5 Books for Executive Assistants

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2018 233

Book Review: Gig Mindset

Small Business Labs

Gig Mindset is a different kind of book on the gig economy.    Almost all gig economy books focus on how to become a freelancer or some form of independent worker.   And it also inspired him to write this book.

2020 154

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Five great books about verbal communication

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Core Competencies admin administrators assistants Books Communication EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal AssistantIf you look at any job application for an Assistant role, you will find something about communication skills. It is a must-have in our profession.

2018 227

Book Review: The Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

The book provides a wealth of excellent "how to" advice on succeeding at independent work. Mulcahy packages up the information from her MBA course in this book, and at only $16 ($11 if you buy the Kindle version), it's a a whole lot cheaper than taking her class at Babson. 

2017 207

New Book Announcement: The Invisibility Cure

Eat Your Career

I am so excited to announce that my new book is now available for purchase ! For those of you who attend my monthly free webinars and Q&A sessions , you’ve no doubt heard me talk about this book. So, what’s this new book all about?

2019 130

10 books to read to improve your public speaking

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2019 201

Eight great business books for strategic Assistants

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The trait that I admire most in exceptional leaders (think Oprah Winfrey and Brene Brown) is the time they dedicate to learning new things. I love that they read, take on new ideas and concepts and never stop growing. This is something that I always try to find time for, and I think it is […].

2019 198

Book Review: Baby Bust

Small Business Labs

  The book is based on several studies of students from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. There's also good news in the book, especially in the area of gender equality.   Book Reviews Demographics

2014 181

Book Review: The Million-Dollar One-Person Business

Small Business Labs

We really like the tagline for the book The Million-Dollar One-Person Business.   But this book is not just about being self-employed. The book is written by the well-known and highly respected small business expert Elaine Pofeldt. 

2018 197

Book Review: The Manufacturer's Book of Lists

Small Business Labs

Because there are so many new and small manufacturing firms, I was very excited to read the  The Manufacturer's Book of Lists  by small business expert Gene Marks.   I found Chapter 3 on human resource issues to be one of the most important in the book.

2013 208

Group booking… every travel manager’s nightmare!

Practically Perfect PA

Your boss comes to you and tells you that you need to book the travel for 100 people for a Winter getaway, and it needs to be done by next week… eek! Book it yourself.

2018 165

10 websites to help book great hotels

Practically Perfect PA

There are so many hotel websites available for Assistants to use when booking business travel for their Executive. Here are ten websites to help book great hotels. If you don’t work with a travel management company, where do you even start?

2019 137

Creating the Perfect Wedding Photo Book

Dumb Little Man

The most classic way of reminiscing those moments, for example, is through a personalized wedding photo book. If you want to know how to create the perfect photo book for your wedding, here are some tips to make it stand out. Decide Whether You Want a Photo Book or Photo Album. Like the couch and sofa, some people often think of photo book and photo album as if they’re the same thing. Photo Book. • A wedding photo book is a remembrance.

2019 166

Why It Is A Good Time to Start Writing A Book

Dumb Little Man

But, the first step in writing a book is usually the hardest. If you are on the journey of writing your dream book, then you have come to the right place. Here, we provide important guides for writers stuck at the beginning of their book-writing journey.

2020 177

6 Things to Think About When Booking a Wellness Retreat

Dumb Little Man

We’ve listed the 6 things you should think about when booking your wellness revival so you can make the most of your relaxing retreat. While of course luxury is appealing, you don’t actually have to spend a fortune to book a fabulous spa holiday.

2019 225

Book Review: Work Women Want

The Small Business Blog

Recently I read a business book that I really enjoyed. The author, small business owner Jennifer Forest, worked from home following the birth of her children and set out to make that the topic of her latest book. Book Review book review Business Books women work women want

2013 203

Book Review: Sharing is Good

Small Business Labs

  The book also makes a strong case why we should share more - think sustainability and money savings - and provides the information needed to get started in the sharing economy.   My favorite part of the book is chapter 6, What to Share.

2014 178

Review of Gretchen Rubin’s new book

Clutter Coach

Gretchen’s new book is called Outer Order, Inner Calm and it came out last Friday. In fact, a lot of the ideas in this book are ones I use with my clients and ones I put in my own book, 52 Simple Ways to Get Organized. My book is available in paperback here. BooksI’m excited to announce that I got to interview Gretchen Rubin for my podcast! I’ll be publishing that episode on March 14.

2019 100

Five Inspirational Must Read Books for 2015

Dumb Little Man

Here’s the good news: anybody who wants to become healthier, better organized, happier in their relationships, more effective at work, or more financially secure can look for inspiration and guidance in inspirational books.

2015 283

How to Organize Books

Clutter Coach

by I like an organic approach to organizing books. By that I mean that I suggest paying attention to how you use your books and what works well with your current set up before rearranging them. You may find that books you use a lot are already on the most convenient shelf. It doesn't matter if those books are on different subjects and are different sizes, keeping them as handy as possible is a good idea. your books on the shelves horizontally.

2016 100

Book Review: The Future of Work

Small Business Labs

I'm more than a bit behind on my book reviews, which is why it's taken me so long to get to Jacob Morgan's excellent book, The Future of Work.   The strength of this book is how well it synthesizes the wide range of trends driving the future of work.

2015 183

Declutter your book shelves

Clutter Coach

by Books are sacred. The first line of attack is: don’t buy a book until you’re ready to read it. I recently talked to a client about the books on his shelf, most of which he hasn’t read, and he no longer remembers when or why he acquired them. Now he’s face with hundreds of books he feels he should read, someday. Even a budget scanning service would cost hundreds of dollars given how many books he had. They’re emblems of culture.

2017 109

3 Management Books Every Upcoming Entrepreneur Must Read

Dumb Little Man

Some books can linger in your memory for a long time. There are books that can shake you from within while others can make you a better human being. The books in this list did all those things to me. 1)The Decision Book: 50 Models for Strategic Thinking.

2016 279

12 Must-Know Things While Designing A Book Cover

Dumb Little Man

Authors pour their heart and soul when they write a book. When the manuscript is finalized, the next critical task of designing a compelling and appealing book cover comes. Some authors outsource the designing of their book cover, while some take the DIY route.

2018 184

Yuval Noah Harari – Sapiens – Book Review

Brilliantly Better

In a culture dominated by Instagram celebrities and teenage Youtubers, he stands out as a solid professional, astute thinker and prolific writer, with best-sellers like “Sapiens” or… The post Yuval Noah Harari – Sapiens – Book Review appeared first on Dragos Roua. Book ReviewsYuval Noah Harari is an interesting phenomenon. For a historian, he’s extremely popular.

2019 63

5 Business Books Recommended By Top Entrepreneurs

Dumb Little Man

In case you’re looking for a great place to start, here are the 5 most recommended business books by today’s entrepreneurs as well as the best tips you can learn from each of them. Rework is not your traditional business book.

2016 207

Book Review: With Charity for All

Small Business Labs

Charity for All: Why Charities are Failing and a Better Way to Give is a fascinating book. According to the book, there are about 1.4 million The book chronicles a number of high profile examples of failed charities. You may ask why I'm reviewing this book.

2014 185

18 Books Every Administrative Assistant and Executive Assistant Should Read

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics has put together a list of books for administrative assistants and executive assistants that will help you with your professional development and personal life. This is Joan’s newest book for administrative assistants and is great for all levels.

2019 251

Book Review: Essentialism


Mike offers up book reviews here at Productivityist , and he writes about other things he''s learned at People Smarter Than Me. This doesn’t sound easy (and it’s not) so McKeown organizes the book around four big areas with specific tips for each one. Book Review

2014 105

Great Books For Beginner Investors?

Dumb Little Man

Those who are new to the world of investing should take the time to read at least one of the books listed below. Ideally, beginner investors should take the time to read two of these books before moving on to research and practice, and they should later come back and pick up the remaining titles as bedtime reading. The post Great Books For Beginner Investors?

2015 166

5 Tips to Learn Languages by Reading Foreign Books

Dumb Little Man

Through reading, foreign language book learners not only learn a new language, but also get to explore a new culture. In case you want to learn a new language by reading foreign books, there are a few simple rules to follow. Also, you can use bilingual books. Adapted books.

2017 242

Book Review: ABC Organization

Simple Productivity Blog

When I am asked to review books, they are generally involved and complicated. Her latest book, ABC Organization , is aimed at the preschool age child and goes over the basics of organization. This book was a light and fun read. Book Information. Book: ABC Organization.

2011 202

Book Review: Gigged - The End of the Job and the Future of Work

Small Business Labs

  The book profiles a mix of gig workers, including an Uber driver, a computer programmer, someone working via Mechanical Turk and a few others. Book ReviewsWe're behind on our reading, but did manage to get to Gigged - The End of the Job and The Future of Work.

2018 157

Book Review: Get Smarter


It might not seem like it considering the number of book reviews I do, but sometimes I get in a reading rut. Days will go by when I haven’t read a book and despite my best attempts to try tactics that have worked in the past I can’t seem to start a new book.

2015 90

Book Review: The End of the Suburbs

Small Business Labs

The End of Suburbs was released released last summer (OK, I admit I'm a bit behind on my book reviews), but I was reminded of it today while running errands in my suburban town.    Instead, a growing number of Americans (the book is about the U.S.)

2013 165

Book Review: Switch


Their books are good. This helpful analogy in the book is a nice triad for us to frame how to change and where we may miss a switch. One suggestion from the book is to “shrink the change.” The book isn’t rigorous in any one area, but fits many general ones.

2015 91

Booking a chartered flight for your boss

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Many will skip the gauntlet that is busy airports and scheduled flights preferring to arrange their own private transportation, which means that assistants will be asked to book, chartered flights for their boss (and potentially their entire family and staff).

2014 232

Booking a flight for the boss

Practically Perfect PA

For any assistant booking a flight for the boss can be a daunting task. Here are my top tips on booking a flight for your boss… . Once you have the flight booked there are a few more aspects of the trip you should consider before your boss boards the flight.

2014 241

Book Review: The Fifth Age of Work

Small Business Labs

  He's a cultural anthropologist, partner in a coworking facility, business professor at Texas State and the co-author of one of the first books on coworking - I'm Outta Here.    I do have one required disclosure since I just suggested you read this book.

2013 247

Book Review: The New Geography of Jobs

Small Business Labs

 It was not widely reviewed, which is too bad because I think it's a very important book.  This book shows why so many companies (and people) are choosing to locate in high cost locations like San Francisco.   We'll have more on this book in the future.

2012 181

Tips for booking entertainment at your events

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Over the years I have booked many different types of entertainment for events I have been asked to organise. I once booked a caricaturist that pretty much offended everyone he drew. The amount of space you have will definitely have an impact on the type of entertainment you book.

2014 225

7 Terrific Books That Can Make You Fall In Love With Math

Dumb Little Man

It’s not a problem for you to help peers with their academic papers and you are ready to read tons of books on different topics. To be specific, read the most terrific books providing insights into the world of numbers and formulas. Once you turn to the last pages of the following books about math, you’ll never consider it boring or difficult again. This book provides insights to encourage your clear thinking about different areas of life.

2019 220

7 Reasons To Start Reading Books? Here’s why!

Dumb Little Man

Ask a voracious reader why he or she makes time out of their busy schedule for reading a book. Have you ever wondered why they even read books? What’s the importance of reading books for these bibliophiles? You can bank on the information given in books.

2016 207