Set Healthy Boundaries at Work

Office Dynamics

Why assertiveness in the workplace matters, especially for assistants, how it benefits you and what it really means. 7 essential action steps for becoming a more assertive assistant. Assertive Communication Skills Conflict Resolution Difficult People Self Development Work EnvironmentAn important component to self-management versus stress-management is to set healthy boundaries in the workplace. In this article what kind of boundaries and with whom.

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How to Get Others to Value Your Work

Eat Your Career

Politely but assertively correct people if they misunderstand what your job is all about. During my monthly webinars , I often hear a handful of the same questions. A common one goes something like this: “The people I work with think my job is inferior. They look down on me (and my role). How do I get others to value my work more?”. This question hits particularly close to home for administrative professionals.

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Teach Your Executive How to Work with You

Office Dynamics

Assertive Career Management Executive And Assistant PartnershipToday, 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.

2019 175

Getting Things Done

Office Dynamics

Be assertive and ask for more details or get the bigger picture to reduce back and forth time or going off on the wrong tangent. Assertive Conflict Resolution Organizational Skills Problem Solving Productivity Self DevelopmentGetting things done in the workplace is one of my favorite topics to speak on and write about. I have been passionate about this topic for 28 years.

2019 152

How to Relax After A Stressful Day At Work

Dumb Little Man

If you have a crotchety boss, who wouldn’t let you switch it off, then show your assertiveness. Believing that I had left my work half done, I woke up in cold sweat one night, not too long ago. Only to realize it was just a dream or rather a nightmare! More often than I would like, I used to go through similar episodes. Most of us do. No matter how many times we tell ourselves we should leave work at the workplace, it’s not always easy to follow that advice.

2019 175

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

Office Dynamics

Ask An Admin Assertive Communication Skills Conflict Resolution Problem Solving Productivity Teamwork Time Management UncategorizedIf 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.

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How do I Deal with an Executive that Always Says Yes? – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Ask An Admin Assertive Conflict Resolution Meetings Problem Solving UncategorizedWelcome to Ask an Admin! This is where any administrative assistant or executive assistant can submit any question they have and your peers can weigh in on the conversation with their advice. There is more than one way to approach a situation or problem so we would love to hear your input! This week Karen asks: How do Administrative Professionals deal with an executive who says yes to everything?

2019 149

11 Thesis Writing Tips That Will Help You Graduate

Dumb Little Man

Never assert statements in your thesis without having evidence and proof to support your claims. Writing a thesis is one of the most difficult challenges you will have to overcome in your life as a student. By the time the thesis proposal rolls in, you’re most likely brain-fatigued from all your other university requirements and pressures from daily life. To give you a hand, here are some crucial thesis-writing tips that will help you finish your paper and graduate successfully.

2019 181

Admin Tip: How to Get Your Boss to Give You More Control

Eat Your Career

Be assertive. When you identify a specific task you can or should take over for your executive, speak up assertively. April is Admin Appreciation Month, so today I’m sharing some tips specifically for all of you hardworking admins. As a proud, former executive assistant, I know how challenging your role can be.

2019 156

6 Ways for Assistants to Gain Respect

Office Dynamics

Furthermore, communication—including speaking skills, assertiveness and the ability to read an audience or situation—and appearance contribute to a person’s perceived executive presence. Assertive Career Management Communication Skills Professional Image Self Development UncategorizedA powerful, but underutilized, way for administrative and executive assistants to gain respect and be taken seriously is to exude executive presence.

2019 113

How do I Write Admin Goals? – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Ask An Admin Assertive Attitude Career Management Self Development UncategorizedThis week we are going to post two questions from different administrative professionals so we can get those helpful answers to them more quickly! The first question comes from Velma, and she asks: How do I write “Admin Goals?” ” Most companies want you to submit S.M.A.R.T. goals but admin duties are ongoing and don’t have completion dates (unless it is a specific task).

2019 112

How to Find Your Voice at Work (Free Webinar)

Eat Your Career

I also know exactly what works (and what doesn’t) to find that sweet spot, where you can be both vocal and professional, assertive and respected. Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “How to Find Your Voice at Work.”. While writing my new book (The Invisibility Cure: How to Stand Out, Get Noticed and Get What You Want at Work), I experienced quite a few personal revelations. One in particular has really stuck with me.

2019 126

Top 9 Communication Tips for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Use assertive communication skills to manage these situations. Establishing rapport is critical to attaining successful business and personal relationships. While everyone must competently use today’s information technology tools, too many of us are ignoring the proven importance and effectiveness of interpersonal communication skills.

2019 169

Coaching for Executive Assistants and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

We provide executive assistant coaching on everything from being more assertive to professional image, communications, leadership, time management and building a partnership with the executive. I am happy to say that more executives are investing in their assistants by providing one-on-one coaching for them. Over the past two years, Office Dynamics has done more on-site coaching for executive assistants than we have done in the past seven years!

2019 156

Podcast 121: The pop out effect

Clutter Coach

Still, I assert that you can use the strategy to help you keep your space tidier. by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play You can leave a review here! ?. This is the podcast 121 and it’s about the pop out effect. The pop out effect occurs when you look at a screen of green circles and can easily identify the one red circle. It’s the only one that’s not green so visually it pops out at you.

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How to Write a Book Outline: Fiction and Nonfiction

Daily Writing Tips

Schoolchildren are taught to support each assertion they make. You learned how to write outlines in school, I suppose. You were probably required to do it a certain way: I. Roman numerals for the main points. capital letters for the sub-points. Regular Arabic numerals for the sub-sub-points. lower-case letters for all the sub-points below that. We could call it the Roman-Arabic outline, though experts call it the alphanumeric outline.

2019 85

Coaching for Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

We provide executive assistant coaching on everything from being more assertive to professional image, communications, leadership, time management and building a partnership with the executive. I am happy to say that more executives are investing in their assistants by providing one-on-one coaching for them. Over the past two years, Office Dynamics has done more on-site coaching for executive assistants than we have done in the past seven years!

2019 100

How to Check Cross-References

Daily Writing Tips

For example, an observation or assertion may be followed by a statement such as “See further discussion in chapter 6” or “See the columns labeled ‘Cause’ and ‘Effect’ in figure 1 below.”. A word, phrase, or sentence that directs the reader to related information in the same document (or, in the case of online content, perhaps a different document), whether said document is an article or a book, is called a cross-reference. This post discusses best practices in employing cross-references.

2019 69

How to Protect Your Time and Energy by Creating Boundaries

Jen Lawrence

It took me weeks to find a healthy harmony in my schedule, months to protect it consistently, and years to assert my right to dictate what my life looks and feels like. In our ever-connected world, we are being drained by our work. Access to email means your boss can find you wherever, whenever. Customers and colleagues are using social media for business at alarming rates.

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Episode 254: Breaking the Time Barrier with Mike McDerment

Productivityist

Small business owners sometimes struggle to assert their worth in a competitive market place. On this episode, I speak with Mike McDerment , the co-founder and CEO of FreshBooks. FreshBooks is the world’s #1 cloud accounting software for self-employed professionals. Built in 2003 after he accidentally saved over an invoice, Mike spent 3.5 years growing FreshBooks from his parents’ basement.

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How to Protect Your Time and Energy by Creating Boundaries

Jen Lawrence

It took me weeks to find a healthy harmony in my schedule, months to protect it consistently, and years to assert my right to dictate what my life looks and feels like. In our ever-connected world, we are being drained by our work. Access to email means your boss can find you wherever, whenever. Customers and colleagues are using social media for business at alarming rates.

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5 Remote Collaboration Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Dumb Little Man

The SHRM Employees Benefits Report 2019 shows that more than half of the organizations (57%) offer remote working hours. They will depend on the constructed strategies of assertive collaboration. The trend of flexible working hours among the people is increasing exponentially.

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