October, 2018

5 Reasons Why Traveling Solo Is A Fast Way to Personal Development

Dumb Little Man

Might you be searching for the fastest way of improving your skills and development for eventual success? We’ve come up with five simple reasons on why you should finally take an adventure solo travel trip as quickly as you can! Do you usually feel stuck? Are you tired of your hectic, daily routine?

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Why Independent Work and Coworking Increase Mental and Physical Well-Being

Small Business Labs

McKinsey's  The overlooked essentials of employee well-being focuses on how companies can improve the well-being of their employees.

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How mindfulness can support lasting change in behaviour

Practically Perfect PA

What is mindfulness? Mindfulness can be described as a way of being and living rather than a tactic or strategy for life. When practised on a continuous basis, mindfulness improves mental health and functioning by helping decrease stress and psychological distress.

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Career Advancement is a Privilege, Not a Right

Eat Your Career

I’ve encountered a number of counterproductive attitudes in the workplace, but one in particular really bothers me. Too many people out there think they deserve career advancement for all the wrong reasons.

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4 Amazing Women Bloggers On My Reading List

Tips From T. Marie

When I first started out my blog reading list was populated by the likes of Gary V , Mike Michalawicz, Chris Brogan and Seth Godin.

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7 Tips for Administrative and Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

Being an Administrative or Executive Assistant is not always a walk in the park. There is always a fire to be put out, there is the juggling of 9,000 different tasks, and sometimes you are an assistant to more than one executive or manager.

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How to Budget Using the 50/20/30 Rule

Dumb Little Man

Thinking about ways to better manage your finances? The 50/20/30 rule is one of the most popular techniques that you can try. It’s simple and easy to follow. You only need to categorize your spending into three categories. 50% of Your Income – Essentials.

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Day in the life: Shelley Trask, EA at Slack

Practically Perfect PA

Enjoy today’s interview with Shelley Trask, EA at Slack which is full of Executive Assistant Tips and Tricks. What are the main aspects of your role? I support our CTO & Co-founder, Cal Henderson and VP of Engineering, Michael Lopp, both of whom manage one of the largest teams at Slack.

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How to Identify Bad Career Advice

Eat Your Career

I’ve written a lot about bad career advice in the past. It’s funny how, once you start thinking it about it, you notice it everywhere. It’s like when you’re looking to buy a new car and then suddenly it seems like everyone in the world drives the exact make and model you want.

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I Found 7 Nuggets of Business Wisdom In Quotes [with Sharable Memes]

Tips From T. Marie

Everyone loves quotes. Little tidbits of wisdom shared by historical figures, celebrities, authors; just about anyone really. As part of my job, I often find myself searching for quotes on various topics and turning them into shareable memes for some of my clients.

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Look at Your Written Messages Through an Editor’s Lens

Office Dynamics

Whenever you write something—a report, proposal, or sensitive email—you naturally don a writer’s hat. But don’t stop there. You’re not finished! It’s time to scrutinize and then fine-tune what you’ve crafted. Start with this question: Does every word contribute to conveying your intended message?

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6 International Travel Tips You’ll Find Handy

Dumb Little Man

Exploring world-class destinations, learning about unique cultures, and treating your taste buds with delicious foods is what traveling is about. And the fun of traveling multiplies if you are flying to a foreign destination, more if that’s your first international trip.

Bleisure Travel Continues to Increase

Small Business Labs

We first reported on bleisure travel , which is the the blending of business and leisure travel, back in 2015.    A According to the folks at the expense reporting and management firm, SAP Concur, it continues to gain popularity. 

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How to make sure your emails are read… and actioned!

Practically Perfect PA

We’ve all been there. Draft a well thought out, concise and articulate email with a clear call to action. Check the email over and hit send. Then nothing. No reply. Nothing. So you send a follow-up email, that usually starts with ‘per my last email…’ and then nothing. Ahhhh!

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How to Make Your Office Kitchen Space Eco-Friendly

Eco-Office Gals

An eco-friendly attitude doesn’t have to end with your opinion. You can show your support for environmental conservation in the way you dress, drive, eat and shop. You can make it part of your home and even part of your workspace with a little effort and the right direction.

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3 Ways to Change the World from Your Cubicle

On The Job

I'm fed up, and I know many of you must feel the same. I'm fed up with the name-calling, the finger-pointing and the yelling. I wish I could wave a magic wand and make it all go away, but I can't. What I can do is think about how I behave every day and hopefully do a little better.

Top 5 Tips for Managing Tasks and Priorities for Assistants

Office Dynamics

I have several tips I can offer on this subject, but here are the top 5. If you make any one of these a habit, you will see an increase in your productivity. FOCUS! This is the most important of all 5. In a world where people think multitasking is a valued skill, it isn’t.

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6 Foolproof Ways to Refine Your Professional Life

Dumb Little Man

Sometimes, we feel that a new job will diffuse us with happiness we have always longed for. At times, however, we feel that staying away from toxic people and jobs can improve our lives. There are a number of things that can make you unhappy at work.

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More on Agility from Gallup and Catalant

Small Business Labs

After posting on corporations looking to increase their agility on Tuesday, we found two new reports on business agility in our mailbox on Wednesday. Gallup pointed us to their report The Real Future of Work: The Agility Issue.

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Five tips for keeping a meeting on track

Practically Perfect PA

You know those meetings that go on and on forever with no agenda, no purpose and no end? Yup, we’ve all been there, and we all know how much of a waste of time these meetings can be. Often, they can be a phone call or an email, and they never require everyone in the […].

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7 Environmentally-friendly Ideas Every Business Should Employ

Eco-Office Gals

“All our dreams can come true- if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney. The ultimate goal of every business is to achieve success, and success is nothing but financial benefits and positive public perception.

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Building Authentic Self-Confidence

Eat Your Career

As a professional speaker and corporate trainer , I’m often mistaken for one of those rare “naturally confident” people. However, like most of the world, I’ve had to work at it. Contrary to what you might believe, confidence and self-esteem are rarely natural traits.

Conference for Administrative Assistants and Executive Assistants – Opening Session

Office Dynamics

October 24, 2018. We enjoyed a fabulous breakfast buffet (so much food!) at TBones upscale restaurant. Large tables made for great breakfast conversation with admins from throughout the country and around the globe. I met Charlotte and Chris from Amarillo.

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9 Useful Tips On How To Get Out of Debt Quickly

Dumb Little Man

Are you or someone in your household in debt? If so, you’re not alone. In 2018, it was estimated that the average American household had wracked up over $137,000 in debt.

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Can Traditional Employment Match the Flexibility of Independent Work?

Small Business Labs

We've long found in our research that having work flexibility, autonomy and control are key reasons people become and like being independent workers (freelancers, contractors, self-employed, etc.). 

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Why you need to use tech to help you with your business travel management

Practically Perfect PA

Did you know that business travel is a $1.3 trillion dollar market? And that in most companies, travel spend is often the second largest expenditure after salaries?

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7 Environmentally-friendly Ideas Every Business Should Employ

Eco-Office Gals

“All our dreams can come true- if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney. The ultimate goal of every business is to achieve success, and success is nothing but financial benefits and positive public perception.

2018 130

We Know We're Rude With Our Phones -- But We Don't Do Anything About It

On The Job

When cellphones first made their appearance, workplace advice columnists like myself advised that bosses and co-workers became annoyed when a worker used it at work.

2018 170

Conference for Administrative Excellence – Gala Event

Office Dynamics

Following a full training day, we reconvened for the Glam and Glitz Gala.

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Identify One Goal: The Secret to Discovering Your Purpose

Dumb Little Man

I think a lot of young people will find this post very useful if they were to apply themselves to it. Most often, I find people wondering what their purpose in life is. And before they discover it, they try a couple of things and make some mistakes.

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The State of the U.S. Heartland

Small Business Labs

Brookings and the Walton Family Foundation teamed up to produce The State of the Heartland. It's a detailed study of the U.S. Heartland using 26 socioeconomic variables to assess how the region's economy has been performing since the Great Recession. trends

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Event Budget Health Check

Practically Perfect PA

One of the most important tools to control any event is the event budget. It’s normally just a simple excel spreadsheet or perhaps its a page on your accounting software. Despite it being just a humble document the budget is what underpins every successful event.

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The Basic Language And Know-How For Creating A Website

Eco-Office Gals

Technology is enhancing the way people socialize, work, and operate their business. The use of a website can be beneficial to your small or large business. A professional website will introduce your business or brand to millions of new viewers. In fact, a website can be used as a marketing tool.

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The One Thing That Can Improve Feedback

On The Job

It's pretty much a given that everyone hates performance reviews, which is why more companies are urging managers to give "continuous feedback." What this looks like can vary: "Great job, Susan, on that presentation." John, I think you need a little more research on that report."

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Office Dynamics Administrative Conference – Thursday Sessions

Office Dynamics

Thursday began with The State of the Profession, live-streamed on Facebook Live, featuring Joan Burge, Debbie Gross, Lisa Olsen, and Julie Reed. Then the conference broke for the first set of four concurrent labs.

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5 Things That Can Bring More Satisfaction In Your Life

Dumb Little Man

Life in an urban settlement can be hectic. There is that traffic you need to traverse through in order to reach the office on time. Then, you need to make sure that you are meeting up with your deadlines.

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The Staffing Industry Analysts on the Gig Economy and Cloud Labor

Small Business Labs

The Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) recently released their U.S. Gig Economy - 2018 Edition report. They found that about 48 million Americans are in the gig economy, which is 31% of the workforce. They also found about 13.7 million Americans are human cloud workers. 

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