August, 2016

16 Easy and Effective Morning Mood Boosters for Non-Morning Person

Dumb Little Man

If you are not a morning person, you’d agree that there is no better time for you to murder someone than in the morning when they force you to wake up.

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Coworking Forecast - 26,000 Spaces and 3.8 Million Members by 2020

Small Business Labs

Coworking is booming. The industry is growing and hybridizing so fast , we're having a hard time keeping up with it. 

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Tech of the week: Packing Pro

Practically Perfect PA

What is Packing Pro. Packing Pro is, very simply, an app that helps you pack for your next trip. It is £2.29 from the Apple Store. What does it do?

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4 Simple “Set It and Forget It” List Building Strategies

Office Organization Success

There are many, many ways to build your build list. But the best list building strategies are the ones you don’t have to think about! These become the mainstay of your List Building System. Set them up once and they continue to work for you again and again.

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9 Ways to Improve Your Organization Skills

Office Dynamics

Organization skills is the one thing most successful business owners have in common. Without the ability to organize your work and your resources, you could be twisting in the wind in no time.

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Why a Combined Heat & Power System is the green way to go

Eco-Office Gals

A whole range of greener sources of energy have come to the surface and continue to do so as the topic of global warming continues to dominate the global conversation.

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5 Business Books Recommended By Top Entrepreneurs

Dumb Little Man

What does it take to become a successful entrepreneur? A good idea? A great team? Or none of the above? One thing successful entrepreneurs all have in common is that they read.

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More Trending

Working with an old school Executive

Practically Perfect PA

I recently organised an event for just over 150 assistants in Leeds and Edinburgh, where we showcased loads of office technology that would help Assistants and their Executives be more productive. During the course of the events you would not believe (or maybe you would!)

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Pretty Planning

Tips From T. Marie

The Following is a Guest Post By: Sydnee Yates is a content writer for PDF Supply. She studied Literature (with a specialization in creative writing) in undergraduate school. She received her Bachelor’s degree at the University of North Carolina Asheville.

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Thinking Like Leonardo da Vinci Webinar Replay

Office Dynamics

A free webinar replay is now available. This week we spoke with Lisa Olsen. Our “ Thinking Like Leonardo da Vinci ” webinar replay is now available. Please feel free to view, share and view again!

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2 Words to Help You Retain, Recruit the Best Workers

On The Job

It can be frustrating as a manager when your best talent walks out the door and you're forced to begin looking for someone to replace him or her.

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7 Reasons To Start Reading Books? Here’s why!

Dumb Little Man

Ask a voracious reader why he or she makes time out of their busy schedule for reading a book. Have you ever wondered why they even read books? What’s the importance of reading books for these bibliophiles? What makes those pages attractive to them?

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One Week in the Coworking Boom

Small Business Labs

We've gotten a lot questions about our recently released coworking forecast. While many think the forecast is too conservative and that coworking is growing faster, others wonder if we aren't too optimistic and if our forecast should be lower.

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Practically Perfect PA Giveaway: 10 Assist Travel tickets!

Practically Perfect PA

Thanks to our wonderful partners at Travo , we have a very special giveaway for Practically Perfect PA readers this month. We are offering ten lucky readers the chance to attend Assist Travel for free.

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Counteroffer Confusion

Job Advice Blog

There seems to be some confusion regarding counteroffers today. Are counteroffers a good tactic or career suicide? First, let me explain what a counteroffer is. A counteroffer is the leveraging [.]. The post Counteroffer Confusion appeared first on Free Job Advice Blog.

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8 Tips To Help You Deal With Conflict Better

Office Dynamics

How do you deal with conflict? Are you a person who holds onto everything or do you let your anger out? Conflict affects our attitude, which impacts our ability to be productive. Conflict is destructive if not positively handled. It damages peace and orderliness within us as relationships are broken.

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Study: Workplace Incivility is Contagious

On The Job

Every workplace has at least one -- that snarky employee who is rude and has a ready put-down for any colleague unlucky enough to interact with him or her.

2016 158

5 Olympic Training Secrets That Will Make It Impossible For Your Competitors To Keep Up With You

Dumb Little Man

Olympic athletes inspire and awe us. They are the greatest athletes in the world. And every four years they get together to put their lives’ work on display for all of us to see at the Olympic Games.

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The Rise of Employee Free Businesses

Small Business Labs

It used to be hiring employees was the goal of almost all small business owners. This is no longer true. 

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How important is office culture?

Practically Perfect PA

Our lovely friends over at Career Moves recently conducted a survey to find out how important salary is when looking for a new role. You will be surprised by the results. Here is Sarah with more details… Do we just want a good salary?

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Surprise! Your Customer Service Ain’t All That.

Tips From T. Marie

A recent article on Small Business Trends explains that although you may believe you and your business are providing excellent customer service, chances are your customers/clients aren’t exactly on the same page. In fact, when GetFiveStars.com founder Mike Blumenthal conducted a survey, although business owners themselves believed that 75% of customers were experiencing excellent customer service, the customers themselves had something else to say.

5 Helpful Ways to Deal With a Person’s Bad Attitude

Office Dynamics

Recently, I was conducting a full-day workshop for administrative professionals at a large organization. I was purposely brought in to help these assistants manage change, build strategic partnerships with their managers, learn how to be more proactive, and build peer synergy.

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How to Create an Innovative Culture

On The Job

When Dr. Amantha Imber first meets with potential new hires for her company, Inventium, one of things she’ll ask is: “What are your favorite apps?”

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6 Tai Chi Benefits That Will Surprise You

Dumb Little Man

Tai Chi or rather “Tai Chi Chuan” is an ancient martial art from China which spread like wildfire in China when people realised the powerful health benefits it delivered. Today, research is supporting what Tai Chi masters have known for centuries- Tai Chi practice delivers fantastic results.

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Staffing Industry Research Firm Says There are 44 Million Gig Workers

Small Business Labs

The Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)  recently released a study showing that nearly  30% of the U.S. workforce are gig workers. This works out to be about 44 million Americans. They also found that contingent workers represented $792.4 billion in staffing buyer spend.

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The Practically Perfect Business Traveller’s Guide to San Francisco

Practically Perfect PA

San Francisco is a magical cosmopolitan city; known popularly as the city by the bay, it has evoked songs, poems and popular sayings.

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Podcast 020: Back to school paper management

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. In this episode, I’ll talk about how to handle that blizzard of paper your kids bring home from school everyday. Here are some highlights: Where should I keep school papers? How do I deal with this huge quantity of art my kids bring home? What’s the important stuff to keep? Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play.

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Two Things You Need for Career Success

Office Dynamics

I had the fortunate opportunity last week to be a part of an incredible graduation and celebration for 39 administrative professionals graduating from our Star Achievement Series® who embarked upon this journey that started 3 years ago. Yes, I said 3 years.

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3 Ways Bosses Can Boost Productivity of a Team

On The Job

Companies that don't boot bad bosses to the curb or at least re-train them to be better bosses might want to pay attention to new research that shows good bosses -- unlike bad bosses -- boost productivity.

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10 Habits of Successful People

Dumb Little Man

Want to know the habits of successful people ? Being successful in life is every individual’s dream. We set up our goal and that where the journey to success begins. However, only a few reach the destination and many fail.

2016 207

For Many Boomers, Work is the New Retirement

Small Business Labs

Transamerica's Center for Retirement Studies recently released the results from their 17th annual U.S. retirement survey.    As with prior years, it's full of interesting data on the retirement preparations and plans of Americans of all ages. 

Top tips for business travel to Barcelona

Practically Perfect PA

So as most of you know, I’ve lived in Barcelona on and off for a few years now. It is a brilliant city and with more and more people coming here for business trips I thought now would be a good time to share with you my top tips for organising business travel to Barcelona.

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Podcast 019: The best way to purge your email inbox

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. In this episode, I’ll talk about some simple ways to keep your email inbox from getting completely out of control. Here are some highlights: There’s plenty of space. Why should I purge email? What about the ones I need to refer back to? It’s too time consuming to decide what to purge! Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play.

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Are You Suffering From The Impostor Syndrome

Office Dynamics

I am so excited it is my birthday this week. I have always loved celebrating my birthday. This year it is extra special because last year, at this time, I was in the hospital having open heart surgery for a mitral valve repair.

2016 172

Brian Tracy: How Super-Successful People Get It All Done

On The Job

When you’ve been researching how to work smarter for more than 30 years as productivity expert Brian Tracy has done, you’ve learned a thing or two about how to get the best out of others – and yourself – on the job. That’s why in his latest book, “ Get Smart!:

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How To Make Sure That People Don’t Take You For Granted

Dumb Little Man

You are always going to deal with situations where people just don’t seem to be grateful for all that you do for them. You are always going to encounter people in life who take advantage of you and take you for granted.

2016 207

Corporate Layoffs Make Independent Work Look More Secure

Small Business Labs

Cisco announced last week it's laying off 5500 employees. This is about 7% of their workforce. Cisco  Cisco also reported quarterly earnings of $2.8 billion on sales of $12.64 billion.    Most would consider quarterly earnings of $2.8

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