Resources & Follow-up Links.

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The Skill Every Assistant Needs

Office Dynamics

The must-have skill for executive and administrative assistants at all levels going into this conceptual age? The shift into a new age.

The Top Skills Executives Want From Assistants Today

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics often surveys managers and high-level executives as to the skills, attitudes, and behaviors that are most important for an assistant to possess. Communication skills, both oral and written, are a must-have. Technological skills are a must-have to keep up with the pace and dynamics of the job. Toughness is key.

The Most Important Job Skill Anyone Can Have

Dumb Little Man

The post The Most Important Job Skill Anyone Can Have appeared first on Dumb Little Man. Think about all the people who love to complain online.

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This is How To Show Employers You Have The Skills They Want

Dumb Little Man

Here are three ways to show employers that you have the skills they want: 1. Maybe employers aren’t seeing all you really have to offer.

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Executive and Administrative Assistant Skills That Are Important to Executives

Office Dynamics

often survey managers and high-level executives on the skills, attitudes and behaviors that are most important for an assistant to possess. 

Don't Be A Quitter: Perseverance Is One Of The Most Underestimated Skills of Successful People

Dumb Little Man

There is a trap it is easy to fall into and, if you fall into it, you will lose out on many opportunities in life. Read more ».

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Test your listening skills

Ian's Messy Desk

Here’s a simple drill to test your listening skills. Back to Basics: Seven Types of Listeners and Tips for Better Listening Skills. You just finished reading Test your listening skills ! Recommended: Evernote Essentials The post Test your listening skills appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Close your eyes.

Communication Skills That Have Impact…Choose The Right Medium

Office Dynamics

How are your communication skills? Bonus, Human Moments are a great way to demonstrate and practice your face-to-face communication skills!

Using your social media skills at work

Practically Perfect PA

This week I want to look at how we can use our skills in this area to add value for our companies and mangers. Blogging. Tweet Tweet. Facebook??

Must-Have Skill for Executive and Administrative Assistants At All Levels

Office Dynamics

The must-have skill for executive and administrative assistants at all levels going into this conceptual age? The shift into a new age.

Seven Secrets for Maximizing Your Concentration Skills

Dumb Little Man

Most of us struggle to stay focused. The problem is, a lack of concentration can destroy your ability to work effectively. You'll lose your thread.

Coworking Members Learning New Skills, Becoming More Successful

Small Business Labs

One of the more interesting findings from our recent survey of coworking members is how many reported they had learned new skills - or improved their existing skills - due to their coworking space membership: 69% of the respondents reported they learned new skills. The learning generally comes two ways.   Coworking

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The Rise of the Skills Training/Job Placement Industry

Small Business Labs

  The problem is a mismatch between job skills and job openings. The current employment picture is quite interesting. trends

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How to Improve Your Problem Solving Skills

Ian's Messy Desk

Creative problem-solving skills are required for achieving exceptional performance in most tasks. The Image via Wikipedia. Related articles.

In Demand Job Skills

Small Business Labs

But what I found most interesting was their assessment of the most sought after job skills in high-wage, high-growth occupations. trends

Picking up skills along the EA career path

Practically Perfect PA

Just think how many of these skills we as Executive Assistants still use today! The role also had some PA tasks but was mainly admin.

Which secretary skills are worth keeping?

Practically Perfect PA

After all some secretary skills are still worth keeping! The post Which secretary skills are worth keeping? But,which ones? Typing.

3 Skills to Future-Proof Your Brain for Tomorrow’s World

Dumb Little Man

like to think of this… as techno-literacy.” – The Technium Applying diverse skills and tools is like breathing for folks like you and me.

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How to Improve Communication Skills

Ian's Messy Desk

Image via Wikipedia. Improving Your  Written Messages. The basic purpose of any written communication is to convey a message to the reader.

BIG Learning: The Invisible Bag of Skills Give Assistants the Edge

Office Dynamics

Carrying on with the May theme of BIG learning, today I want to talk to you about the invisible bag of skills, knowledge and information.

One Super Useful Skill that No One Teaches in Your 20s

Dumb Little Man

I wished I had known about this super useful skill in my 20s. Yeah, no one ever taught me about this one super special skill. Purpose.

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Superior Entrepreneurial Skills that will bring Success to your Business

Small Business CEO

There are said to be seven business skills that every business man or an entrepreneur adopts to build his empire.

Boost Your Interpersonal Relationship Skills With These Tips For The Art of Making the Deal

Dumb Little Man

In fact, we perfect this skill by early adolescence and use it to manipulate others. Read more ».

Invest in Interpersonal Skills Development is Important but Few Plan to Invest in Them

Office Dynamics

Survey: Few CFOs Plan to Invest in Interpersonal Skills Development for Their Teams. Their responses: Poor interpersonal skills. markets.

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Leadership Skills for Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

So while you might be nervous speaking in front of your peers or other colleagues, it is imperative that you develop this skill.

Enhance Your Langauge Skills for Successful Public Speaking

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Enhance Your Langauge Skills for Successful Public Speaking appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Another essential skill for successful speakers is using the correct form of the language. You just finished reading Enhance Your Langauge Skills for Successful Public Speaking ! Improve your grammar. Improve your usage.

How to Promote Literacy and Skilled Communication

Daily Writing Tips

Public education has suffered from politicized mood swings between various approaches to developing children’s reading skills. Writing Basics

Boost Your Success by Improving Your Speaking Skills

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Boost Your Success by Improving Your Speaking Skills appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. All these contribute to your self-esteem.

5 Ways to Sharpen Your Persuasive Skills

On The Job

Much of our time is spent trying to persuade others. We try to persuade a customer to try a new product. Understand the needs. Decide on a plan.

The importance of learning new skills to diversify your freelance career

The Small Business Blog

… Read the full article here: The importance of learning new skills to diversify your freelance career on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

The Skills You Need to be Great Boss

On The Job

Another big error: Assuming that just because you have top-notch skills in a certain area that you'll be a good manager. Well, let me see."

Sharing your Skills

Laughing all the Way to Work

Do you want to get better at what you do? Share it!! You wouldn't believe how much I learn each time I give a minute-taking or travel webinar. Because I am giving the webinar I have to review the material and make sure I know my stuff. The audience will certainly know it if I don't. The same can apply in your workplace.

Soft Skills Necessary for Project Work

Office Dynamics

Jasmine Freeman, Joan's Chief Executive Assistant answers another question received from one of our readers: What are the soft skills you find necessary for project work? Thanks for the opportunity to share my thoughts with all of you! really enjoyed recording this series and hope that you found them enjoyable and informative.

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Looking Forward – Skills to Learn for 2011 and Beyond?

Office Dynamics

Consider taking on learning these new skills: Foreign Language: Learn Spanish. A guest blog post by Kemetia Foley, CPS/CAP. link].

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5 Steps to Improving Your Time Management Skills

Simple Productivity Blog

Improving your time management skills takes practise and experience in experimenting with different ways to find which work for you. However, there are 5 steps to improving your time management skills you can follow to get you moving in the right direction. 1. This post was written by a guest author. Get Organised. 2.Set Deadlines.

Delegation Skills – The Difference Between a Good Manager and a Great One

Small Business CEO

Of all the skills you’ll use as a manager, delegation is one of the most valuable.