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?

Some training suggestions for assistants

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Quite often I am asked which courses I would recommend for assistants that are just starting in the profession and want to undertake some training to increase their skills and help them move up the career ladder. All of this means that we must, must, must attend training courses.

All the free training we offer in one place!

Office Dynamics

Our free training programs began in 2009 with the 26 Weeks to Administrative Excellence pre-recorded video program. More free assistant training at your fingertips. You’ll find even more training videos by Joan Burge here.

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Communicating With Your Manager

Office Dynamics

This is the best advice you will ever receive on how to build a strategic partnership with your executive, manage their day, and stay on top of the volumes of tasks and projects you have to handle. When it comes to e-mail management, there are various approaches.

2015 212

5 reasons every assistant should attend external training

Practically Perfect PA

There have been so many times over the years that I have received an email about a fantastic training course or conference that I would love to attend. It really is unheard of in any other profession: so why don’t assistants attend training courses?

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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?

2019 174

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 AGreatDaysWork.com. If you are an assistant who works with multiple managers or executives, you know the work can be overwhelming at times.

2016 174

Free Webinar Teaches You How to Develop Your Persuasion Skills

Office Dynamics

How to get training at work. • Joan also discussed some bonus tips in how to go after a yes when it comes to training and development towards the end of the program.

2015 203

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.

Who Is Office Dynamics International?

Office Dynamics

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.

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.

2015 193

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

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.

2016 199

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.

2019 144

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.

2016 208

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. Excellent time management skills. Taking baby steps is a good way to manage a big list of “must get better at” areas.

2015 208

Getting People to Notice You At Work

Office Dynamics

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?

2015 231

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?

2015 132

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

5 Reasons Why Office Admins are the New Power Job

Office Dynamics

Working as an admin professional often means working closely with leadership positions and essentially acting as project manager for the C-suite. Author: OfficeNinjas. Editor’s Note: This is a revised version of an original post from the OfficeNinjas blog.

2016 205

Travel Tips for Your Administrative Professionals Conference or Training Event

Office Dynamics

I also host a high-end training program for executive assistants and administrative assistants called World Class Assistant , in Las Vegas. for a full day at a conference or training. Request to speak to the “Manager on Duty.”. Be assertive in a professional fashion.

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!

2015 192

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.

2019 186

Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership for Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

Self-Management vs. Stress Management and Juggling Work, Home and Your Personal Life. This is a replay of the free webinar offered June 2016 titled Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership (for administrative professionals).

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.

2015 229

Enlarge Your Presence

Office Dynamics

During my training, I give ample time for attendees to use their creativity, skill practice, and stretch out of their comfort zones. Speak out; present new ideas; be creative; be assertive; be open; generate enthusiasm, create change; improve processes.

2016 160

Today’s Administrative Assistant Has Power

Office Dynamics

I often see this in my training classes. Powerful assistants self-manage. Self-management is being very aware of your feeling, emotions, attitudes and knowing how you tend to respond to things. In what ways can you manage your thoughts, especially when you feel upset or work is chaotic? Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Day Administrative Professionals Week Assertive Career Management Self Development

2017 184

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. Thousands of employees tell me they can’t attend training because their company won’t pay for it. This is important for all assistants, managers and coworkers to remember the administrative profession is a true profession! Welcome to April. Wow, where is the time going?

2017 166

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

Office Dynamics

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? You can view the replay of our webinar, Getting People to Notice You: Cultivating High Self-Esteem.

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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

Assistants Must Excel at the Fundamentals

Office Dynamics

They feel they have been managing calendars or planning meetings forever so why pay attention. Manager Support. Managing Office Technology. Supporting Multiple Managers. Task and Project Management. Time Management.

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Upcoming Free Webinar! Overworked But Underutilized: Go From Order Taker to Cognitive Being

Office Dynamics

Strategies for successfully managing up and getting your executive(s) to delegate more. Tools to train your executive how to leverage your talents (and sell the idea to even the most stubborn leaders!). How to manage up. Are You Overworked But Underutilized?

2015 130

Choose to Avoid Negative Talk In The Office

Office Dynamics

You may not be directly affected by this dragon the dragon can be creating pain for your industry, your employer, managers, executives, and customers. Put together a presentation showing your executive the benefits of the training.

2015 207

Is it time to bust your comfort zone?

Office Dynamics

Admin Assistant Training Assertive Career Management Leadership Problem Solving Self Development Stress Management Workplace Tools #bustthezone comfort zone free webinar Jasmine Freeman stretch your skills

2015 185

How do you work for someone you dislike?

Office Dynamics

This question originally appeared at Admin Pro Forum and has been shared with the permission of Business Management Daily. . Question: “Five months ago I was hired as an admin at a telecommunications company.

2016 145

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

4 Ways To Get Noticed At Work

Office Dynamics

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2015 206

What I Learned From 450 Revolutionary Assistants in Las Vegas

Office Dynamics

We’re all fortunate to have training pioneers like Joan and her team in the corner for administrative professionals. Brandi is a frequent speaker on employment issues and has been interviewed by the media on career, job search, workplace, hiring and management topics.

2016 169

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.

2016 143

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. Admin Assistant Training Assertive Attitude Career Management Communication Skills Difficult People Interpersonal Skills Motivators Professional Image Self Development Stress Management administrative assistant administrative professional adminskills career advice communication executive assistant Monday Motivators voice your opinion workplace

2017 158

Take Your Seat … At The Executive Table

Office Dynamics

Maybe there are training programs or webinars that can give you the educational edge? <Guest Post by Debbie Gross> Take Your Seat…At the Executive Table. Administrative Professionals leading in the 21st-century.

2015 203

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

Office Dynamics

To Do Lists – Task Management. There are 5 core systems I encourage assistants to look at first: Time and Task Management. Project Management. Her system for email management is outstanding.

2016 157