February, 2020

8 Principles to Live by For An Epic Life

Dumb Little Man

A life principle is basically something that drives you to be the best image of yourself every single day. It is an invisible force that defines who we truly are. In our modern society, it’s really rare seeing people living on principles.

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America's Affordability Crisis Driving Growth of Gig Work

Small Business Labs

The Atlantic's The Great Affordability Crisis Breaking America covers how the rapid rise in the prices of housing, healthcare, education and childcare and their impact on Americans. 

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Tips From T. Marie

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Tips on good minute taking

Practically Perfect PA

As we all know writing minutes is an essential skill for Assistants and this ultimate guide to effective minute-taking we will break-down everything Assistants need to know to create minutes that will be read and actioned.

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How to Stop Complaining About Work (and Why You Need To)

Eat Your Career

Not long ago, I wrote an article on the topic of chronic complainers. It focused on how to deal with these kinds of folks because, let’s be honest, no one likes a whiner. And yet, it seems most workplaces are crawling with them.

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How to Implement a Zero Waste Business Strategy

Eco-Office Gals

Zero waste is enjoying a newfound spotlight in the business community, but it’s something that should’ve been standard practice a long time ago. Pursuing zero waste means finding ways to use resources as efficiently as possible.

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6 Simple Steps to Achieve Laser-Like Focus

Dumb Little Man

Does focus elude you? Do you multi-task at the cost of focusing on your more important projects? Have you ever wished that you could have laser-like focus? Well, as we all know, there is medicine for this type of need.

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8 Home Business Ideas that Provide Local Services

Tips From T. Marie

When people think about home based businesses it’s often associated with providing services via computer or providing handmade or digital products via an eCommerce platform. But what if neither of those avenues are for you?

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Effective Calendar Management for Executive Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Effective calendar management for Executive Assistants is a hugely important aspect of th role. Assistants spend at the very least a third of their day organising their Executive’s schedule. Juggling our Executive’s time is a complex operation.

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How to Move from Administrative Assistant to Executive Assistant

Eat Your Career

As a proud, former Administrative Professional and Executive Assistant, I pride myself on providing real-world career training and advice for the admin community. A question I hear frequently is this: “How do I move from being an Administrative Assistant to becoming an Executive Assistant?”

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I’m a Bored Executive Assistant – Is It Time to Move On? – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Ask an Admin was created by Office Dynamics to help administrative professionals with their problems through the help of their peers. We don’t always have an answer to each individual’s problem but we know some of you might. Please read the question and comment below.

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How To Transform Your Logo Into A Piece Of Art

Dumb Little Man

We all know just how important the logo is for any company or brand. You don’t have to listen to me rant on and on about the importance of the logo, how it is supposed to be memorable and evergreen and everything else. You know it better than I do.

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Report: Tech in 2020: Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants

Small Business Labs

Benedict Evans , who is a well-known VC and tech industry pundit, recently released Tech in 2020: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants. 

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3 Ways to Stop Feeling so Overwhelmed at Work

On The Job

We're barely into 2020, and a lot of you are feeling overwhelmed at work. You had such great plans for this year. You were going to get organized. You were going to network with those in other departments. You were going to come up with an innovative idea and present it to the boss.

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Performance Reviews for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

One area that seems to change notably from job to job is remuneration and performance reviews for Assistants. In my first full-time job, I had quarterly performance reviews with my manager, half-yearly appraisals and at the end of every year a full review and 360° feedback with my team.

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The Art of Constructive Conflict (Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “The Art of Constructive Conflict”. In the workplace, conflict is to be expected—and that’s not necessarily a bad thing, though most of us think of it that way.

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A Career Portfolio Brings Value To Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

A stellar career portfolio captures your progressing skill levels, professional recognition, career enhancements, development activities, and impressive accomplishments.

2020 166

The People and Tech Behind Data Science Explained

Dumb Little Man

Within the past few years, the study of data science and machine learning has exploded into its own job field. However, the tech subgenre has been galavanting to the mainstream for nearly 3 centuries. It all started sometime in the 1740s with Bayes’ Theorem.

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Americans Policy Priorities Highly Polarized

Small Business Labs

Pew Research's As Economic Concerns Recede, Environmental Protection Rises on the Public’s Policy Agenda covers a recent survey asking Americans about their policy priorities.

Are Your Ethics Slipping at Work?

On The Job

You may never have heard of Potter Stewart, but he was the guy who retired from the U.S. Supreme Court, leading to Sandra Day O'Connor becoming the first female on the court.

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When was the last time you spruced up your LinkedIn profile?

Practically Perfect PA

This is a guest post from Jenna Potter, the Social Media & Content Executive at CHS Group. Jenna sends out a Weekly Roundup email series where she selects her favourite 4+ resources every week that help PAs, EAs and VAs advance their career and life. Get it sent to your inbox here.

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30 Day Challenge: A Puzzle A Day

Simple Productivity Blog

The 30-Day Challenges this year are to get me to expand my thinking, abilities and more. This month I have chosen to do a puzzle a day. The post 30 Day Challenge: A Puzzle A Day appeared first on Laura Earnest. 30 Day Challenge aff

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What Are Some Measurable KPIs for Executive Assistants? – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Ask an Admin was created by Office Dynamics to help administrative professionals with their problems through the help of their peers. We don’t always have an answer to each individual’s problem but we know some of you might. Please read the question and comment below.

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What the Flowers You Give Your Girlfriend Say About Your Relationship

Dumb Little Man

Finding the perfect birthday gift for your girlfriend can be challenging, especially when you’re trying to impress her. You might consider spending a lot of money to buy her expensive jewelry or any other elaborate birthday present.

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The Dramatic Growth of the Internet's Share of Ad Spending

Small Business Labs

OK, it's well known that Internet advertising has been growing rapidly.    But even knowing that, the chart below (click to enlarge) is still stunning.      The chart is from Adage's Marketing Fact Pack 2020 and shows that the internet's share of U.S.

2020 141

Tom Rath: How to Create a Better Resume

On The Job

I recently had the chance to interview Tom Rath, who has written one of the most popular books ever to hit Amazon: StrengthsFinder 2.0. In this Q&A, he discusses how anyone can write a better, more compelling resume.

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Podcast 138: Interview with Elaine Birchall

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! ?. This is podcast 138 and, as promised, it’s my interview with Canadian social worker Elaine Birchall, who’s worked for 18 years helping hoarders. She has a book out called Conquer the Clutter. We talk about the three criteria of hoarding, the TV show Hoarders and the paths to becoming a hoarder.

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30 Day Challenge Wrapup: A Website A Day

Simple Productivity Blog

My 30 day challenge to find a new website a day is done. I've found some great sites - and some new inputs for my regular reading. The post 30 Day Challenge Wrapup: A Website A Day appeared first on Laura Earnest. 30 Day Challenge

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Finding my Niche by Mary Jo Wiseman

Office Dynamics

Not all people who plan meetings are “meeting planners,” nor do all meeting planners start out their careers as meeting planners.

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5 Surprising Benefits of Bringing Dogs In The Workplace

Dumb Little Man

Thanks to the evolution of global office culture, managers and business owners have started to go against the norm and adopt non-traditional office policies.

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Living as a Service and the Growth of Mobility

Small Business Labs

Landing recently raised $30 million to provide a "living as service" service.    The firm's founder describes this as : " an all-inclusive long-term living experience that allows a new generation of renters the freedom to choose where and how they live."

2020 141

How to Stop Email From Running Your Life

On The Job

Well, here's a depressing statistic: people on average spend more than five hours a day checking their email, according to an Adobe survey. When you think of what you could get done in five hours a day if you weren't checking email -- well, it boggles the mind.

2020 130

Podcast 137: The emotional cost of clutter, part two

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! This is podcast 137 and it’s a follow up to one of my earliest podcasts, the emotional cost of clutter. I’m revisiting this today as a teaser for my next episode, an interview with Elaine Birchall whose new book is called Conquer the Clutter. She’s a social worker who’s helped hoarders release their clutter and become free of guilt, shame and stress for about 17 years.

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Getting Back Time: Empowering Independence

Simple Productivity Blog

One of the things that can suck up a lot of our time is doing things for others. This is particularly apparent if you have kids that still live at home. If you can empower others' independence, you can get a lot of time back for yourself.

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How Can I Retrieve Corrupt Documents/Drawers? – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Ask an Admin was created by Office Dynamics to help administrative professionals with their problems through the help of their peers. We don’t always have an answer to each individual’s problem but we know some of you might. Please read the question and comment below.

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5 Ways to Build A Culture Trust In A Large Remote Team

Dumb Little Man

Working remotely is quickly becoming on-trend globally for companies big and small. Technological advancements, in terms of connectivity speeds, as well as feature-rich project management tools, are allowing companies from a range of industries to enable remote work settings.

2020 173

Democracy, Aristocracy, Plutocracy

Daily Writing Tips

The English suffix – ocracy derives from a Greek word for “power,” “rule,” or “authority.” ” Six examples of such words are aristocracy, autocracy, democracy, kakistocracy,theocracy and plutocracy. Some of the terms overlap. Aristocracy.

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