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

Office Dynamics

This is the best blog for advice for administrative assistants and executive assistants provided by Office Dynamics International. I’ve tried everything from whiteboards of projects to various types of folders with deadlines, to scheduling time in outlook, sending reminders (email, outlook, paper) to standing weekly meetings with him. Ask An Admin Assertive Communication Skills Conflict Resolution Problem Solving Productivity Teamwork Time Management Uncategorized

2019 143

Qualities Of A Great Assistant

Office Dynamics

But do you always “listen” or do you distract yourself with reading emails while someone is talking to you? More free webinar events with Office Dynamics International: The post Qualities Of A Great Assistant appeared first on Office Dynamics. What qualities do assistants think you need to be a great assistant?

2015 167

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How to Master The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers

Office Dynamics

email, instant chat, phone, text messaging, etc.). Establish positive working relationships with other internal administrative support staff as they are vital when additional help is needed. Stacy Leitner has been both nationally and internationally recognized in her roles as an executive assistant and college educator. The article, Juggling: The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers by Stacy Leitner was originally posted at AGreatDaysWork.com.

2016 143

Executives and Assistants are Struggling Today

Office Dynamics

As founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International, I have been on the “other side of the desk” for 25 years. Executives do not share necessary information with their Assistants and do not always include their Assistant in their email communications. Executives and Assistants cannot keep up with the emails that flood their Inbox on a 24/7 basis. [This article was originally posted at Executive Secretary Magazine.].

2015 153

Living Your BIG & Bold Life [Upcoming Event]

Office Dynamics

Join Joan Burge, CEO of Office Dynamics International, for an inspiring look at what it takes to live a BIG and bold life, even in today’s hectic world. Instant access to the recorded program featuring Joan Burge (link will be emailed to all registered attendees). 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.

2015 132

Thank you for joining our Admin Blog-a-thon, what’s next?

Office Dynamics

Who Is Office Dynamics International? More ways to stay in touch… Never want to miss a blog post from us by entering your email at the upper right of this page (then click submit). Wow, what a fabulous April! Did you have the most incredible Administrative Professionals’ Week this year?

2015 116

A day in the life: Katrina Wardell, EA at Dropbox

Practically Perfect PA

I have a Bachelor’s degree from Mills College in International Politics & Economics and a Master’s degree from Trinity College Dublin in International Development. This will mean managing budgets, assisting with internal communications, organising global events and loads more! My EA function includes booking travel, heavy calendar and email management and organising the site-wide events. Don’t be afraid to be assertive!

Some training suggestions for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

We have to be experts at IT, we have to have great people skills and we have to be assertive and confident to be able to handle all of the daily tasks asked of us! Internal training and graduate programmes. If your company has an internal training programme which could be online do take the time to have a look at the options. Outlook (or whatever email / diary system you use) is a fundamental tool for assistants.

Quiz: Are You a Respectful Co-Worker?

Eat Your Career

b) Ask one of the interns clean it up – after all, they’re supposed to be learning all angles of business! Perhaps you think this makes you assertive. Email this to a friend? Your office is probably full of different personalities— some easier to get along with than others. No matter where you work, or what you do, respecting your co-workers is an essential part of being a high-quality professional. Your team is there to support and guide you.

2013 136

How to Find Your Voice at Work

Eat Your Career

So today’s post is all about finding your voice at work and overcoming those internal demons that have been keeping you quiet. While you want to demonstrate assertiveness, you need to balance it with respect. Email this to a friend? I know so many amazing professionals who often tell me that speaking up at work is a challenge. It’s not that they don’t have opinions—the certainly do! And it’s not because they don’t have the smarts—these folks are the best and the brightest.

2010 133

5 Simple Steps to Eliminate Fear and Even Use it as an Asset.

Productive & Organized

  Begin to assert control over your mind by learning to consistently follow five steps - 1)    Acknowledge the fear.    Take an assessment of your internal dialog, that little voice inside your head, and figure out what is causing the alarm.    Fear operates as an internal warning system, and can be just what you need to slow down and really pay attention to the decisions you are making. 

2010 183

The Office Professionals Code of Conduct

The Office Professionals Place

I will communicate effectively and assertively so that there is a clear understanding of what is required and requested. The Office Professionals Place by Elite Office Concepts The purpose of this blog is to educate, enlighten, motivate, inspire, and strengthen office professionals to grow in their professional development. Lets grow together! Friday, May 21, 2010 The Office Professionals Code of Conduct In every aspect of business, there is a Code of Conduct.

2010 100

Managing the Micromanager

The Office Professionals Place

If others are involved in the project, cc your manager on emails so that they are kept in the "loop." Provide assurance and be assertive. The Office Professionals Place by Elite Office Concepts The purpose of this blog is to educate, enlighten, motivate, inspire, and strengthen office professionals to grow in their professional development. Lets grow together! Monday, August 24, 2009 Managing the Micromanager The job description did not include managing a micromanager.

2009 109

The Charge: Your Emotions – The Cost: Your Job

The Office Professionals Place

Just as you would not send an email when you are angry or upset, dont ask to meet with the individual until you have a clear, strategic plan of how you will approach the topic and express your thoughts. Be assertive, state your case, and give and ask for solutions. The Office Professionals Place by Elite Office Concepts The purpose of this blog is to educate, enlighten, motivate, inspire, and strengthen office professionals to grow in their professional development.

2010 109

If You Want Something Done, Thank Others for What They Do

The Office Professionals Place

If it is a situation that requires urgent attention, be assertive and ask for help and apologize for any inconvenience. The Office Professionals Place by Elite Office Concepts The purpose of this blog is to educate, enlighten, motivate, inspire, and strengthen office professionals to grow in their professional development. Lets grow together!

2010 100

A Test of Your Professionalism: Will You Pass?

The Office Professionals Place

Listen with empathy not sympathy and be assertive in your response. The Office Professionals Place by Elite Office Concepts The purpose of this blog is to educate, enlighten, motivate, inspire, and strengthen office professionals to grow in their professional development. Lets grow together! Wednesday, February 24, 2010 A Test of Your Professionalism: Will You Pass? A professional is someone who possesses distinctive qualities in a particular profession.

2010 100

How DreamWorks Teaches All Employees to Flex Their Creativity Muscle

45 Things

DreamWorks would not have believed this accountant's assertion that he's not creative. Whether it's an idea for a new movie or a better plan for developing new products, DreamWorks believes that stirring the creative juices is critical for keeping the international company competitive, he says. Satterthwaite says the company finds that in a time of emails, instant messages and texts, personal interactions are critical.

2012 69

What ever happened to the "us" in Service?

Laughing all the Way to Work

We need to be assertive and show our bosses how much better they can function if the administrative jobs are taken care of by us. I could see him looking after himself, trying to organise his diary and all his emails etc, and he wasn't sure what to give me. Quotations Marks Rules for numbers Saying thank you in an email Seasons greetings or Seasons greetings?

2010 100

How To Live A Scriptless Life

Brilliantly Better

Your internal voices will start telling you: “nothing good will come out of this, because you didn’t respond with kindness”. And, depending on how powerful your script is, those internal voices can be pretty strong. Fact is that even if your internal script was broken, the outside reality was modified in your favor.

2010 74