How to be an assertive assistant

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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.

How To Be More Assertive Without Becoming Disrespectful

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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.

7 Tips for Executive Assistants Who Want To Be More Assertive

Office Dynamics

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?

Choosing When to Assert Yourself

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Being assertive involves some risk because you aren’t guaranteed of the outcome. However, you will have a better chance of having your needs met with assertive action than by being passive or aggressive. When communicating assertively, it’s a good idea to start at the end —what you want to see happen and then work backward by communicating your needs. List the pros – what are the good outcomes if you assert yourself or your needs? Learn from your experience.

Choosing When to Assert Yourself

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Being assertive involves some risk because you aren’t guaranteed of the outcome. However, you will have a better chance of having your needs met with assertive action than by being passive or aggressive. When communicating assertively, it’s a good idea to start at the end —what you want to see happen and then work backward by communicating your needs. List the pros – what are the good outcomes if you assert yourself or your needs? Learn from your experience.

What I Learned From 450 Revolutionary Assistants in Las Vegas

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Continue pursuing opportunities to learn and be challenged. The post What I Learned From 450 Revolutionary Assistants in Las Vegas appeared first on Office Dynamics. When I was asked to speak at the Office Dynamics Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence , I was ecstatic.

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Set Healthy Boundaries at Work

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Learning Highlights You will learn: . 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.

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Getting Things Done

Office Dynamics

Learn to scan information and determine which items really need attention. 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.

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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. Learning to read your audience or the situation and adapt as necessary.

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Teach Your Executive How to Work with You

Office Dynamics

However, at 26, thanks to an awesome executive, I learned how a strategic partnership should work and I taught every executive after that how to work with me. Assertive Career Management Executive And Assistant Partnership

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Do you really “get” emotional intelligence?

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One of the interesting learnings for me has been the realisation that EI is one of those things… Read the full article here: Do you really “get” emotional intelligence? Personal Effectiveness anger assertiveness dene stuart EI emotional intelligence emotions influence

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Assistants Must Excel at the Fundamentals

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I never take for granted the basic ‘platform’ skills I learned in the early days as a speaker. Assertive Attitude Communication Skills Productivity Self Development UncategorizedFrom Joan Burge’s new book, Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed (2018).

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

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Does Renee start with managing deadlines, learning how to schedule properly? Ask An Admin Assertive Communication Skills Conflict Resolution Problem Solving Productivity Teamwork Time Management Uncategorized

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Free Webinar Teaches You How to Develop Your Persuasion Skills

Office Dynamics

As we celebrate 25 years in business we’re offering a free webinar each month for administrative professionals to continue their skill development and learn more about who we are and what we offer the administrative profession.

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How to Embrace an Owner Mentality

Office Dynamics

Learning Highlights. As an attendee, you will learn…. Learn more here www.OfficeDynamicsConference.com. Embracing the “Owner” Mentality with Special Guest, Daren Martin, PhD. As an administrative professional, you probably think of yourself as an employee.

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How To Be Effective In The Office

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Here are three quick and highly effective linguistic tips you can start using today and learn how to be effective in the office. “Do” Administrative Professionals Week Assertive Attitude Career Management UncategorizedHow to be effective in the office.

2018 174

Develop a Healthy Curiosity

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Learn to ask questions; specifically, the right question. Learn what your manager likes to follow, and become her eyes and ears on the subject. Assertive Attitude Problem Solving Productivity Self Development

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12 Days of Christmas Webinar: The Accelerated Assistant

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Learn how to create your Desk Reference Manual with this template from All Things Admin. To learn more about this event, please visit www.officedynamicsconference.com. In our program today we talked about seven ways to become an accelerated assistant.

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Practicing Principles of Persuasion

Office Dynamics

Is your executive motivated by ROI (return on investment), the skills you will develop, or you learning from an acclaimed expert in the field? Let your executive know that you will share what you have learned with co-workers. That in itself is a learning experience.

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5 Ways to Be a Value-Added Employee

Office Dynamics

While traveling gets old after a while and is tiring, I love what I learn when I go on site into an organization. I’ve been doing this for 28 years and I never grow weary of learning, experiencing, and coming home feeling rewarded!

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Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed!

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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. Since I got out of high school and went right into the workforce, I was hungry to learn in any way possible. I have identified 3 levels of learning. Peer to peer (Basic, Foundational)—these are the great tips you learn from your peers; the people who are in the same job family as you. Welcome to April.

2017 166

Enlarge Your Presence

Office Dynamics

It was four full-days of learning and these assistants were hungry to achieve their certification and WCA Certified designation. Every time I have the honor of teaching, I learn new things as well.

2016 160

Getting the Most Out of Your Next Performance Evaluation

Office Dynamics

Learning is always a win-win for an employee & manager and progress is easily tracked. Assertive Attitude Career Management Meetings Self Development Uncategorized

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Overqualified and Interviewing

Office Dynamics

I have applied for positions I was overqualified for and thankful for what I learned from them. Possible boredom is alleviated when you continue learning and create better procedures; your workday becomes the most productive it can be.

Today’s Administrative Assistant Has Power

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If you’d like to learn more about our Blog-A-Thon you can do so here. 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.

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Why Being An Executive Assistant Is A Rewarding Career

Office Dynamics

If you have been in the administrative profession for 25+ years, know that you can keep growing, expanding and learning. In fact, you need to continually learn and grow.

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Setting Healthy Boundaries Today

Office Dynamics

Under that umbrella, we addressed topics such as self-management vs. stress management, learning specific difficult people types and how to handle each of them, the benefits of conflict and much more. Setting Healthy Boundaries.

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Is it time to bust your comfort zone?

Office Dynamics

By attending this session, you’ll learn a wide variety of everyday strategies for stretching your own comfort zone at work (without snapping!). You will learn… Why the comfort zone isn’t always a “bad” thing. Hint: You’ll learn how to know when to push and when to rest!).

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Webinar Etiquette and Protocol for Live Events

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Thanks for taking a moment to learn more about webinar etiquette with us. Assertive Attitude Communication Skills Interpersonal Skills Professional Image Workplace Tools #officedynamics admin assistant etiquette Facebook Live Joan Burge professionalism protocol webinar webinar etiquette

Choose to Avoid Negative Talk In The Office

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Therefore, you need to invest in learning (even if your employer can’t support you). If you do your due diligence and promote the benefits of what you will learn and then use persuasion skills, you should be a winner! Imagine this… There is a huge fiery dragon roaming the earth.

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5 Reasons Why Office Admins are the New Power Job

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It brings a whole new meaning to learning on the job. “ I consider the biggest perks learning by osmosis by being in the same room as Fortune 100 execs. ” – Kiyomi D. Learn more about how you can enter to win amazing prizes during Office Ninjas’ #AdminWeek event.

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Take Your Seat … At The Executive Table

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What are the new skills admired and soon to be required of administrative professionals: Digital Savvy: learning semi-tech and self-publishing skills. Data Analysis: learning how to collect, analyze and synthesizing information to create solutions. Learn more about Debbie Gross.

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Learning to Ask for Help

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Asking for Help in Times of Need,” Klaver writes: “The act of asking for help is not only an invitation, it is a declaration, an assertion that we are deserving of assistance. When we venture to ask for what we need, we learn quickly that we are not alone and that there are resources, friends, and partners available to help. First, let me admit that I am not big on asking for help.

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Executives and Assistants Working in Partnership with Special Guest, Joanne Linden

Office Dynamics

Joanne joins us in Las Vegas to learn the Executives and Assistants Working in Partnership course that Joan Burge developed for the executive and assistant team.

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Assistants Speak Out: The Biggest Struggles In Partnering With Their Executive

Office Dynamics

When I work with executives and assistants one-on-one, the executive tells me they have increased their productivity by 20% or more because they have now learned how to utilize their assistant, delegate, and include them in their business life. Happy Monday! Fall is in the air and I love it.

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Are You Too Busy for The Most Important Partner In Your Office? The Importance of Daily Huddles

Office Dynamics

I was fortunate to learn at a young age that daily huddles or brief meetings between an executive and assistant are the most important part of the day and the partnership. I recently received a request for advice from an assistant named Kathryn.

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7 Strategies to Speak Up to Get Results

Office Dynamics

We can only get what we really want in life if we learn to speak our truth. The following post was originally published at ColetteCarlson.com and is shared with permission from the author. “I’ve

2016 181

How to Respond to Workplace Conflict

Office Dynamics

As more companies embrace collaboration, you must learn to work with other people and truly become a team player to get the work done and help your organization be more competitive. Use assertive communication techniques.

2016 172

The Top 3 Skills That Make Administrative Assistants Stand Out

Office Dynamics

Learning to communicate at the executive level is absolutely essential for success and it’s extremely rare. Defining your distinct professional trademark—and learning how to leverage that in the workplace—will help you shape how others see you. There is much to learn regarding advanced skills for assistants. We hope you’ll join us to learn more and have some fun! Administrative professionals are always asking us what it takes to really stand out in the workplace.

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Strategies for Advancing Your Career Outside of Administrative Services

Office Dynamics

Learn how to run reports and queries, or maybe offer to help creating procedures for others to do the same. If you’d like to learn more about our Blog-A-Thon you can do so here. Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Day Administrative Professionals Week Assertive Career Management Creativity Interpersonal Skills Self DevelopmentDesigned by Freepik.

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Live Your BIG & BOLD Life Free Webinar Replay

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Learning Highlights. As an attendee, you’ll learn: • Why “Superwoman Syndrome” is so prevalent for today’s working women and why it’s time to let it go. • Learn more about the BIG Life Mastermind and how to join the ‘Wait List.’ Access the free webinar replay here.

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5 Helpful Ways to Deal With a Person’s Bad Attitude

Office Dynamics

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. Recently, I was conducting a full-day workshop for administrative professionals at a large organization.

2016 165

It’s Healthy to Have High Self-Esteem

Office Dynamics

Learn to love and accept yourself. Learn to be your own superstar! Love yourself. In honor of the month of love, I am going to offer some great info I wrote a few years ago with my BIG Life project. People often describe their self-esteem like a thermometer. It goes up and down.