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How to be a creative genius at work

Practically Perfect PA

Creativity is such an essential competency for Assistants to have and here is why. We are faced with unusual requests and challenges every day.

2019 152

7 Signs You're a Workaholic

On The Job

For most workers, the days of clocking out at 5 p.m. and never thinking of work again until the next morning when we clocked in at 9 a.m. are over. Texts and emails keep us tethered to the job, not to mention the "quick phone call" to the office when we're supposed to be on vacation.

2019 153

Day in the life: Kara Tanenbaum, EA at Lakeside Project Solutions

Practically Perfect PA

Enjoy today’s Day in the life: Kara Tanenbaum, EA at Lakeside Project Solutions which is full of Executive Assistant Tips and Tricks. What are the main aspects of your role?

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5 Steps to Take When You Don't Know What Your Boss Wants

On The Job

Some people believe a micromanaging boss is the worst thing ever, but I'd have to say that a boss who doesn't communicate what he or she wants is also pretty bad. This is the boss who can't exactly tell you what he wants.

2019 194

When Working Hard is Not Enough: 18 Ways to Work Smart

Dumb Little Man

Most of the things we do require hard work. Whether it’s our job, relationships, and personal goals, we need to exert effort and work extra hard to get the best results possible. Unfortunately, working hard comes with negative effects.

2019 273

Positive Career Affirmation #7

Eat Your Career

I am a lifelong learner capable of growth at all times. To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #7 appeared first on Eat Your Career. Positive Career Affirmations attitude learning

2019 164

Community Lenders Creating Community Spaces - Credit Unions are Opening Coworking Spaces

Small Business Labs

CreditUnions.com's article 3 Ways to Connect Through Coworking Spaces provides an excellent example of how coworking is spreading across industry verticals and niche markets. The article highlights 3 credit unions that have opened coworking spaces.

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4 Things Employees Need From Any Boss

On The Job

What happens when a worker doesn't trust the boss? They consider quitting, finds a new survey. At a time when employers are pulling out all the stops to find talent in a tight job market, this should be of great concern.

2019 186

8 Proven Tips To Study Smart And Remember More

Dumb Little Man

Reading a book is as simple as ABC and everyone can pick up a book to read. However, not everyone remembers what they study. In this guide, I am going to reveal to you the best study habits and tips on how to remember more when studying.

2019 271

The Benefits of Workplace Routines and How to Set Them Up

Eat Your Career

I’m a huge fan of workplace routines. I use them on a daily and weekly basis, and I truly believe they play a major role in my productivity. Workplace routines are like rituals—specific, pre-established ways of doing things that need to happen on a regular basis.

2019 158

Poop Sign to Punctuate

Business Writing

Let's imagine that this sign needs perfect punctuation, or dog owners will ignore it. How would you punctuate it? I would add four punctuation marks. What would you do? Please share your version in the comments section. I'll share mine. Proofreading Punctuation Pointers

2019 215

How to help your Executive allocate resources on projects

Practically Perfect PA

Like most senior level Executives, your boss will be involved in lots of different projects, making the decisions and driving these initiatives forward.

2019 189

Why Social Media is Dying a Slow Death

Dumb Little Man

I remember when I was a young whippersnapper of a kid — no place to be and no dependents to take care of. I was responsible, trustworthy, and intelligent enough to work my way to a comfortable place in whatever job I held at the time.

2019 268

Calendar Management for Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

Meetings, meeting, and more meetings! In spite of all the technology, meetings have not gone away.

2019 201

Positive Career Affirmation #8

Eat Your Career

I confidently draw professional boundaries when needed. To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #8 appeared first on Eat Your Career. Positive Career Affirmations boundaries confidence

2019 130

3 Ways to Get Your Team to Trust You

On The Job

If you've finally worked your way up the ladder and are now in a management positions, congratulations. Now let me offer this advice: You've still got a lot of work to do. While you may have proven yourself to be a valuable team member, earning your cred as a manager is a whole different ballgame.

2019 141

How Your Home Affects Your Mood (And What To Do About It)

Dumb Little Man

Your home should be your castle, but it’s hard to be comfortable when you feel like the walls are caving in. The psychology of space goes deeper than just our physical likes and dislikes, choice of paint color or decorations.

2019 248

9 Ways to Improve Your Organization Skills for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Organization skills for administrative assistants are one of the most valuable skills to have as an administrative assistant. Without the ability to organize your work and your resources, you could be twisting in the wind in no time.

2019 196

23% of Traditional Full-Time Job Holders Plan to Switch to Gig Work

Small Business Labs

According to MetLife's 2019 U.S. Employee Benefits Study, 23% of Americans with full-time traditional jobs intend to switch to gig work over the next 5 years. Another 14% say they are considering it. 

2019 186

We need better meetings!

Practically Perfect PA

Recent research shows that two-thirds of all meetings are pointless! Don’t let your boss and her/his teams waste time like this. Preparation is the golden path to productive meetings. Doodle provides a suite of calendar tools that save a lot of time for anyone who has to set up a lot of meetings.

2019 141

3 Ways to Deal with Snarky Co-Workers

On The Job

We've all had those jobs where every day is fun, even if we don't really like the job or the work. The reason: The people are nice. Really nice. Like if you have a flat tire at work they stop what they're doing and fix your flat and make sure you get home kind of nice.

2019 141

8 Ways You’re Actually Inviting Burglars Into Your Home

Dumb Little Man

According to FBI crime statistics , there were an estimated 7,694,086 property crimes nationwide with losses of $15.3 billion in 2017.

2019 236

Managing Multiple Managers

Office Dynamics

Managing multiple managers can be daunting. But that is the norm today. 90% of administrative and executive assistants support more than 1 person. It is a luxury if you only support one executive or manager. I know some administrative assistants who support an entire department of 60.

2019 210

Are SMEs are turning their backs on traditional marketing?

The Small Business Blog

We recently commissioned some research to see how committed smaller businesses are to traditional marketing in the digital age.

2019 132

5 tasks that you can get AI to do for you right now

Practically Perfect PA

We all know that AI is on its way and threatening the role of the Assistant. The technology that is being developed will certainly take a lot of our administrative tasks away, that is for sure. So we have to get up to speed pretty quickly on how this technology can help us automate a […].

2019 130

Why This 83-Year-Old Career Advice Still Makes Sense

On The Job

I've written before about how important it is to get along with others at work. You don't have to be besties, with your co-workers, but you do need to know what motivates them, what discourages them and how you can best help one another. To think you can go it alone at work and succeed is delusional.

2019 130

7 Ways Pets Affect Emotional and Physical Health

Dumb Little Man

Emotional support animals are everywhere these days. And it’s gone way beyond just dogs, cats or bunnies. Now, people are finding support and help from everything, from snakes to turkeys as well. Studies have found that pet owners are less likely to experience issues with depression and anxiety.

2019 217

Celebrate Admin Professionals Month by Resolving to Write “Right”

Office Dynamics

You want to be successful in your job as an administrative professional, but you feel your writing may not be as good as it should. Take to heart the following five steps and I guarantee a steady improvement!

2019 178

Podcasting Entering the Mainstream

Small Business Labs

In case you hadn't heard, podcasting is booming.    According to The Infinite Dial 2019 , an annual survey conducted by Edison Research and Triton Digital, more than half of all adult Americans have listened to one.

2019 182

What if I look stupid?

Practically Perfect PA

During the Virtual Summit 2017, we had the brilliant Lisa N. Alexander present her session on how Assistants can feel more empowered in the workplace. On the outside you smile, you nod in agreement, but inside you’re frustrated. You’re angry at yourself for not speaking up.

2019 130

Navigating the Ebb and Flow of Small Business Ownership

Tips From T. Marie

Once upon a time, you imagined your small business, complete with a vision of a steady, comfortable level of activity. Chances are, you realized that was as good as a storybook fantasy soon after you opened your doors. The truth of the matter is, there is a definite ebb and flow of small business ownership. In the early days, you may find yourself with lots of time on your hands as you build your client base. I remember those early days.

2019 130

7 Amazing Success Lessons from Thomas Edison

Dumb Little Man

Thomas Edison was a very successful inventor, scientist, and businessman whose inventions significantly impacted the world. Inventions such as the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting everyday electric light bulb were all the result of Edison’s work.

2019 227

Positive Career Affirmation #6

Eat Your Career

I don’t let minor irritations get to me. To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #6 appeared first on Eat Your Career. Positive Career Affirmations attitude mindset

2019 130

How to Help Your Manager Get Things Done – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

If you are an Administrative Professional looking for your questions to be answered by your peers, then this is the place for you! This is the best blog for advice for administrative assistants and executive assistants provided by Office Dynamics International. This week Renee C.

2019 176

The Virtual Summit April 2019: What did you miss?

Practically Perfect PA

Two weeks ago, we hosted our forth Virtual Summit for Executive Assistants around the world, and I’ve got to say, so far the feedback has been fantastic! We had just over 250 Assistants book onto the Virtual Summit.

2019 130

6 Steps for Recruiting Volunteers

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 6 Steps for Recruiting Volunteers appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Volunteers play a critical role in the operations of non-profit organizations and NGOs. For many organizations, volunteers can make the difference between successfully delivering services or program or falling short of their goals. However, it is becoming more difficult to recruit volunteers. More people are expressing a lack of time are a reason they don’t volunteer.

2019 117

Is It Possible To Find High Quality CBD?

Dumb Little Man

CBD, shorthand for cannabidiol, is one of the fastest growing yet most misunderstood cannabis products. Largely unregulated by the FDA and derived from a substance which has been federally illegal for decades, this compound has medicinal effects often denied by big Pharma.

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