December, 2009

6 Ways to Start the New Year Doing Instead of Dreaming - by Dumb.

Dumb Little Man

2009 220

Building on your skills

Loosely Speaking

It's the time of year when we all do some self assessment and then look ahead to changes we want to make in the coming year. Personally, it may be your work out routine that needs some recommitment. Professionally, it's time to review

Skills 210

Be Smart About Using the Telephone

Productive & Organized

16486377 How much time do you lose playing "phone tag?" I can't stand that game! There are things you can do to eliminate that time waster, however. Start Today! It is very rare anymore to actually talk to the person you want to reach

2009 269

Writing Habits to Break in 2010

Business Writing

2010 165

Publish a Successful Ezine with these Top 10 Tips

Office Organization Success

One of the systems I help my clients to implement is a schedule for getting on track with their ezine (electronic newsletter) as it’s so important that you have a systematic stay-in-touch strategy in place and a regular ezine is the perfect medium for achieving this! However, the downside, and where so many solopreneurs fail, is that they don’t get into a regular publishing schedule and they start to lose their connection with their subscribers. .

2009 138

Do you like what you do?

Laughing all the Way to Work

CONFUSCIUS SAID, “Love what you do and you will never work a day in your life.” How true that is! Here are some ways I have found to enjoy what I do: 1. INTERVIEW WELL Make it a conversation. You are interviewing them too so ask

2009 172

20 Powerful Beliefs That Will Push You Toward Success - by Dumb.

Dumb Little Man

2009 220

More Trending

The Great Calendar Debate - Paper or Electronic - 21 Experts Weigh.

Productive & Organized

One item frequently purchased at this time of year is a calendar or planner for the upcoming year. But, what is the right kind of planner to use? Some say the traditional paper planner is the best, while others swear by their

Should You Help People Who Use Odd Language?

Business Writing

2009 162

Pre Budget Report: Labour Darling Plays Class War Trump Card

The Small Business Blog

In an unprecedented weak budget spiked with half truths, Mr Darling is trying to ignite a class war in the UK in an attempt to boost the Labour Party election prospects – a dangerous game to play with our fragile economy at this time

Budget 169

Accepting a Lower-level Administrative Job

Office Dynamics

One of our followers asked me to blog about accepting a lower-level admin job. She wrote, "In this economy, more admins are finding themselves in this situation. Can it impact future hiring possibilities like it can in other professions?". Here is my take on this as an employer.

2009 151

How to Master the “Art of Apathy” - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2009 219

Are you open? To what?

Virtual Moxie

I've started working at least one day a week outside my usual work environment. I find that when I'm elsewhere, where the phone doesn't interrupt me, and the cats don't want to be cuddled, I can be exceedingly productive

2009 150

Is your employer clueless about your needs?

On The Job

As you can see from the previous post on Generation Y, anything to do with stereotypes in the workplace generates a lot of discussion. I decided to explore the issue further, really looking at what impacts us on the job -- is it our age

2009 141

Thank You, Tiger--Now We Can Move On

Business Writing

2009 125

Small Business News World Round-up – 2009/12/08

The Small Business Blog

Here is this week's news round-up for home business, micro business, sole-traders, freelancers, self-employed and any one who is interested in small business news from around the world. Ringing in the Holiday but Sharing the Bill: For

2009 164

Meetings Plus: Taking them offline

Laughing all the Way to Work

I organize a lot of meetings in a day, week, month; heck, even into next year. My boss is very busy and in demand to go here, there and everywhere. So how do I keep them all straight? My first plan of action is to take them offline as

2009 141

7 Great Lessons You Can Learn from Helen Keller - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2009 219

Being a Star Performer Will Pay Off

Office Dynamics

If you are not a reader of USA Today , you should sign up right away. This is by far one of the best vehicles for finding out the latest news but more importantly, the future. In early December, a front page article appeared entitled Employee Benefits Bounce Back.

2009 141

Inner work for the outter planner

Virtual Moxie

I've been planning a bit for the new year. I'm not a big planner in business (that surprises lots of folks I know!), and really do much better going with the ideas and visions as they come to me. And I believe that I'm probably not

2009 141

Avoid Crazy Connections by Proofreading Aloud

Business Writing

2009 116

Christmas – Small Business Quote of the Week

The Small Business Blog

A small business quote keeps you thinking, inspired and entertained. What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.” Phyllis Diller (b. 1917) US comedienne. To view previous quotes, click here

2009 158

I am so excited and I just had to tell you about it!

Productive & Organized

January is Get Organized Month and I decided to celebrate it big this year! As you know, I have some fabulous colleagues in the productivity and organizing industry. This past year, many of them have contributed their knowledge to blog

2009 137

You Can Write Like a Professional: Here's How - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2009 219

BUSINESS ETIQUETTE: What Hasn’t Changed

Office Dynamics

Please welcome another wonderful Guest Blogger to the mix! Marilyn Pincus is a talented author and business etiquette expert. We have invited Marilyn to the Blog to share some of her tips with you. We’re challenged each day to keep-up with change.

On the job tips for new Admins.

Laughing all the Way to Work

I started this blog to share the knowledge I had picked up over the years either from other administrative assistants, my bosses or from trial and error. Here are my top six things I would recommend you do well: Write it down

2009 132

Are Your Products Ubiquitous or Everywhere?

Business Writing

2009 109

Small Business World News Round-up – 2009/12/15

The Small Business Blog

Here is this week's news round-up for home business, micro business, sole-traders, freelancers, self-employed and any one who is interested in small business news from around the world. Free tax help for small businesses: Thomas P

2009 146

10 gifts to give your career

On The Job

As the gift-giving season draws to a close, it's time to remember that you still have one more gift left to bestow: The gift of a better career. No one can really predict what the several years will bring in the job market

Gifts 130

100 Ways To A Stress Free Christmas - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2009 220

Being a Star Performer Will Pay Off

Office Dynamics

If you are not a reader of USA Today , you should sign up right away. This is by far one of the best vehicles for finding out the latest news but more importantly, the future. In early December, a front page article appeared entitled Employee Benefits Bounce Back.

2009 130

Take the “Jingle” out of Holiday Stress

The Office Professionals Place

Are you planning the holiday party in your office? Don't know what to get your boss or co-workers for the staff grab bag? Or are you stressed just thinking about the holidays? These events can cause undue stress because the pressure is

Gay Apparel? Yes, Language Changes

Business Writing

2009 109

Ethics – Small Business Quote of the Week

The Small Business Blog

A small business quote keeps you thinking, inspired and entertained. Smaller businesses often say the words, but can't get in on the act.” Clare Short (b. 1946) British politcian, referring to the difficulty of maintaining ethical

2009 141

4 ways to "manage up"

On The Job

Many people feel "stuck" these days. They feel powerless as they struggle to do much more work with available resources, and wonder if their career has hit a dead end with this rough economy. I interviewed John Baldoni recently

2009 130

10 Critical Things You Have to Consider in Life - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2009 219

BUSINESS ETIQUETTE: What Hasn’t Changed

Office Dynamics

Please welcome another wonderful Guest Blogger to the mix! Marilyn Pincus is a talented author and business etiquette expert. We have invited Marilyn to the Blog to share some of her tips with you. We’re challenged each day to keep-up with change.