6 Strategies to Increase Productivity in the Workplace

Dumb Little Man

Also, since meetings can make employees feel bored, consider setting up a meeting with a clear agenda and plan. It promotes better work and enhances their leadership quality. Happy and productive employees help a company to grow.

2018 279

Administrative Assistant vs. Executive Assistant: What’s the Difference?

Eat Your Career

To fill Executive Assistant positions, organizations will often recruit from within, promoting established, high-performing Admins or transferring existing EAs. As many of my regular readers already know, I am a proud former administrative professional.

2020 192

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10 Tips for a Successful Meeting With The Boss

Dumb Little Man

Here are 10 tips to help you do that: Ask for an agenda prior to the meeting. Maybe you work one-on-one with the head honcho every day or perhaps you only get a face-to-face on very rare occasions.

2019 230

Picking up skills along the EA career path

Practically Perfect PA

I worked hard at that job and was rewarded with a promotion to Account Manager in 2006, yay! Taking minutes, writing agendas and attending meetings. I’ve been an EA for quite some time now, in fact I started working in 2003 so it has been a decade.

Skills 248

A day in the life: Lorna Cowan, Visit Belfast

Practically Perfect PA

One day we could be working to deliver marketing campaigns to promote Belfast as a visitor destination and the next day we could be hosting a personal appearance by the newly crowned world boxing champion, Carl Frampton!

2014 262

Avoid Conference Call Catastrophes

The Office Professionals Place

Always start on time and do your best to end on time by following the agenda and "table" topics that require more discussion. If they are late, it is helpful to let them know what agenda item is being discussed--do not go over what has already been discussed--its a time waster.

2010 141

5 Life Hacks To Become A Productivity Star

Dumb Little Man

Apparently, we aring the same thing every day could also help , but that''s not on our agenda today. There are numerous techniques that promote dividing your workday into sprint-break cycles. Nowadays, you simply have to be productive. In school, at work, in your personal life.

2014 283

How to Take Responsibility for Your Life

Dumb Little Man

She stood and stood and stood and looked as people kept passing by, not looking, not noticing for all of them had an agenda, a life. If you are dreaming of getting a promotion, then think about how you can make yourself more useful in the coming months.

2012 285

Why Anxiety May Prompt You to Take Bad Advice

On The Job

I knew these people had their own agenda, and I should have been more aware. But if you've been knocked around a bit, losing a job or a promotion, your confidence may start to ebb and anxiety begins to take over. "We When I was in my early 20s, I took some really bad advice.

2013 209

PA in Malta

Practically Perfect PA

The lovely people at the Radisson Blu, Golden Sands offered me a great promotional rate and well I jumped at the chance, so excitedly that I could have practically got myself there without the aid of Easy Jet. Autumn is here and I can no longer live in denial that winter is on its way.

2012 151

What a performance!

Practically Perfect PA

You have control of their diaries so make sure you schedule in time with them and have an agenda with you so you can stick to what you want to discuss. Make sure you stick up for yourself, it is too easy as a member of the support team to feel you don’t deserve a good review, promotion or pay rise but without you the senior members of the team wouldn’t be able to sustain their level of activity. I’ve worked for a number of companies all operating in diverse industries.

2011 128

PA in Malta

Practically Perfect PA

The lovely people at the Radisson Blu, Golden Sands offered me a great promotional rate and well I jumped at the chance, so excitedly that I could have practically got myself there without the aid of Easy Jet. Autumn is here and I can no longer live in denial that winter is on its way.

2012 141

The Stakeholder Collaboration Game


One of the challenges for teams is that the achievement of some of their goals are not fully under their own control - they need to be achieved in partnership with, or even in spite of, external parties (stakeholders) who are working to their own agendas and priorities.

3 Ways to Have a Better Relationship With the Boss

On The Job

That's because the boss who barely acknowledges your presence is less likely to give you promotions, new projects — or even a pay raise. When I write for Gannett/USAToday.com, my column is picked up by newspapers and different websites all over the world.

2010 201

Is Using Social Media at Work a Good Idea?

On The Job

Cavalli says that employees should be coached on how to play an active role in promoting their employer brand online, and informed of the no-no’s: Sharing confidential information or being negative, for example.

Sales Psychology: The Close (Announcement)

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

Thanks to everyones diligent efforts to promote the series on twitter, loads of strangers have become readers too. We're all engaged in sales whenever we have an idea or agenda we want push. Your contribution to the discussion and promotion of this series has been awesome!

2010 66

Getting the Attention of the Five-Minute Boss

On The Job

If you're not on a manager's radar screen, you risk being closed out of top projects, being passed over for promotions or great opportunities -- or even being laid off.

2009 141

Telecommuting – a Sure-fire Way to Reduce Productivity and Effectiveness

Small Business CEO

It argues that telecommuting reduces a company’s costs, increases its productivity and furthers the green agenda. When it comes to promotion, it’s important to be objective about your people. I read with interest the recent, excellent article on telecommuting.

The Manager's Workshop: How to Guide Employees to be Efficient, Effective & Extraordinary

Office Dynamics

A great employee is rewarded with a promotion to management, but it turns out he's much better at doing than managing. Add this valuable webinar to your agenda today! View this online. Make your entire workforce more productive.

2012 130

Introducing The Forums On DragosRoua.com

Brilliantly Better

So this thing will surely add more stuff to do on my agenda, but I’m ready to take it in. If you want to promote your stuff, feel free to do it in your signature, but don’t overdo it. Tweet I think I reached a certain level of interaction and activity which demands new tools. DragosRoua.com has an average of 100.000 unique visitors monthly and many of them are more than just visitors.

2011 56

Social Fusion Mixer Kicks Off Conference!

Office Dynamics

Others experienced great success: promotion, achievement, educational goals reached and satisfaction with their year. After dancing, talking, laughing and perhaps shedding a tear, it was time to wrap it up so we could get rested for tomorrow’s full agenda. Tonight we met at the Red Rock Resort Pool Area for a great networking event. After checking in with Beverlina, I wandered over to the bar to cash in my drink ticket for something refreshing, cold, and fruity.

2013 109

Study: Positive Energy Boosts Productivity, Morale

On The Job

Do people get promoted or hired because they're a positive energizer? No, it's not even on the agenda," Cameron says. "So

2016 173

5 Things F.C. Barcelona Can Teach You About Success

Brilliantly Better

I thoroughly enjoy every game they play, and I do my best to squeeze some time in my agenda to see them, as often as I can. Barcelona believed in that young guy from Argentina and promoted him. I’m a man, so I like soccer. Don’t even try to challenge this affirmation, it’s hard wired in my genes. Just like women are born with the natural ability to give birth and nurture their children, men are born with the soccer gene in their DNA. It’s just the way it is. But I’m not a fan.

2012 68

Progressive Groups Pull Facebook Ads In Protest Of Mark Zuckerberg's Political Strategy, FWD.us

Denise Aday

Establish a streamlined process for admitting future workers to ensure that we continue to promote innovation and meet our workforce needs. So what’s that doing here, high up on FWD.us’ immigration reform agenda? Progressive Groups Pull Facebook Ads In Protest Of Mark Zuckerberg''s Political Strategy, FWD.us : This DELIGHTS me, to learn that progressive groups and media outlets are fighting back on Zuckerberg’s turf. However — two howevers actually….

2013 43

Taming Monkey Number 8 – First Update

Brilliantly Better

I promote a few products that I either currently use or used in the past with some good results. These are happening on a “let’s see if this will happen” basis, I’m not promoting them directly. With fall being just around the corner and a few meetings already planned in my agenda I think this will turn out well. Tweet As you may already know, I’m, on a special kind of challenge this year.

2011 57

The Best Thing You Can Do to Get More of What You Need and Want Done


There’s no need to settle if you set things up with a framework in advance that promotes importance over urgency. Explore tools that will help you have that weekly meeting ( WorkLife is great for meeting agendas and the new Meeting Makeover program works for both home and work meetings).

2015 74

41 Things I Did In My 41st Year

Brilliantly Better

Also, Victoria Park is easily among the top ten destinations in my agenda, anytime. Made My First Promotion Video. Well, the above video was made to promote one of my ebooks, namely Brilliantly Better , a collection of some of my most visited articles on this blog.

2011 83

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Is ADHD Being Ignored in the Workplace?

On The Job

Getting an agenda beforehand can make it easier to follow along. The ones who face their challenging symptoms squarely are the ones who go on to get better jobs or promotions -- and soon don't need to keep coming to meetings.

2010 164

Master the Art of Re-purposing Your Work and You'll Save Multiple Hours - 50 Ideas To Get You Started

Productive & Organized

As my business continues to grow from it's inception in 2004, I've added a lot more to my agenda, including blogging on my website, guest blogging, writing articles for e-zines and in print for local magazines, creating a monthly newsletter and doing public speaking.

2011 283

How To Make Friends Online

Brilliantly Better

Use social media functions with trust: retweet, like, promote. Most of the time, digital friendships last as long as the underlying hidden agenda’s of both parties last. At least Im telling you my true opinion, not a fake one from a blog owner who wants to promote his blog.

2010 99

3 Life Lessons

Brilliantly Better

After all, you can’t please everybody and everyone has their own agenda. Even soldiers believe they’re serving their countries, when they may only be furthering the agenda of a dictator.

2010 94

Are You A Valid Person?

Brilliantly Better

Your partner just had a promotion or a personal breakthrough and you’re supporting him. A picky manager who gives you more and more complex tasks without showing recognition or proposing you for a promotion, that’s a disempowering person. Are you going to promote the article?

2010 89

Inane Laws

The Marq

ATTS is an independent body with no agenda to promote one breed over another. TheMarq A Human Perspective on Business and Life Inane Laws Weekly Rant Last week I learned that we may not take our annual camping trip. So, my wife, friend and I decided we may go on a road-trip instead.

2010 56

How To Make An Impression in 25 Different Ways

Brilliantly Better

Dragos Roua – Brilliantly Better The Personal Development Blog Home About me Top posts Archives Downloads Audio Recommended Products Contact How To Make An Impression in 25 Different Ways by dragos on March 8, 2010 · 17 comments in Relationships & Society Tweet This is a guest post by my friend Armen Shirvanian, @ Armen.

2010 110

The Secret from My 3rd Grade

Brilliantly Better

I have appointments in my agenda and tasks to be done.

2010 67

Should Bloggers Charge for Posts? | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

Are Men With Pens building a foundation for charging for (parts of) their content or is it just a discussion with no underlying agenda? If you have quality content and the marketing prowess to promote it, then by all means charge.

2009 45