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3 Ways to Handle a Negative Coworker

On The Job

It seems like everywhere I turn, someone is always talking or writing about "times like these." Usually, it's not "times like these are so great." It's usually something like, "Times like these are so horrible."

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Teach Your Executive How to Work with You

Office Dynamics

Today, I thought I’d take a little different spin and share with you an excerpt from a chapter in my newest book for assistants, Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed. In my early days as a secretary I didn’t know how to teach my executives how to work with me or what I needed.

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How to Benefit When You Get Blindsided by Criticism

On The Job

One day when I was on deadline frantically trying to complete a story, my instant messaging app popped up with something like: "Anita didn't check the database and now I'm having to recreate this work. sigh*" The IM was from my direct editor to another editor.

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BCG on the New Freelancers

Small Business Labs

Last week the Big 3 strategy consulting firm BCG released THE NEW FREELANCERS: TAPPING TALENT IN THE GIG ECONOMY , a study on "those who find temporary work through digital labor-sharing platforms."

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How Weight Training Will Affect You In The Long Run

Dumb Little Man

I never had major struggles with my weight, but there was definitely a period of time where I was somewhat out of shape, lazy, unhealthy and unhappy. Not knowing a whole lot about fitness, I just decided to hit the gym and hope for the best.

2019 262

Does Humming Attract Birds? A Punctuation Problem

Business Writing

My friend Eric W., a great sign spotter, sent me this photo for your enjoyment. He asks, "What does it hum?" I ask you, "What is the problem with the heading below?" It's an easy problem for a snowy Monday. Punctuation Pointers Teaching Business Writing

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Not got much to do? Here are a few ideas!

Practically Perfect PA

We all have certain points at the office when we just don’t have much to do. I know some of you will be laughing your asses off right now, and thinking yeah right!

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Modern Homesteading and the Trend Towards Greater Independence

Small Business Labs

The trend towards desiring greater levels independence - and the autonomy, control and flexibility that comes with it - takes many forms. 

2019 210

7 Hacks I Learned From James Bond

Dumb Little Man

Not everybody can be a globetrotting super-spy who saves the world every few years. In fact, almost nobody can. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t view James Bond as a role model. No, we’re not talking about the rampant murder and womanizing.

2019 265

What Is Passive Income?

The Solopreneur Life

What Is Passive Income and How Do You Do It? Basically, it’s the opposite of trading dollars for hours. Most people have been raised on the concept of trading dollars for hours and so they try to find jobs that just increase the hourly rate.

2019 161

Day in the life: Amy Franklyn, EA at Bird & Bird

Practically Perfect PA

Enjoy today’s Day in the life: Amy Franklyn, EA at Bird & Bird which is full of Executive Assistant Tips and Tricks. What are the main aspects of your role? I manage a team of PAs and Administrative Assistants and I support the firm’s Head of Corporate and General Counsel.

2019 162

Colliers on Coworking - It's "Established, Expanding and Evolving"

Small Business Labs

Colliers International, a global real estate services and investment management company, recently released their 2019 U.S. Flexible Workspace Outlook Report.

2019 199

20 Simple Tips to Increase Your Productivity When You Work From Home

Dumb Little Man

So, you work from home. Nothing wrong with that. You’re your own boss and you can set your working hours as you want. You can also make more money than from a classic job. But even with these advantages, you still have a problem: It’s hard for you to be productive.

2019 258

How to start your own Virtual Assistant Business

Practically Perfect PA

Are you currently a PA, dreaming of having your own VA business? Maybe you’re an Admin Professional, who craves having the control and freedom of running your own business? If you’re currently employed and looking to make a career change to VA, it’s a simpler process than you think.

2019 160

24 Online Collaboration Tools That Let You Leave The Office Space Behind

Tips From T. Marie

Location-less offices, remote employees, virtual assistants , and online service providers. This is the changing face of today’s small business offices. Business is becoming less and less tied to a location for various reasons. Reducing the cost of running a business is at the top of that list.

2019 153

"Job Crafting", Independent Work and the American Dream

Small Business Labs

"Job crafting" describes the ways in which employees redesign and customize their jobs to foster greater work satisfaction and engagement. This is done by breaking a job into tasks and then deciding what to do less and more of. 

2019 174

5 Ways To Be The Best Version Of You

Dumb Little Man

It seems fair to say that the majority of us are probably trying to do our best in most areas of life. Whether it’s parenting, jobs, relationships or just life overall — we get through each day with some successes and failures and hope that it all nets out on the positive side in the end.

2019 228

How to be the best Executive Assistant? Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Welcome to another question for Ask an Admin. This is where the executive assistant and administrative assistant can submit any question they have and their peers will answer the question based on their previous experience.

2019 223

Dealing with personal issues at work

Practically Perfect PA

You might be the most professional Assistant in the biz, someone who works hard to keep their personal life as far away from their professional life as possible, but throughout your career (of all our careers) inevitably something will happen to make the two collide.

2019 153

5 Job Search Red Flags to Watch Out For

Eat Your Career

Job seekers are notoriously eager to believe things. They’re not necessarily gullible or naïve, but they often want to think optimistically about every “opportunity” that crosses their path.

2019 153

Rig Up and the Growth of B2B Niche and Specialty Gig Talent Marketplaces

Small Business Labs

Rig Up , an online talent marketplace that connects oilfield workers who are looking for a job with oil and gas companies, recently announced it had raised $60 million in VC funding. 

2019 156

10 Ways to Ruin Your Health and Die Young

Dumb Little Man

Keeping yourself healthy isn’t the easiest thing to do, particularly if you’ve lived a very unhealthy lifestyle all your life. But hey, life’s for living, right? So, if you want to be breathless whenever you walk upstairs or be constantly ill, read on.

2019 237

A Large Amount of Mistakes

Business Writing

Today I was reading an article online in Forbes. I expect Forbes to produce error-free articles, but an error popped out in this sentence: When you stop to think about it, the sheer amount of websites can also confuse and. Grammar and Usage Proofreading Teaching Business Writing

2019 141

How Can I Earn Extra Income For Less than $100?

The Solopreneur Life

What if I told you there’s a way to earn extra income for less than $100… You might be thinking to yourself that this is flat out impossible. You might be thinking that I’m trying to pull a fast one. You might even be under the impression that I’m delusional.

2019 146

Limiting Tasks to Get More Done

Simple Productivity Blog

To get more done, you need to do more things. That's self-evident. But what if I told you the secret to getting more done was limiting your tasks? I am one of those people, who, when faced with a huge list of things to do, will shut down and do none of it. It's not uncommon.

2019 130

Coworking Goes to the Dogs (it had to happen)

Small Business Labs

Allwork's DOG-FOCUSED COWORKING: A Q&A WITH WORK & WOOF FOUNDER JILLIAN DRETZKA talks about Work & Woof , a combo coworking and doggie day care space in Austin, Texas. Dog friendly coworking is common. But Work & Woof takes it to a whole new level.

2019 147

7 Healthy Foods That Will Fill You Up and Prevent Overeating

Dumb Little Man

David A. Kessler, the author of The End of Overeating , explains very well how people become addicted to foods that are high in sugar, fat, and salt. Like addiction does, those types of food cause people to crave for more foods that are loaded with unhealthy ingredients.

2019 228

Over Their Heads and Far From Their Comprehension

Business Writing

Marcia Yudkin's excellent "Marketing Minute" arrived in my inbox today. It included an important reminder about jargon. Marcia gave me permission to share this guest post with you. Over Their Heads and Far From Their Comprehension By Marcia Yudkin. Teaching Business Writing Writing Tips

2019 151

Research Shows What Can Help You Survive a Toxic Boss

On The Job

If you have a horrible boss, you know that each day seems to get longer and longer, it gets harder and harder to get out of bed and you start to develop physical ailments like headaches and stomachaches.

2019 141

Don’t want to annoy your Exec? Ask these questions!

Practically Perfect PA

As we all know having a good relationship with your Executive makes your job, as an Assistant, much easier! It is the key relationship for Assistants and the one part of the role that you have to get right. Without a successful partnership, the work just becomes that much tougher.

2019 145

The Gig Economy Fills a Need for Low Friction, Highly Flexible Gig Work

Small Business Labs

One area of the gig economy that is finally starting to get attention is it expands the number of low friction, highly flexible work options.    By "low friction" we mean it's quick and easy to start earning money and it requires little or nothing in terms of an initial investment. With most of the online gig platforms you can sign up and be earning money in just a few days or less.

2019 140

The 5 Benefits of Puzzles Solving for Adult

Dumb Little Man

For a long time now, philosophers have questioned and developed physiological and psychological quests that demand determination, patience, and logic to work out. Such mental activities were particularly widespread in most of the historical civilizations, making our primitive types of puzzles.

2019 224

Acronyms and SMEs--Help!

Business Writing

Tim wrote today with an acronym situation he would like to resolve. What do you think about his desire to spell out acronyms and initialisms, even when writing for SMEs (subject-matter experts)? Here is his message: I read your blog. Teaching Business Writing Writing Tips

2019 141

Doing This Can Make Mondays a Whole Lot Better

On The Job

It's estimated that some 14 million people will call in sick to work today because they can't manage to get out of their pajamas after watching the Super Bowl last night. While such action (or inaction) costs employers about $2.6

2019 141

4 Productivity Lessons From A Matching Game

Simple Productivity Blog

There are productivity lessons everywhere, if you just look. Here are four lessons I learned from a video game my daughter got me into, "We Bare Bears Match 3 Repairs.".

2019 130

Best Way to Organize Your Email Inbox for Administrative Professionals? – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Welcome to another question for Ask an Admin. This is where the administrative assistant and executive assistant can submit any question they have and their peers will answer the question based on their previous experience.

2019 188

How To Find A Restricted Phone Number

Dumb Little Man

When you see “Restricted” appear on your caller ID, you are receiving a phone call from a restricted or blocked number. An individual can block the origination of the phone call by dialing *67 before he or she dials your number.

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