How do you make yourself more assertive?

Office Dynamics

This is a posted question from Business Management Daily ‘s Admin Pro Forum that has been shared with permission. . ” Articles on How to Be More Assertive. 7 Tips for Executive Assistants Who Want to Be More Assertive. Free Webinars on How to Be More Assertive.

How to be an assertive assistant

Practically Perfect PA

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.

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?

Skills required to be a good minute taker

Practically Perfect PA

Not everyone can be a good minute taker – it’s a definite skill and quite often an art, hence the name of my course, The Art of Minute Taking. There are definite skills required to be a good minute taker and I’ve listed some of them below: Listening. Assertiveness.

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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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The Top 3 Skills That Make Administrative Assistants Stand Out

Office Dynamics

As you can see, these skills go beyond the basics. There is much to learn regarding advanced skills for assistants. It’s designed to help you stand out and develop the master-level skills you need to become World Class. The post The Top 3 Skills That Make Administrative Assistants Stand Out appeared first on Office Dynamics. Administrative professionals are always asking us what it takes to really stand out in the workplace.

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

Office Dynamics

Ok, Renee is wondering how does an administrative assistant manage her manager or executive? Does Renee start with managing deadlines, learning how to schedule properly? How do you help your manager get things done?

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The Top Skills Executives Want From Assistants Today

Office Dynamics

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. Communication skills, both oral and written, are a must-have. Technological skills are a must-have to keep up with the pace and dynamics of the job. A must-have skill when managing your executive’s calendar is to understand your executive must have down time.”.

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How to Master The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers

Office Dynamics

The article, Juggling: The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers by Stacy Leitner was originally posted at If you are an assistant who works with multiple managers or executives, you know the work can be overwhelming at times.

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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. So, when you are communicating with executives or managers, keep it short, simple, and to the point.

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Why Being An Executive Assistant Is A Rewarding Career

Office Dynamics

I hear managers or Human Resource Professionals say it doesn’t take any special skill to be an administrative assistant. Manager of your executive’s work life.

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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. One administrative assistant said that her manager did not expect her to check business emails or take action on non-work hours.

2019 178

Celebrating Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

Ideas on how to build better partnerships with your managers. Administrative Assistants Rock! Join our April Blog-A-Thon. April is just around the corner and we love celebrating administrative professionals! This is the month we can (and will) celebrate in a big way.

Assistants Must Excel at the Fundamentals

Office Dynamics

I know many seasoned executive assistants who think they do not need to focus on or pay attention to their basic skills, what is also known as the fundamentals. They feel they have been managing calendars or planning meetings forever so why pay attention. Manager Support.

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Getting Things Done

Office Dynamics

How many times do you ask a manager or someone who is giving you a task, “How soon do you need this?” Early in the day, clarify with your manager(s) what are the most important priorities. Many times, your manager just gives you bits of information.

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Blog-a-Thon Bonus Announcement

Office Dynamics

BONUS BONUS BONUS!!! Get Bonus Entries In Our Blog-a-Thon For The Administrative Profession. For those of you who are participating in our blog-a-thon this April we want to give you even more ways to get entered to win. Announcing BONUS entries with social sharing.

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5 Reasons Why Office Admins are the New Power Job

Office Dynamics

Whether it’s finding the right caterer, meeting global counterparts from international office locations or brushing off your creative skills to whip up a spiffy PowerPoint presentation, you love tackling projects outside of your job scope (and even get excited at the opportunity!).

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Who Is Office Dynamics International?

Office Dynamics

Technical skills can be gleaned, but behavior must be taught. 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.

Qualities Of A Great Assistant

Office Dynamics

If you are a manager reading this blog, check off the ones that apply to your administrative partner. Good communication skills. Organization skills. Interpersonal communication skills. Excellent calendaring skills. Excellent time management skills.

2015 208

12 Days of Christmas Webinar: The Accelerated Assistant

Office Dynamics

In our program today we talked about seven ways to become an accelerated assistant. Below you will find our replay link, program notes, certificate download and access to our deal of the day. If you haven’t already registered for our 12 Days of Christmas Webinar Series, you can register here.

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12 Days of Christmas Webinar: Building a Strong Partnership with Your Boss

Office Dynamics

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.

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All the free training we offer in one place!

Office Dynamics

October: Managing Your Executive’s Day (Part 1) Webinar. October: Managing Your Executive’s Day (Part 2) Webinar. At Office Dynamics International we love what we do.

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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.

2018 166

Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed!

Office Dynamics

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. This is important for all assistants, managers and coworkers to remember the administrative profession is a true profession! These are the individuals who put up with all the stuff every day, put themselves second and third on the list, manage a multitude of responsibilities, make their executives look good, and are confidantes.

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Cleanup and Organize Your Workspace

Office Dynamics

Assertive Attitude Motivators Organizational Skills Stress Management UncategorizedSummer is a great time to do a little cleanup and organize your workspace. Business is usually a little quieter, employees take a vacation, and there seems to be a more relaxed work atmosphere.

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Executives and Assistants are Struggling Today

Office Dynamics

Management and administrative support professionals, as all employees, feel like they don’t have enough hours in the day to complete their work. The average number of emails Assistants manage between their email and their executive’s email is 225 per day to upwards of 400 per day!

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Teach Your Executive How to Work with You

Office Dynamics

This is a huge benefit to you because you grow your skill set. For years I have coached executives and assistants how to implement processes on everything from daily huddles to debrief meetings, managing email, travel planning, and holding quarterly strategic meetings.

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

Office Dynamics

From what I understand, no one else had anything like the portfolio to showcase their skills. 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?

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

Office Dynamics

If you need suggestions, I list all the items that can be discussed when executives and assistants meet in my Communicating with Your Manager post. I recently received a request for advice from an assistant named Kathryn.

2015 239

Hired, then abandoned–how to become part of the team?

Office Dynamics

Find more comments to Maddy’s question and other questions like this from your administrative peers here: Business Management Daily. 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.

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When is it too soon—or too late—to thwart bullying?

Office Dynamics

Each month we feature a question from our friends at Business Management Daily’s Admin Pro Forum. Assertive Career Management Communication Skills Conflict Resolution Difficult People Executive And Assistant Partnership Problem Solving

2018 135

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. She’s witnessed its power first hand and helped hundreds of administrative professionals hone their self-leadership skills.

Living Your BIG & Bold Life [Upcoming Event]

Office Dynamics

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.

2015 167

Introduce Yourself to Yourself

Office Dynamics

Perhaps you would really like to work for a top executive instead of a middle manager. Assertive Attitude Career Management Interpersonal Skills Self Development UncategorizedYou’re not the person you once were. Times change. People change. You have changed, too.

2018 160

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

Office Dynamics

In preparation for a webinar I held on October 8 called Managing Your Executive’s Day , we sent out a survey and received 700+ responses to the questions “What is your biggest struggle in partnering with your executive?” Managing Your Executive’s Day Webinar Replay/ReCast.

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

Office Dynamics

Business Management Daily had a daily free download or gift. Here’s a recap of the great content that was discussed this month: 10 Steps to Supporting Multiple Managers (4/1/2015). Wow, what a fabulous April!

2015 151

Tactfully Voicing Your Opinion In The Workplace

Office Dynamics

Throughout my career as an employee—a few decades ago—I had the need to voice my opinion to my manager, colleague, vendors, peers, and others. I encourage you to work on this vital business skill. I hope you had a great week last week and were able to apply the tips I had for communicating with people from different generations. In case you did not read the last two Monday Motivators , I have been writing a 3 part series on communicating for business success.

2017 158

The Power of One

Office Dynamics

Persuasion skills. Craft your skill. Good communication skills. Organizational skills. Self-management. Admin Assistant Training Assertive Career Management Communication Skills Cost Effective Creativity Interpersonal Skills Leadership Motivators Networking Organizational Skills Problem Solving Productivity Self Development TeamworkWelcome to May! Such a lovely time of year.

2017 139

5 Ways to Be a Value-Added Employee

Office Dynamics

That means more can be accomplished in less time – and management is sure to appreciate that. Whether you are a manager or an assistant, if you are familiar with your business, you can often see ways to make money—perhaps by paying attention to competitors or watching trends.

2018 148

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

Office Dynamics

To Do Lists – Task Management. That ability to produce it quickly instills confidence in your skills and abilities. Even finding an extra five minutes a day to work on your organization skills will add up over time. Project Management.

2016 157

Take Your Seat … At The Executive Table

Office Dynamics

What are the new skills admired and soon to be required of administrative professionals: Digital Savvy: learning semi-tech and self-publishing skills. <Guest Post by Debbie Gross> Take Your Seat…At the Executive Table. Administrative Professionals leading in the 21st-century.

2015 203

How to Respond to Workplace Conflict

Office Dynamics

This is an important skill to develop for any individual who has to work with others. Use assertive communication techniques. Having an “attitude of taking charge” is not necessarily the same as the “skill of taking charge.”

2016 172

Looking Forward With Intention [Free Webinar for Assistants]

Office Dynamics

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. Perhaps you can relate to those feelings?

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