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? Many people confuse assertive and aggressive behavior. What’s the difference between being assertive and aggressive? Assertiveness is the way to go because it is the happy medium.

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Administrative Assistants Assert Themselves in the Workplace

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What actions can an administrative assistant take to assert themselves in the workplace?" During a webcast, I was asked, "Sometimes the work of administrative assistants can be overlooked. This is a great question and I am taking an excerpt from my Star Achievement Series® training certification program. Promote Yourself. Don’t let any positive accomplishment go unnoticed. Be visible to the right people. Determine who should know your talents.

Tactfully Voicing Your Opinion In The Workplace

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We all experience this in the workplace. The post Tactfully Voicing Your Opinion In The Workplace appeared first on 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 workplace

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Administrative Assistants Assert Themselves in the Workplace

Office Dynamics

What actions can an administrative assistant take to assert themselves in the workplace?" During a webcast, I was asked, "Sometimes the work of administrative assistants can be overlooked. This is a great question and I am taking an excerpt from my Star Achievement Series® training certification program. Promote Yourself. Don’t let any positive accomplishment go unnoticed. Be visible to the right people. Determine who should know your talents.

How to Respond to Workplace Conflict

Office Dynamics

However, Monday is the perfect time to talk about workplace conflict because we all have to deal with it. Use assertive communication techniques. Share you questions or comments regarding workplace conflict for Joan below. The post How to Respond to Workplace Conflict appeared first on Office Dynamics. You might think talking about conflict is not very motivating, especially to kick off the week.

2016 141

Handling Ethical Issues in the Workplace

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Have you ever thought about your responsibility and power to improve ethical standards in the workplace? Ethics in the workplace is a unique topic. Studies have shown that are generally four ethical types that we find in the workplace: The conformist follows the rules rather than questions authority figures. We can help raise the standard in the workplace by always demonstrating ethical behavior that matches the high standard of the profession we represent. .

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How to Deal With Credit Thieves in the Workplace

Eat Your Career

But an assertive, straightforward discussion shows that you’re not oblivious to what’s going on and you’re not going to just roll over. A lot of people feel very self-conscious about involving others in workplace disputes. The post How to Deal With Credit Thieves in the Workplace appeared first on Eat Your Career. career advice ethics self-promotion workplace bullyWhat do you do when someone else takes credit for your work?

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Quiz: Are You a Workplace Bully?

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Occasionally, you even run into a workplace bully—someone who constantly criticizes, aggressively points out mistakes, and refuses to be part of your team. Sure, it’s important to stand up for yourself and be assertive, but you still have to be respectful and professional and well…nice. Take this quiz to see if you’re being a bully in the workplace. Remember that you have to show strength in the workplace – that doesn’t mean you can’t also be nice.

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Pros and Cons of Being Assertive

Office Dynamics

Many administrative professionals and non-exempt employees ask me about how to be assertive without burning bridges or coming across as aggressive. One admin asked, “Can you provide assertiveness techniques and communication skills that I can put into practice?”. Many people confuse assertiveness with aggressive behavior. Yes being passive is not attractive either and will not get you anywhere in the workplace today. Assertive People: · Are direct and specific.

Pros and Cons of Being Assertive

Office Dynamics

Many administrative professionals and non-exempt employees ask me about how to be assertive without burning bridges or coming across as aggressive. One admin asked, “Can you provide assertiveness techniques and communication skills that I can put into practice?”. Many people confuse assertiveness with aggressive behavior. Yes being passive is not attractive either and will not get you anywhere in the workplace today. Assertive People: · Are direct and specific.

Workplace Harassment and Bullying

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I am not a lawyer and this is not considered legal advice in any way, but we recently had a lawyer come to speak to us about workplace harassment and bullying and it really cleared up a few things for me. I was happy to learn that workplace harassment and bullying is based on how a reasonable person would have reacted given the entirety of the circumstances. professional assistant workplace harassment bullying Administrative Assistant

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

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Choose to Avoid Negative Talk In The Office

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When planning upcoming seminars, conferences, and training – see how they line up and teach you strategies that you can bring back and implement in your workplace. Admin Assistant Training Assertive Career Management Communication Skills Difficult People Etiquette Motivators Professional Image communication dragons in the workplace negative co-workers partnership professionalism self-control strategic workplace effectiveness

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

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I’m sure you run into people in your workplace who, for whatever reason, have bad attitudes. When a person’s bad attitude cannot be tempered by the above methods, yet still need to be addressed for the benefit of the workplace, you need to consider constructively confronting the situation. Recently, I was conducting a full-day workshop for administrative professionals at a large organization.

2016 135

12 Days of Christmas Webinar: The Accelerated Assistant

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2016 162

Set Healthy Boundaries at Work

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An important component to self-management versus stress-management is to set healthy boundaries in the workplace. Some people think when I’m talking about setting boundaries, it has to do with sexual harassment in the workplace. 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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Practicing Principles of Persuasion

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Admin Assistant Training Assertive Communication Skills administrative assistant courage negotiation persuasion workplace skillsThis week I have a short but powerful Monday Motivator for you. Tomorrow we’ll be offering a free webinar focused on Getting to Yes, which has brought up a lot of thoughts around the idea of assistants needing to build the power of their persuasive skills. Here are 7 ideas for principles of persuasion to implement right away.

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12 Days of Christmas Webinar: Mastering Exceptional Self Leadership for Assistants

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Admin Assistant Training Assertive Leadership Self Development Workplace Tools 12 Days of Christmas administrative assistant assistant executive assistant free webinar professional development programs for assistants self leadershipIn this free webinar Joan Burge dives right into the important skills that any administrative professional needs to embrace to become an exceptional self-leader. We invite you to view the webinar replay: Mastering Self Leadership. Webinar Resources.

2016 122

7 Strategies to Speak Up to Get Results

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Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Week Assertive Communication Skills Difficult People Self Development Workplace Tools #careeradvice administrative professional clarity Colette Carlson communicate executive assistant speak up workplace communicationsThe following post was originally published at ColetteCarlson.com and is shared with permission from the author. “I’ve

2016 148

Getting People to Notice You At Work

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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? When you work in a mid to large size organization it is easy to get lost in the crowd. If you are lost in the crowd, people cannot promote you, support your goals, recommend you for projects or leverage your great talents.

2015 186

Celebrating Administrative Professionals

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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. In honor of Administrative Professionals Week (4/20 – 4/24) and Office Dynamics 25th Year in business educating administrative professionals and their executives, we are bringing back our Blog-a-Thon.

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

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Earn positive attention in the workplace and address the most common obstacle standing in the way for most assistants—lack of self-esteem. Simple strategies for earning positive attention in the workplace while still remaining humble and gracious. 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. As an attendee, you will learn….

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

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Admin Assistant Training Assertive Career Management Communication Skills Interpersonal Skills Networking Problem Solving Self Development Teamwork Admin Pro Forum Business Management Daily co-workers communication skills creating a network getting to know your co-workers Joan Burge in Orlando meeting new people networking new hire question and answer workplace culture workplace etiquette

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Blog-a-Thon Bonus Announcement

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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. You MUST hashtag your past #adminblogathon in order to be entered for the bonus entries. Example of a Tweet or Facebook Post: This article changed my life [add your favorite article link] #adminblogathon.

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Live Your BIG & BOLD Life Free Webinar Replay

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Admin Assistant Training Assertive Attitude Career Management Communication Skills Interpersonal Skills Problem Solving Professional Image Self Development Workplace Tools achieve more bold dreams give yourself permission goals hopes Joan Burge Live a BIG Life mastermind video blog women in the workplace work life balance work life integrationAccess the free webinar replay here. Working women hold a unique position in our society.

2015 141

Why Being An Executive Assistant Is A Rewarding Career

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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. It tells me that person doesn’t really know what it takes to be a great assistant. I hear it from both sides of the desk. I hear assistants talk about their job or the profession as if it is no big deal.

2016 160

Teaching Your Assistant Yields Huge Return on Investment

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Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Week Assertive Communication Skills Executive Blog Mgr/Asst Team Problem Solving Self Development Trending Workplace Tools admin blog-a-thon delegating development for assistants executives executives and assistants executives and assistants working in partnership how to work with your assistant return on investment teaching your assistant training for executives workplace productivityAre you teaching your assistant?

2016 125

Who Is Office Dynamics International?

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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. The administrative role is a noble calling. In a “Career of Choice” mentality. “Falling into a job” will never compare to “falling in love with your career.”

Getting Things Done

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Getting things done in the workplace is one of my favorite topics to speak on and write about. 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. Assertive Conflict Resolution Organizational Skills Problem Solving Productivity Self DevelopmentI have been passionate about this topic for 28 years.

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Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership for Administrative Professionals

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The 9 key areas where you need to focus, to become a masterful self-leader in the workplace. This is a replay of the free webinar offered June 2016 titled Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership (for administrative professionals). Administrative professionals don’t typically think of themselves as leaders; even the most successful struggle with the idea! After all, leaders are the people we work for, right?

Webinar Etiquette and Protocol for Live Events

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Assertive Attitude Communication Skills Interpersonal Skills Professional Image Workplace Tools #officedynamics admin assistant etiquette Facebook Live Joan Burge professionalism protocol webinar webinar etiquetteIt’s time to talk about webinar etiquette. We’ve been hosting a free monthly webinar since January of 2015 and as the events grow each month the chatter during the event increases.

Put A Lid On It: Venting Is Bad For You

Office Dynamics

At the Conference for Administrative Excellence this fall, I’m going to help you hone lots of skills to be more resilient to change and stressful situations in the workplace. <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? When most of us get to that point, there’s a solution: venting.

2015 123

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

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Admin Assistant Training Admin Tips Assertive Assistant Training Attitude Career Management Communication Skills Executive Blog Interpersonal Skills Mgr/Asst Team Motivators Problem Solving Self Development Workplace Tools assistant business partner executive executive and assistant partnership procedures processes strategic partner struggles with partnership working in partnership working smarter working togetherHappy Monday! Fall is in the air and I love it.

2015 185

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

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Admin Assistant Training Admin Tips Assertive Assistant Training Career Management Communication Skills Difficult People Executive Blog free training Interpersonal Skills Leadership Mgr/Asst Team Problem Solving Self Development Teamwork Time Management administrative assistant administrative team daily huddles executive executive and assistant partnership executive assistant people processes question and answer stronger teams success success in the workplace

2015 192

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. We offer high level coaching, onsite workshops, an annual conference for administrative excellence, an executive assistant boot camp and more. However we aren’t able to reach every administrative professional with our our premium programs.

2015 171

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

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In this video Joan and Joanne discuss: the most vital relationship in the workplace. Admin Assistant Training Assertive Career Management Communication Skills Mgr/Asst Team Self Development Workplace Tools alignment meetings assistants executive assistant executives Joan Burge Joanne Linden strategic partnership working in partnershipIn this video from Facebook Live Joan Burge sits down with Joanne Linden to talk about executives and assistants working in partnership.

2016 108

Is it time to bust your comfort zone?

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Admin Assistant Training Assertive Career Management Leadership Problem Solving Self Development Stress Management Workplace Tools #bustthezone comfort zone free webinar Jasmine Freeman stretch your skillsWe’re all familiar with the comfort zone: That risk free place of ease and certainty with no surprises. It’s always the same in the comfort zone—nothing bad happens, but nothing particularly good either.

2015 147

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. We know being an Office Ninja is no easy feat—more often than not, you’re the nerve center of the business.

2016 159

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. Over the years, I have collected more than 300 ideas. I recently came across this list from one of my classes and wanted to share it. If you are an assistant reading this blog, check off the ones that describe you.

2015 167

Do You Have A Problem Saying No?

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How do assert myself when I can’t take on any more?” Need more help in the area of asserting yourself? Check out my entire series of blogs and webinars that can help you build your assertiveness in the workplace. Admin Assistant Training Assertive Communication Skills Conflict Resolution Interpersonal Skills Problem Solving Self Development UncategorizedWhat are your tips on the best way an assistant can overcome their problem saying no.

2018 125

How do you work for someone you dislike?

Office Dynamics

Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Week Assertive Career Management Communication Skills Difficult People Mgr/Asst Team Uncategorized assistant boss co-workers difficult people dragons in the workplace executive how to jerk management question and answer supervisor tips working with someone you dislikeQuestion: “Five months ago I was hired as an admin at a telecommunications company.

2016 116

Take Your Seat … At The Executive Table

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Admin Assistant Training Admin Tips Administrative Professionals Week Assertive Career Management Self Development Workplace Tools 21st Century Administrative Professional administrative professional Debbie Gross executive table lean in news skills for assistants required skills for assistants <Guest Post by Debbie Gross> Take Your Seat…At the Executive Table. Administrative Professionals leading in the 21st-century.

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