Learn How to Manage Your Boss

Ian's Messy Desk

For example, participate in meetings, volunteer to sit on important committees and welcome delegated tasks as a way to increase your skills. The workplace requires you keep up-to-date about developments in your field and improve your work skills through ongoing learning. Learn instead to become a team player and to strike a good balance between work and family responsibilities. Learn to manage your supervisor by taking initiative, being professional and resourceful.

2012 167

Colour Coding Works.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style! Its and Its Learned vs. Learnt Lets versus lets Listing job responsibilities May,Should, Must may/might and can/could Me or Myself?

2009 130

Meeting preparation.

Laughing all the Way to Work

To-do lists I have to-do lists for the Board and Committee meetings and a to-do list for the Board Reception and Dinner. I had a notepad and pen with me so continued the minutes by hand, but it was a lesson learned to check in the bottom right hand corner of my computer to see if I actually have power. I have been learning on the job as far as minute taking goes, but I love writing so it is something I really enjoy doing.

2009 100

Tastes Like NOTHING

Make or Break Moments

It was an incredible day – more about what I learned in future posts – and several sponsors provided beverages and food to make the day completely FREE to those in attendance. The committee that planned this event did a terrific job.

2010 152

How to Plan Events Your Team Will Love (Without the Stress)

Eat Your Career

As the editor for All Hands and an event organizer myself, I’ve had the opportunity to learn from event planning experts. Put together a small planning committee where you can delegate tasks like researching venues and activities, and run ideas by various stakeholders.

2018 172

On to the next task.

Laughing all the Way to Work

For example, if the date has been chosen I would file it like this: 2018-10-25 OTC Board of Directors meeting If I don't know the date yet I would file it like this: DRAFT OTC Audit Committee meeting And if I am not the organizer I would file it like this: DRAFT OTC Audit Committee meeting LINDA BROWN ORG This system keeps me straight. The way I work is to get things off my plate as soon as possible and move on to the next task.

2018 155

What is business acumen and how do you get it?

Practically Perfect PA

They are an online events business and we are helping them with their marketing so I have been learning about hybrid and online events. Developing business acumen takes time, it has to be achieved through learning and training and ultimately it has to be part of your ongoing development plan.

2013 264

3 Ways to Nudge a Procrastinating Boss

On The Job

Is there a concern you have about this project -- or some ways I can improve it before sending to the entire committee?" It could be that there are factors you don't understand about the delay, and it would be a smart idea to learn about them before you jump to conclusions.

2016 173

This May Be the Reason Your Team Doesn't Have Enough Good Ideas

On The Job

After the invasion failed, Kennedy tasked his younger brother, Robert, to vigorously vet any decisions that were being considered by the Executive Committee of the National Security Council.

2015 204

Overqualified and Interviewing

Office Dynamics

I have applied for positions I was overqualified for and thankful for what I learned from them. I knew with my experience and overqualifications the interview committee would want to know why I would be willing to take a pay cut and less work responsibilities.

4 Easy Ways to Make Your Career Better in 2012

On The Job

I'm going to take Keith Ferrazzi' s advice and start learning to invite others to lunch. If you're always the one volunteering for committees, it's OK not to take on the work this year.

2012 241

The little things

Laughing all the Way to Work

When learning something new it is usually the little things that can seem overwhelming. I was nervous the first day I had to take minutes at an advisory committee meeting. So if you are starting a new job or have something new to learn, keep in mind that in a relatively short time everything will start to make sense and become part of the routine. Give yourself time to learn and you will eventually get it

2016 109

New job, new culture, new language

Laughing all the Way to Work

You have to learn a whole new way of doing things, from how to log onto the computer to filling out a purchase order form. He cautioned that I was running a marathon, not a sprint and I should give myself time to learn and not be too hard on myself if I didn't know everything right away. Once you learn a new task, write it down This has been a real help to me in the initial first days on the job. It is amazing how much you can learn by what I call 'going fishing'.

2015 122

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

Office Dynamics

As an attendee, you will learn…. Participate in employee committees in your office. I’ve been asked to participate in a committee focused on implementing Microsoft Office 365.

How High Achievers Keep Things Running Smoothly

On The Job

Prioritize your critical tasks for the day and then stick to the plan, learning to ignore that nagging voice that’s trying to get you to do something else (like checking out funny goat videos on YouTube.) Every day millions of us search for our car keys, our smartphones and our sunglasses.

2015 194

How to juggle multiple bosses without dropping the ball

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve even been Account Manager for 12 Committees. I believe this is and will become the norm for assistants so we must adapt and learn how to juggle all of our bosses demands without dropping any of the important balls we have flung up in the air, while also, you know, remaining sane!

2013 281

10 Misplaced Modifier Examples

Daily Writing Tips

Lessons learned from preparation of the previous year’s statements should be addressed the following year (e.g., That is where a technology committee can be useful—a smaller, focused board group working with management on long-term digital and innovation strategy.

2019 84

Different Strokes for Different Folks

Laughing all the Way to Work

I managed a Senior Leadership Team meeting as well as the Board of Directors' and all of its Committee meetings. I find listening and learning from my co-workers is a great way to learn new techniques. It's funny how as I have moved through my career from office to office the way I organize myself has changed. When I was at the law firm, I used tasks extensively and had a wait bin where I put things I was waiting on.

2015 116

Inside the Guernsey PA Network

Practically Perfect PA

After a few years of becoming their Head Receptionist and not learning anything new I was ready for a new challenge. I would also learn earlier on how to train yourself to switch off. It’s a learning curve for everyone. Firstly, can I have a little background about you….

6 Powerful Tips to Help You Strengthen Your Focus and Achieve Your Goals

Dumb Little Man

Learn to Delegate If there is an event and the organizer tries to do everything himself, do you think he can really focus on all the tasks? In one of my recent posts, I wrote about the importance of focus on achieving a successful life and also laid down a few tips to improve your focus.

Goals 285

Quiz: Are You a Workplace Bully?

Eat Your Career

A co-worker asks for your help learning a new computer program but you really don’t have the time. You’re leading the committee to plan a company party and the group can’t decide on a theme. You aren’t always going to agree, so you’ll need to learn to make compromises.

2012 242

DNA of a Star Assistant™ by Joan Burge

Office Dynamics

The conference committee asked that I include some information on research I did in an article I wrote called The DNA of a Star Assistant™. They are hard to teach, learn and change whereas technical skills are not.

2012 135

Steps to Becoming an Environmental Office Hero

Eco-Office Gals

This article will provide you with a few pointers learned from a recent post by Friends of the Earth. Form a group or committee of green enthusiasts who can spread awareness of green responsibility.

2012 164

How To Find Inspiration After A Big Failure

Dumb Little Man

Learning to deal with failure is not something you start learning when you are an adult. It is actually something you have to learn especially while you are still going to college. So he was put before a disciplinary committee which found him guilty.

2017 208

Job descriptions for Personal Assistants – Merited or inherited?

Practically Perfect PA

CPD – Active learning in relation to both hard and soft skills. Strategic Research – Compile data and prepare papers for consideration and presentation by executives, committees and boards of directors. Multiple Hats i.e. Fire Marshall / First Aider / Learning Champion.

2015 191

Strategies for Expanding Your Professional Network

Eat Your Career

Join a committee or run for a leadership position. Interested in learning more about this and other topics related to building professional relationships? Learn about the “Building Powerful Professional Relationships virtual training program here.

What can assistants expect in 2013

Practically Perfect PA

We must learn how to use this technology and be comfortable enough to suggest new and innovative ways to help our managers get the most from their chosen devises. Well 2012 is over and done with and we are now already two days into 2013.

2013 271

The Assistant Toolkit

Practically Perfect PA

Meeting Management including Board and Committee Meetings. Sharing best practice for assistants: Through best practice assistants can learn, grow and add new skills to their tool kits. It has been a busy few months here at Practically Perfect PA.

2016 161

The Language Police

Daily Writing Tips

Ravitch, an education historian who has worked in the administrations of both political parties, says she learned only gradually that. The systematic censorship Ravitch describes stems from “bias and sensitivity” guidelines provided by state textbook selection committees and other groups.

2015 98

Getting the Most Out of Your Next Performance Evaluation

Office Dynamics

Learning is always a win-win for an employee & manager and progress is easily tracked. Serve as department liaison and attend or participate in company-wide committee meetings to stay up to date on new policies and announcements and report back to manager and department.

2018 161

How to Find Your Perfect Niche

The Solopreneur Life

This could be classmates, teammates, teachers, professors, roommates, colleagues, relatives, customers, members of nonprofit boards and committees, teammates, etc. Step 3: Listen and Learn. W hen writers begin writing, they ask, “Who’s my audience?”

2013 167

Interview Questions and Answers for PAs, EAs and Administrators Part 2

Practically Perfect PA

I held a training seminar and Committee meeting on the day that the second planned terrorist attack occurred in London in 2007. The Committee meeting was one step too far and we cancelled that for another day. I hope to still be learning new things in 5 years time.”.

Giving Back – Share the Benefits

Make or Break Moments

I learned a great deal from her regarding social media marketing, organizing my time better and walked away with a lot of tools. June 20, 2010 Sheila Clover English , Social Network Committee Chair , International Thriller Writer’s Organization I didn’t know Sheila.

2010 152

How Administrative Professionals Can Prepare for the Office of the Future

Office Dynamics

If your office has a planning committee, join it. Learn more from the Office of the Future research by attending the FREE OfficeTeam webinar, “An Insider’s Guide to Success in the Changing Administrative Profession,” on April 26. by Brandi Britton, district president, OfficeTeam.

Bad Career Advice: It's Not WHAT You Know, It's WHO You Know

Eat Your Career

So, if it’s now what you know and it’s all who you know, why bother learning anything at all? Join a professional organization and volunteer for a committee or run for a position on the board.

2010 210

Have You Reached A Career Plateau? How to Regain Control

Office Dynamics

Ask to join or form a workplace committee. Offer to help coordinate a “lunch and learn” session, or an after-hours network of your peers. Manage interruptions and learn to say “no” where appropriate. Author: Shelagh Donnelly.

2016 136

How Corporate Welfare Hurts Small Businesses

Dumb Little Man

A 2009 study found that the more connected a bank was to Federal Reserve boards and finance committees, the more likely it was to get higher levels of bailout funds. Learn more about corporate welfare from this infographic. Corporate welfare is one of those things that everybody hates for different reasons, but nobody wants to do anything about it. Big businesses grow too big to fail on government subsidies, contracts and tax breaks.

2017 140

How to Prove that You Are Worthy of a Raise

Dumb Little Man

Make a list of additional projects, committees, and responsibilities you can take on at work. Join a committee. How many new skills did they learn? Getting a raise is one of the quickest ways to improve upon your financial picture.

2011 262

Inside the Edinburgh PA Network

Practically Perfect PA

A place to come, learn and realise that there was at least one other PA that felt the same way you did and was facing the same every day issues you were (and some of the triumphs too!) We’ve only really been going as team for a year and it’s been a steep learning curve.

Blog Hopping Tour pulls into the Loosely Speaking depot

Loosely Speaking

Where do they hang out to learn or gather information? Additionally, the VA may choose to volunteer on various committees and participate in industry-related activities, again as an opportunity to showcase their expertise and overall commitment to their business development and growth.

2010 130

The Solopreneur Handicap That Makes You Suck at Productivity

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

And maybe I don’t mean corporate in the worst sense of say, a GE advisory committee trying to make strategy decisions on microwave infrastructure and market demographic dynamics. What did you learn ? If you can pull it off, being a solopreneur is great.

2012 85

4 Reasons Why She is in Love with @Asana and Her Team Has Never Been More Productive - App Review and How-To

Productive & Organized

But it can be used for so many multi-user projects, such as planning an event, running a committee or board together, etc. Learning Curve. The learning curve for Asana is fairly simple. You can learn how to use most of the basic features in a very short period of time.

2013 173

Experience vs. a university degree part two

Practically Perfect PA

Yes, Outlook Training and Training in Supporting a University Committee. Yes, I have taken job-specific software classes, classes to learn organizational and people skills, and took computer certification classes which I was not aware I needed coming right out of high school.

2014 196