How to Be Assertive, Not Pushy
MARCH 2, 2017
If you write to customers, clients, employees, or almost anyone on the job, you have times when you need to assert yourself. You have to disagree, delegate, instruct, remind, and say no—in each situation coming across as clear and forceful. Courteous Writing Email Etiquette
How do you make yourself more assertive?
NOVEMBER 4, 2016
Question: “I’ve heard many times from colleagues and people close to me that I’m just not assertive enough to really get ahead and achieve the things I want. ” Articles on How to Be More Assertive. 7 Tips for Executive Assistants Who Want to Be More Assertive.
7 Tips for Executive Assistants Who Want To Be More Assertive
MARCH 12, 2015
Do you want to be more assertive? Learning how to tactfully voice your opinions and assert your needs as an executive assistant is important. Many assistants have crossed the line from assertive to aggressive. So what is the difference between assertive and aggressive?
How To Be More Assertive Without Becoming Disrespectful
Dumb Little Man
MARCH 29, 2017
While some people are naturally more assertive, others are naturally more submissive. In today’s world, choosing to be more assertive can help you be more successful. Assertive people tend to be better communicators. However, if you are naturally submissive, learning how to be more assertive can be tough. But, there’s a lot on the line when it comes to being assertive. You don’t have to go from being fully passive to fully assertive overnight.
How to be an assertive assistant
Practically Perfect PA
AUGUST 29, 2013
How many times are assistants told to be more assertive? It seems to me the word is everywhere we look, it is on our job descriptions, it is in our objectives and there are a ton of courses solely dedicated to making assistants more assertive. Prepare to be assertive.
Strategies for Advancing Your Career in Administrative Services
APRIL 18, 2017
Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Day Administrative Professionals Week Assertive Career Management Communication Skills Interpersonal Skills Leadership Professional Image Self DevelopmentDesigned by Freepik. As a career-minded assistant, it’s easy to get to a place where you wonder, “Where do I go from here?”. Advancing as an assistant can take many different forms.
How do you work for someone you dislike?
APRIL 22, 2016
Question: “Five months ago I was hired as an admin at a telecommunications company. Recently I’ve come to realize that while my boss and I do get along, he’s kind of a classic jerk—and everyone warned me about it.
Today’s Administrative Assistant Has Power
APRIL 26, 2017
Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Day Administrative Professionals Week Assertive Career Management Self Development(Excerpt from Become an Inner Circle Assistant book, Joan Burge). For the first time in history, the administrative professional’s job description hints at the full engagement of cognitive powers.
12 Days of Christmas Webinar: The Organized Admin with Julie Perrine
DECEMBER 9, 2016
Get ready to go from chaos to control with the excellent tips that Julie Perrine shares in this free webinar. Watch The Organized Admin Webinar Replay. Webinar Resources & Downloads. Download the Chat Archive: Day 7 Chat Archive 12 Days.
The Top 3 Skills That Make Administrative Assistants Stand Out
MARCH 21, 2017
Admin Assistant Training Assertive Attitude Career Management Communication Skills Conflict Resolution Creativity Etiquette Executive And Assistant Partnership Free Webianrs Interpersonal Skills Leadership Problem Solving Productivity Professional Image Self DevelopmentAdministrative professionals are always asking us what it takes to really stand out in the workplace. After all, it’s a competitive market out there!
7 Strategies to Speak Up to Get Results
APRIL 12, 2016
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Inspiring Business Leaders: 5 of the Most Influential Women
JANUARY 28, 2016
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Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed!
APRIL 3, 2017
If someone is doing something or saying something that is unacceptable to you, then you need to speak up in a professional and assertive manner. Welcome to April. Wow, where is the time going? April is one of my favorite months because, here at Office Dynamics, we get to celebrate the wonderful accomplishments of those in the administrative profession! In case you are not aware, Administrative Professionals Week is April 24 – 28. But we celebrate the entire month of April.
Is it time to bust your comfort zone?
SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
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Do you really “get” emotional intelligence?
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It’s Healthy to Have High Self-Esteem
FEBRUARY 8, 2016
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Strategies for Advancing Your Career Outside of Administrative Services
APRIL 25, 2017
Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Day Administrative Professionals Week Assertive Career Management Creativity Interpersonal Skills Self DevelopmentDesigned by Freepik. My good friend and fellow expert in the administrative field, Julie Perrine, has a saying that goes something like this, “In admin, you can start here and go anywhere!”. Incidentally, if you don’t know Julie, you should.
Getting People to Notice You At Work
JULY 13, 2015
Admin Assistant Training Admin Tips Assertive Assistant Training Career Management Professional Image Workplace Tools get noticed get noticed at work how to get your boss to notice you shine stand outDo you struggle with letting your light shine?
Don’t Be a Dragon to Yourself (Part 3 of 3)
MARCH 13, 2017
Lack assertiveness. The problem with not being assertive is we let people walk over us. If you don’t feel you are assertive, take some classes. Assertive is about getting your needs met while being considerate of others. Admin Assistant Training Assertive Attitude Conflict Resolution Difficult People Interpersonal Skills Motivators Self DevelopmentIf you read the past two blogs, you will know that I have been talking about office dragons.
Why Being An Executive Assistant Is A Rewarding Career
APRIL 26, 2016
In honor of Administrative Professionals Day, I want to share my thoughts on why I believe being an executive assistant is a rewarding career. When people tell me, “Anyone can do that job,” it bothers me. It tells me that person doesn’t really know what it takes to be a great assistant.
How to Impact Your Work by Rephrasing What You Say
APRIL 19, 2016
8 Little Words Make a BIG Difference. What can I do to get this started?” I will never forget how my life changed as an executive when Jasmine Freeman, Chief Executive Assistant, asked me that question. I was standing outside Jasmine’s office on my way out the front door.
Time For Administrative Professionals To Stay Vigilant!
APRIL 10, 2017
Admin Assistant Training Assertive Conflict Resolution Difficult PeopleWhat if you had Donald Trump as a boss? Even if you are a Trump supporter, you cannot deny that our new President ran his entire campaign exhibiting Class A, typecast bully behavior. This may lead one to ask: Is this the new paradigm of acceptable behavior in the workplace today?
Hired, then abandoned–how to become part of the team?
MAY 6, 2016
This month’s question from our friends at The Admin Pro Forum is from Maddy who is struggling to become part of the team at her new office. Take a moment to read her question and let us know what you think in the comments of this blog. Have you ever found yourself in a similar scenario?
How to Respond to Workplace Conflict
APRIL 11, 2016
Use assertive communication techniques. You might think talking about conflict is not very motivating, especially to kick off the week. However, Monday is the perfect time to talk about workplace conflict because we all have to deal with it.
5 Helpful Ways to Deal With a Person’s Bad Attitude
AUGUST 1, 2016
Recently, I was conducting a full-day workshop for administrative professionals at a large organization. I was purposely brought in to help these assistants manage change, build strategic partnerships with their managers, learn how to be more proactive, and build peer synergy.
Can Lack of Assertiveness be Interpreted as Weakness?
JANUARY 18, 2009
Can lack of assertiveness be interpreted as weakness? I’m going to share with you points that have been discussed on this topic when I’m teaching administrative assistants and support staff personnel how to be assertive. It’s ironic that I’m writing about this topic today because I just wrote an overview yesterday for a workshop on assertiveness that we are conducting for a major corporation soon. Assertiveness has to do with having an “attitude of confidence.”
Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership for Administrative Professionals
JUNE 22, 2016
This is a replay of the free webinar offered June 2016 titled Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership (for administrative professionals). Administrative professionals don’t typically think of themselves as leaders; even the most successful struggle with the idea!
Enlarge Your Presence
APRIL 25, 2016
Speak out; present new ideas; be creative; be assertive; be open; generate enthusiasm, create change; improve processes. I am just coming back to the office this week after an incredible week of teaching World Class Assistant to some amazing ladies.
Teaching Your Assistant Yields Huge Return on Investment
APRIL 13, 2016
Are you teaching your assistant? One of the most common challenges we hear from Administrative and Executive Assistants is this: “I’m underutilized.”. In our experience, Executives across the board fail to fully leverage the time and talents of their support staff.
Have You Reached A Career Plateau? How to Regain Control
APRIL 26, 2016
Author: Shelagh Donnelly. Have you paused lately to assess where your career is going? Are you making progress, or have you plateaued? Think about it. Plateaus are generally flat expanses of terrain, and you’ve made either a descent or a climb to reach one.
Be Bold Enough To Be An Owner
MARCH 14, 2016
Do You Have An Owner’s Mentality? Hello from my office to yours. Did you know that you do not have to own your own business to have an “owner’s” mentality? Did you know there are benefits to thinking like an “owner” vs. an employee? Do you know the key characteristics of owners?
Webinar Etiquette and Protocol for Live Events
JULY 6, 2016
Assertive Attitude Communication Skills Interpersonal Skills Professional Image Workplace Tools #officedynamics admin assistant etiquette Facebook Live Joan Burge professionalism protocol webinar webinar etiquetteIt’s time to talk about webinar etiquette.
5 Reasons Why Office Admins are the New Power Job
APRIL 20, 2016
Author: OfficeNinjas. Editor’s Note: This is a revised version of an original post from the OfficeNinjas blog. You connect the dots between departments, have mastered the art of juggling competing work priorities, all while keeping the lights on and often acting as director of first impressions.
Handling Ethical Issues in the Workplace
APRIL 21, 2016
Author: Lisa Olsen. Have you ever thought about your responsibility and power to improve ethical standards in the workplace? Assistants have touch-points at many levels in the organization and we often find ourselves encountering ethical dilemmas in the office.
Upcoming Free Webinar! Overworked But Underutilized: Go From Order Taker to Cognitive Being
DECEMBER 8, 2015
Are You Overworked But Underutilized? One of the most common complaints we hear from modern administrative professionals is that they feel busy—overwhelmed even—but they still aren’t really being utilized. The problem?
How to Master The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers
APRIL 8, 2016
The article, Juggling: The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers by Stacy Leitner was originally posted at AGreatDaysWork.com. This article has been shared by permission from the author. .
Living Your BIG & Bold Life [Upcoming Event]
APRIL 18, 2015
Announcement: Our next free webinar in our celebration series is open for registration. Living Your BIG & Bold Life with Joan Burge. May 7, 2015. 10:00 – 11:00 AM Pacific Time. Register Now, It’s a free event! Working women hold a unique position in our society.
Tactfully Voicing Your Opinion
APRIL 18, 2016
Happy Monday. I hope you had a great weekend. I’ve had a wonderful 6 days of vacation. I actually had a staycation. My daughter was visiting me and I had a great time playing tour guide and tourist in my own town, Las Vegas!
12 Days of Christmas Webinar: Building a Strong Partnership with Your Boss
DECEMBER 12, 2016
Building a strong partnership with your boss takes the right combination of time, practice, trust and these key elements addressed by Joan Burge in this free webinar. We invite you to watch the replay: Building a Strong Partnership. Important Webinar Resources.
Who Is Office Dynamics International?
APRIL 15, 2015
At Office Dynamics International we are celebrating 25 years of serving the administrative profession. Perhaps you’ve known us for a long time or you’re new around here. Either way, we want you to know who we are and what we believe. We Passionately Believe.