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

Office Dynamics

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

Office Dynamics

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.

Why Being An Executive Assistant Is A Rewarding Career

Office Dynamics

Stress reducer. 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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Set Healthy Boundaries at Work

Office Dynamics

An important component to self-management versus stress-management is to set healthy boundaries in the workplace. Learning Highlights You will learn: . Why assertiveness in the workplace matters, especially for assistants, how it benefits you and what it really means.

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Getting Things Done

Office Dynamics

An organized workspace reduces stress, gives the impression to others that you are on top of things, and saves you time. Learn to scan information and determine which items really need attention.

2019 186

Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership for Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

Only a rare few administrative professionals have learned to tap into the power of the most advanced leadership skill. Learning Highlights. As an attendee, you will learn…. Plus helpful resources for continued learning!). Continued Learning and Development.

5 Reasons Why Office Admins are the New Power Job

Office Dynamics

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.

2016 205

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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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. Either party is too stressed to attempt reconciliation.

2016 172

Getting People to Notice You: Cultivating High Self-Esteem Webinar Replay

Office Dynamics

As an attendee, you will learn…. Earn positive attention in the workplace and address the most common obstacle standing in the way for most assistants—lack of self-esteem. Do you struggle with getting people to notice you?

12 Days of Christmas Webinar: The Organized Admin with Julie Perrine

Office Dynamics

Key Tip for Everyone to Remember: Learn your unique organizing style and work WITH your time and space style instead of fighting it. 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.

2016 157

Living Your BIG & Bold Life [Upcoming Event]

Office Dynamics

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. Announcement: Our next free webinar in our celebration series is open for registration. Living Your BIG & Bold Life with Joan Burge.

2015 167

How to Build Consensus in Place of Conflict

Office Dynamics

As more companies embrace the spirit of teamwork, 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. Either party is too stressed to attempt reconciliation.

2016 132

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

Office Dynamics

Here’s a recap of just some of the amazing things that went on this year in celebration of you, Administrative Professionals: Executive Secretary Magazine sent out daily gifts from a variety of organizations specifically for administrative professionals learning benefit.

2015 151

Looking Forward With Intention [Free Webinar for Assistants]

Office Dynamics

Learning Highlights. As an attendee, you’ll learn…. It’s hard to believe another year is nearly over. Here at Office Dynamics International, as we wrap up this 25th year of business, we’re feeling both grateful and overwhelmed with all we’ve experienced in 2015.

2015 132

Getting the Most Out of Your Next Performance Evaluation

Office Dynamics

Scheduling a performance evaluation meeting and setting measurable goals can be stressful or even seem unproductive to some. I have personally experienced stress in the past too! There are ways to decrease the stress levels and frustration though!

2018 165

The Top Skills Executives Want From Assistants Today

Office Dynamics

The most important ability an assistant has to learn to do is to figure out what NOT to do. I hope you are curious to learn more about the skills you need to truly be successful in the administrative profession. Office Dynamics often surveys managers and high-level executives as to the skills, attitudes, and behaviors that are most important for an assistant to possess. Here are some non-edited , direct quotes from them. See how you measure up.

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7 Ways to Stop Overthinking

Dumb Little Man

Use your interpersonal skills, such as influence and assertiveness, to ask and clarify those things that make you overthink or overanalyze. Learn to listen without judging. Brain Negativity StressOverthinking is very powerful.

2016 285

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. Reduces stress for both the executive and assistant.

2015 239

Learning to Ask for Help

On The Job

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.

2007 100

33 Expressive Ways to Overcome Self-Doubt & Anxiety like Madonna

Dumb Little Man

Bad news is we are all here to learn lessons… sigh. Good news is that we are meant to learn lessons and by addressing them, we can transform them into strengths. Embrace quick, repeated failure allowing for the meant-to-learn lessons and opportunity. Happiness Negativity Stress

2016 204

Communicating With Your Manager

Office Dynamics

If you recently attended a seminar or training session, share the ideas you learned with your executive. Explain how you intend to incorporate the ideas you learned and if and how your executive can participate in the change. Reduces stress. The Importance of Daily Huddles.

2015 212

How to Tackle Adversity Like an Oyster

Dumb Little Man

As I walked on, I thought about how oysters produce pearls to alleviate the “discomfort” that trespassing particles assert on their soft tissues. Learn from adversity, don't bottle it up. Lifehacks Stress

2011 285

Have You Reached A Career Plateau? How to Regain Control

Office Dynamics

Other times, we’re simply drained after being tapped for a major undertaking or high stress project. Offer to help coordinate a “lunch and learn” session, or an after-hours network of your peers. Manage interruptions and learn to say “no” where appropriate.

2016 138

Time For Administrative Professionals To Stay Vigilant!

Office Dynamics

Unchecked, the effects are: increased stress, lower self-esteem and poor productivity among the abused, which in turn damage any organization’s effectiveness, stability and profitability. If you’d like to learn more about our Blog-A-Thon you can do so here. Admin Assistant Training Assertive Conflict Resolution Difficult PeopleWhat if you had Donald Trump as a boss?

The Power of a Winning Attitude

Office Dynamics

You need to work on your communications skills and being more assertive to gain attention. I have learned over 42 years in the workplace, that most difficult people, have a soft spot inside. Are you learning a new software program? We talk to ourselves all day.

2014 152

Take Up Your Business: How To Pitch A Business Idea

Dumb Little Man

All these exercises will help you reduce stress and feel calmer while presenting to a bigger audience. Assertiveness. Assertiveness” is a “buzzword” in the world of business. Assertive employees do not hesitate to respond to colleagues’ negative comments or ask for a pay rise.

2018 224

Happy Administrative Professionals Week! An Admirable Profession

Office Dynamics

I can do what I do today because of what I learned during those 20 years. You get to work with the movers and the shakers; you know and learn things other people in your company are not privy to! Administrative Professionals Week – Celebrating An Admirable Profession.

TIME FOR A COMEBACK

Office Dynamics

I have learned more nursing skills than I ever would wish to have learned (I am very squeamish, on top of it) and Dave has been fighting daily battles in his own way. Continue to fine tune the great administrative skills you possess and always learn new skills. Attitude Organizational Skills Stress ManagementThanks to 100s of you who have sent Dave and me your well wishes, prayers, and cards. We certainly needed every bit of encouragement.

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TIME FOR A COMEBACK

Office Dynamics

I have learned more nursing skills than I ever would wish to have learned (I am very squeamish, on top of it) and Dave has been fighting daily battles in his own way. Continue to fine tune the great administrative skills you possess and always learn new skills. Tags: Attitude Organizational Skills Stress Management Thanks to 100s of you who have sent Dave and me your well wishes, prayers, and cards. We certainly needed every bit of encouragement.

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Tips for the Tourist in All of Us: The Savvy Admin’s Guide to Travel!

Office Dynamics

It will certainly reduce any travel stress you may experience. Be assertive in a professional fashion. Consider it a learning experience that will help you know how best to help your executives when someday it happens to them!

2018 182

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! One of your co-workers is overwhelmed and stressed out. a) Acknowledge that you know she is stressed and let it go. Sure, she’s stressed.

2013 182

4 Simple Steps To Landing Your Dream Job

Dumb Little Man

One of the best ways to learn about positions you may be interested in is to reach out to professionals. This just goes to show how important projecting confident and assertive body language can be to performing well in an interview. Although the process of preparing for an interview can feel stressful, it can become an extremely worthwhile experience. Aaron is a fresh college graduate looking to land his first full-time job.

2018 131

How to Say 'No' at Work

Ian's Messy Desk

It’s important to learn how and when to say no. However, many people run around stressed because they’re saying yes to everybody but themselves. Once you establish a pattern, co-workers will learn to respect that time and not disturb you.

2010 164

How to Find Your Voice at Work

Eat Your Career

You’ll learn more. If you need to confront a delicate situation with someone who’s particularly stressed out, choose your timing wisely. While you want to demonstrate assertiveness, you need to balance it with respect. Learn how to speak concisely.

2010 177

NEWS RELEASE: Star Achievement Series Has Gone Public

Office Dynamics

Taught by Joan Burge , creator and master trainer of the Star Achievement Series® with more than 39 years of administrative expertise and learning and development. Pre-course work will be assigned to prepare the student thus engaging them in the learning process before they arrive.

2012 150

Building Upon Your Productivity Momentum

Productivity Bits

Although you must also assert some flexibility into the system, this does not mean you have to abandon its constant reinforcement. If you’ve been reading the GTD book by David Allen , you are probably convinced now that a stress-free productivity is not a matter of managing your time. Learn To Automate. Never stop learning. Learn new technologies and never stop looking for systems that you can adapt to your own. Learn From Mistakes.

2010 172

The Charge: Your Emotions – The Cost: Your Job

The Office Professionals Place

By counting backwards and focusing on the numbers, it is more difficult to focus on the actual stress element and therefore, you become more relaxed. Be assertive, state your case, and give and ask for solutions.

2010 141

Travel Tips for Your Administrative Professionals Conference or Training Event

Office Dynamics

It will certainly reduce any travel stress you may experience. Be assertive in a professional fashion. Consider it a learning experience that will help you know how best to help your executives when someday it happens to them! The Savvy Admin’s Guide to Travel!

Administrative Professionals Conference or Training Event Travel Tips

Office Dynamics

It will certainly reduce any travel stress you may experience. Be assertive in a professional fashion. Consider it a learning experience that will help you know how best to help your executives when someday it happens to them! The Savvy Admin’s Guide to Travel!

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: 6 Questions to Increase your.

On The Job

It means that if you make a mistake, “you say what you did and what you learned from it and what you’ll do differently in the future,” she says. When we are honest with ourselves we are more likely to feel less stressed.

2010 151

State of the Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

Joan then presented the Full Spectrum Competency Model for Star-performing Administrative Professionals , stressing the Advanced Adminology Skill Set , which will provide administrative professionals with a solid foundation. I know she does not know but needs to learn this skill in order to succeed every day.”. The general public boldly asserts: “ anyone can be an assistant.” And based upon what I learned from Joan, that is truly so!

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