November, 2016

10 Stretches To Do Right Now For Back Pain Relief

Dumb Little Man

Let me guess. You have a niggling pain in your lower back. It’s not painful enough for you to seek medical help, yet it is irritating enough to frustrate you every day. All you want is for it to go away and stop bothering you. The thing is, there is no lack of solutions out there.

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Contingent Labor Comprises 38% of Corporate Workforces

Small Business Labs

Ardent Partners recently released their 2016-2017 State of Contingent Workforce Management report.    The study is based on a survey and series of interviews with mostly HR and procurement professionals at large corporations. 

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The productivity killers

Practically Perfect PA

At our recent regional events we discussed some of the issues that are facing assistants today. Lots of challenges came up, but one that struck me as typical across all industries was the actual amount of work that the assistants had to do.

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Opposites Attract: 3 Benefits of Having 2 Bosses In The Workplace

Office Dynamics

Having two bosses can sometimes feel like a good cop/bad cop situation if they’re not on the same page or if they employ different styles of leadership. That might be effective in accomplishing their goals, but it’s not always the best approach for keeping employees happy and productive.

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6 Eco-Friendly Office Must Haves

Eco-Office Gals

Going green at work isn’t just going to cut down the energy bills , it’s also going make your office a lot healthier and productive. The technology is constantly evolving and getting smarter. It’s also likely a lot of the new gadgets will conveniently fit your budget.

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Career Success A to Z:B Is For Brag

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. Ah, the dreaded b-word. Call me bold , call me brash , but this is one b-word I stand firmly behind. Bragging is an unavoidable career necessity.

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10 Wonderful Benefits of Traveling

Dumb Little Man

There are plenty of things one can gain from exploring different places such as new friends, new experiences and new stories. When you start exploring new places, you get a better understanding of the people living there including their culture, history and background.

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5 things PAs should consider before accepting a new role

Practically Perfect PA

So you’ve aced your interview and you’ve been offered the job. How exciting! There are, however, a few things you should consider before accepting a new role. Here are my top 5 considerations… 1. On a scale of 1-10 how excited are you really?

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How to Boost Your Professionalism Through Better Writing Webinar

Office Dynamics

These days, doesn’t it seem like we’re all getting lazy with our writing? Perhaps we can blame technology. Whatever the reason, poor writing skills can really call your professionalism into question. Errors in grammar, punctuation and spelling are just the tip of the iceberg.

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How to Negotiate Successfully With Anyone

On The Job

There are often complaints that technology isolates people, but anyone working in IT may have a different opinion. If anything, IT is being asked to work more and more with other departments, rather it’s marketing, customer experience or business strategy.

Tasty Tidbits: Professional Development News & Views (Nov. 18, 2016)

Eat Your Career

This post is part of a (recently re-launched and re-named) series in which I share some of my favorite Internet finds from the past week. Enjoy! From Yours Truly. I wrote a few new articles for Ivy Exec over the past few weeks.

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7 Surprising Benefits of Coworking Spaces

Dumb Little Man

A co-working space can change a business in profound and positive ways. If you’ve never seen one, it’s a shared office environment that your employees can use for however long is necessary. This concept is really shaking up the corporate world.

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HOK's Coworking Report: A Corporate Real Estate Perspective

Small Business Labs

The global design and architecture firm HOK recently released a new report looking at the coworking industry from the corporate real estate perspective. 

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Inside Ness – the Network for Essex Support Staff

Practically Perfect PA

As someone born and bred in Essex I am so pleased that we have a network connecting PAs in the area. Here are all the details from the founders, Karen and Julia… . Firstly, can I have a little background about you…. What is your career background? .

The Revolutionary Assistant Facebook Live Recap with Joan and Jasmine

Office Dynamics

Our 23rd Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence, The Revolutionary Assistant. This is a video recap from Joan Burge & Jasmine Freeman. Some of the highlights you will find in this broadcast: The Future Belongs to the Revolutionary Assistant//highlights from Joan’s opening keynote.

FCC's CIO: Change Agents Need Employer Support

On The Job

David Bray says the world is experiencing more turbulence, and he isn’t talking about a rough airplane ride or a nasty nor’easter.

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Career Success A to Z: Coming Soon!

Eat Your Career

Today, I’m happy to announce a brand new blog series called, “Career Success: A to Z.”. This is a fun project I’ve been thinking about for a while. With the recent re-launch of Eat Your Career, I figured now was a good time to jump in.

2016 138

10 Things Ambitious People Are Thinking About

Dumb Little Man

Everyone laments at how badly they want to achieve success but few enact the steps needed to get there. The foundation for success is ambition. It’s what governs the lives of millionaires, business owners, and leaders in any field.

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Seems Like Everyone is Jumping Into Food Delivery

Small Business Labs

It's interesting to us how little media attention the demand side of the on-demand/gig economy gets.    Demand, of course, is the reason on-demand/gig economy startups can raise large sums of money at lofty valuations.

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Top websites for free images

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s blog post is a down and dirty list of my favourite websites for free images. As you can imagine, I use loads of these websites for Practically Perfect PA and I wish I had known about them while I was an assistant. They are much easier to navigate than Google Images.

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Realizing Your Full Potential: Venturing Into High Seas

Office Dynamics

Welcome to November. the 11 th month of 2016. The month of gratitude, family gatherings, and turkey. November is also pancreatic cancer awareness month. As many of my followers know, my husband of 34 years, David Burge, passed away almost 6 years ago from pancreatic cancer.

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3 Ways to Nudge a Procrastinating Boss

On The Job

It can be very frustrating when you work hard on a report or project, and then submit it to the boss where it will then languish until the next presidential election.

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Thank You, Friend

Eat Your Career

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Hey, what did you expect? I’m kind of obsessed with food. And trust me, my family knows how to do it right. It’s a day to celebrate the harvest, but also, to give thanks for all we have—and I really do have so much.

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10 Habits That Can Prevent Heart Disease

Dumb Little Man

Why would your dear old faithful heart get a heart disease, right? I feel as immortal as you do, trust me. But, my daily patients and recent statistics published by the American Heart Association, the CDC, and the NIH show that heart diseases represent the leading cause of death in the United States.

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Somewhere Between 2.5 million and 59 Million Americans "Work" in the Online Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

We mentioned yesterday that there is a recently formed consensus that the gig economy is large and growing. We also mentioned there is not a consensus as to how big it is or how fast it's growing. This is especially true for the online gig economy.

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Things you shouldn’t say to your boss… Even though you are thinking it

Practically Perfect PA

If I had a pound for every time I bit my tongue while working as an assistant, well, I would be a very very wealthy lady! In our role, we are confronted with so many different situations and personality types it can be really difficult to think before we speak.

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6 Ways To Feast On Learning

Office Dynamics

I decided to pull out this Monday Motivator from 2013 because it is a favorite of mine, still holds true and in fact, I believe it to be truer than ever before. Since I wrote this in 2013, I have expanded my mind to the worlds of: Focus instead of multitasking. Engagement instead of entitlement.

Research Finds Stressed Employees More Likely to Misbehave

On The Job

The U.S. election process has clearly demonstrated one thing: People are upset, mad and worried. While we may hope that this will all disappear once the election is over, managers shouldn't believe that workers will once again become jolly little employees, content with the cubicle world around them.

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Career Success A to Z: A is for Affirmation

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. and we’re off! Career Success A to Z has officially begun! Today, we’re exploring Affirmations.

2016 130

20 Fun Things You Can Do with Family on Thanksgiving

Dumb Little Man

We all know some of the favorite things people like to do on Thanksgiving: watch football, watch The Macy’s Day Parade, and of course taking a nap after gorging on Turkey.

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Uber's Flying Car Plans

Small Business Labs

OK, to start with they really aren't flying cars.    What Uber is suggesting in their 99 page white paper is a new form of on-demand, urban air transportation.

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A business case for the Assist Conference 2017

Practically Perfect PA

Next year’s Assist Conference kicks off on Friday 24th February in London and I am just putting the final touches to the programme. I must say I am really looking forward to the day.

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Interview with TRAVO at the Annual Conference for Assistants

Office Dynamics

TRAVO is an incredible travel planning tool in development for administrative professionals.

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Yes, Introverts Can Be Great Leaders

On The Job

While research shows that more extraverts reach the C-suite, there is growing evidence that introverts can make effective leaders. How introverts can gain the confidence they need to lead their teams effectively and benefit any organization.

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Tasty Tidbits: Professional Development News & Views (Nov. 18, 2016)

Eat Your Career

This post is part of a (recently re-launched and re-named) series in which I share some of my favorite Internet finds from the past week. Enjoy! From Yours Truly. I wrote a few new articles for Ivy Exec over the past few weeks.

2016 130

Hack Your Soundscape To Boost Your Productivity

Dumb Little Man

Did you know that you can use music to boost productivity? Often overlooked, optimizing your sound environment is a great hack for improving productivity and staying focused. Here are the steps you can take to figure out the best soundscape for you and how you can employ it in your everyday life.

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Gig Economy Consensus: It's Big and Growing

Small Business Labs

Based on a review of a variety of recent studies, a consensus has formed that the gig economy is large and growing. Recent studies include, but aren't limited to: Pew Research's Gig Work, Online Selling and Home Sharing found that 24% of adult Americans - that about 59 million people - report earning money from the digital ‘platform economy’ in the past year.

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