How to Relax After A Stressful Day At Work

Dumb Little Man

I embarked on the journey to find out how I could detox myself from workplace stress. If you have a crotchety boss, who wouldn’t let you switch it off, then show your assertiveness. On every other blog on stress relief, they always tell you to exercise, and they advise you right.

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Assertive versus Aggressive

Office Dynamics

Be Assertive, Not Aggressive. What is the difference between assertive behavior and aggressive behavior? Assertiveness has to do with having an “attitude of confidence.” Benefits of Being Assertive. Less stress and wasted time.

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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?

Assertiveness or Weakness?

Office Dynamics

We, therefore, create stress in our lives. The best time to be assertive with a person is in the early phase of your relationship! Assertion : Confidently expressing what you think, feel, and believe. Look for Part 2 of this blog later next week: Can Lack of Assertiveness be Interpreted as Weakness? As I’m preparing to teach one of the modules from my Star Achievement Series® curriculum, I just came across something I want to share with you.

Assertiveness or Weakness?

Office Dynamics

We, therefore, create stress in our lives. The best time to be assertive with a person is in the early phase of your relationship! Assertion : Confidently expressing what you think, feel, and believe. Look for Part 2 of this blog later next week: Can Lack of Assertiveness be Interpreted as Weakness? As I’m preparing to teach one of the modules from my Star Achievement Series® curriculum, I just came across something I want to share with you.

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? Less stress and wasted time. ·

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? Less stress and wasted time. ·

Choose A Positive Attitude

Office Dynamics

Assertive Attitude Productivity Self Development Stress Management UncategorizedFrom Joan Burge’s new book, Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed (2018). I HAVE BEEN SPEAKING on attitude since 1990. What I said in 1990 still holds true today.

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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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Why Being An Executive Assistant Is A Rewarding Career

Office Dynamics

Stress reducer. In honor of Administrative Professionals Day, I want to share my thoughts on why I believe being an executive assistant is a rewarding career. When people tell me, “Anyone can do that job,” it bothers me.

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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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Celebrating Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

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.

Put A Lid On It: Venting Is Bad For You

Office Dynamics

<Guest Post by Courtney Clark> Don’t you hate that feeling when stress starts to build up, until you reach your boiling point and you feel like you just can’t take it any more? Because they didn’t have the little release of venting, their stress built up.

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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. 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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Set Healthy Boundaries at Work

Office Dynamics

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

2019 185

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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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.

5 Reasons Why Office Admins are the New Power Job

Office Dynamics

Author: OfficeNinjas. Editor’s Note: This is a revised version of an original post from the OfficeNinjas blog. You connect the dots between departments, have mastered the art of juggling competing work priorities, all while keeping the lights on and often acting as director of first impressions.

2016 207

All the free training we offer in one place!

Office Dynamics

At Office Dynamics International we love what we do. Part of what we do is provide tools and services to administrative professionals to enhance the quality of their work-life that promote administrative excellence.

2015 219

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 188

How to Respond to Workplace Conflict

Office Dynamics

Use assertive communication techniques. Either party is too stressed to attempt reconciliation. You might think talking about conflict is not very motivating, especially to kick off the week.

2016 179

Qualities Of A Great Assistant

Office Dynamics

What qualities do assistants think you need to be a great assistant? Many times in my live workshops and seminars for executive and administrative assistants, I ask the participant to create a list of qualities, attributes, and attitudes of star-performing assistants.

2015 213

Tactfully Voicing Your Opinion In The Workplace

Office Dynamics

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 workplaceI hope you had a great week last week and were able to apply the tips I had for communicating with people from different generations.

2017 163

Executives and Assistants are Struggling Today

Office Dynamics

[This article was originally posted at Executive Secretary Magazine.]. There is no greater relationship in the workplace than that of an executive and an Assistant. I can honestly say that because of my experience in the administrative profession for 20 years in a variety of organizations.

2015 197

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.

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

Office Dynamics

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. Webinar Resources & Downloads. Download the Chat Archive: Day 7 Chat Archive 12 Days.

2016 163

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 169

How to Build Consensus in Place of Conflict

Office Dynamics

Use assertive communication techniques. Either party is too stressed to attempt reconciliation. 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.

2016 133

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

Office Dynamics

Wow, what a fabulous April! Did you have the most incredible Administrative Professionals’ Week this year?

2015 151

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 133

Personal Tune-Up

Office Dynamics

Tackle stress. Administrative Professionals Week Assertive Problem Solving Productivity Self DevelopmentA Personal Tune-up for Peak Career Performance. If you’re feeling more energized than usual these days, that’s because it’s Spring.

2018 155

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 168

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. Here are some non-edited , direct quotes from them. See how you measure up. If you are doing these already, then ask yourself. How often do I do this? Am I doing this every single time? Over a year’s time, what percentage of the time do I do this? How can I get better at this?”. “It

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Don’t Be a Dragon to Yourself (Part 3 of 3)

Office Dynamics

When you don’t focus on your work, then you make mistakes, get behind schedules, become stressed and maybe you aren’t patient with others. Lack assertiveness. The problem with not being assertive is we let people walk over us. If you don’t feel you are assertive, take some classes. Assertive is about getting your needs met while being considerate of others. If you read the past two blogs, you will know that I have been talking about office dragons.

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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. Brain Negativity StressOverthinking is very powerful.

2016 285

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).

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

Office Dynamics

Reduces stress for both the executive and assistant. I recently received a request for advice from an assistant named Kathryn.

2015 246

Communicating With Your Manager

Office Dynamics

Reduces stress. Admin Assistant Training Assertive Career Management Communication Skills Executive Blog Interpersonal Skills Mgr/Asst Team Organizational Skills business communication calendaring daily huddle professional partnership The Importance of Daily Huddles.

2015 218

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

Dumb Little Man

Grand ideas serve a purpose but make things happen with swift and assertive action. Live in truth and act assertively as a fruitful place to build upon. Happiness Negativity StressDid you come here to read all about overcoming self-doubt ? I have good news and bad news.

2016 206

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. Author: Shelagh Donnelly. Have you paused lately to assess where your career is going? Are you making progress, or have you plateaued? Think about it.

2016 141

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. Admin Assistant Training Assertive Conflict Resolution Difficult PeopleWhat if you had Donald Trump as a boss? Even if you are a Trump supporter, you cannot deny that our new President ran his entire campaign exhibiting Class A, typecast bully behavior.

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. All in all, the reality of adversities is that they can induce stress, trauma, discomfort or disappointment in all of us. Lifehacks Stress

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The Power of a Winning Attitude

Office Dynamics

You need to work on your communications skills and being more assertive to gain attention. We talk to ourselves all day. We either feed ourselves with positive, uplifting affirmations or affirm how things aren’t going our way, work is overwhelming, or life is just too difficult.

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