Sat.Mar 21, 2015 - Fri.Mar 27, 2015

10 do’s and don’t for managing your boss’s task list

Practically Perfect PA

In this post I am assuming your Executive has a task list that they use every day to get through their work! Hopefully this task list is available for you to access on a daily basis and you have the rights to edit and update the list.

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How to be Seen as a Leader at Work and get Promoted Quick

Dumb Little Man

Some people watch it happen. Some people say what happened. And some people make it happen. The world and more importantly your workplace is crying out for people who make it happen. One of the biggest mistakes people make is thinking that leadership is in a title.

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Top Ten Tips to Help You Waste Time and Procrastinate Growing Your Business

Tips From T. Marie

There are plenty of people out there telling you how to grow your business. I’m actually one of them. But in the interest of not leaving anyone out, I’ve decided that I should probably think about those business owners who would rather not see their businesses grow and gain success.

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You Need to Understand This

Office Organization Success

One of the areas that I help my private consulting clients understand is that of strategy — understanding the WHY behind the systems your set up : Why do you need this system? Why are you setting it up this way? What is going to be the end result of setting up this system?

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Reward and Recognition within the Assistant Industry

Practically Perfect PA

For all of you that could not attend the Assist Conference this year I wanted to share my presentation with you – Reward and Recognition within the Assistant Industry. This session was actually crowd sourced by the Practically Perfect PA readers.

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5 Reasons Why You Must Constantly Learn

Dumb Little Man

How many times you had the feeling that you are lost with a new subject at work? If you are like most people, probably many times… But don’t worry!

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The Decline of Employee Training & The Rise of Side Gigs

Small Business Labs

The chart below, which shows a decline in employer-provided and on-the-job training in recent decades, has been making the rounds in the economic blogs.

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Confidence is key for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Having low self-esteem or confidence issues can be a real challenge in life, particularly in the office and particularly for assistants. We have a difficult job and if we are unable to stand up for ourselves this makes the role a lot harder.

3 Things I Learned from Playing Big in Life

Dumb Little Man

Chances are that most of us at one stage or another have found ourselves at a pivotal crossroad in our lives. Which way to turn? We have all been there. Over-thinking a decision into oblivion and flinging ourselves into a tailspin.

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Celebrating Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

Administrative Assistants Rock! Join our April Blog-A-Thon. April is just around the corner and we love celebrating administrative professionals! This is the month we can (and will) celebrate in a big way.

Review: 5 Choices – The Path To Extraordinary Productivty

Simple Productivity Blog

Many things have changed in how we get things done since Stephen Covey released "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People." A new book, by people working with the Covey Corporations, attempts to bring the seven habits into the 21st century.

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Why Sharing Credit at Work Is Good For Your Career

Eat Your Career

I talk a lot about how to advocate for yourself , be loud and proud of all you do , and t ake credit for your work even when others are trying to steal the spotlight. But today, I want to turn that around and talk about the other side of the coin: sharing credit with others.

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Tips for a Healthy Relationship

Dumb Little Man

Beginning a relationship is a very easy job; but the thing which gets a little tricky is maintaining it. Every relationship faces some ups and downs, but it is totally your calibre of handling those while keeping your relationship headstrong.

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Tom Tom Suites, Istanbul

Practically Perfect PA

Despite this hotel being off of the main Taksim shopping street we found it very hard to find. It was down a very steep hill which involved lots of steps (the taxi driver refused to take us to the door due to building works taking place a few doors down from the hotel!).

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Thursday From The Trenches Episode 11

Simple Productivity Blog

In this episode I talk about how sometimes doing it myself is easier. The post Thursday From The Trenches Episode 11 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

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The Client's Bill of Rights

Virtual Moxie

Last week, I posted about the VA''s Bill of Rights, and suggested that you embrace the standards it contains. This week, I''m sharing the Client''s Bill of Rights, and with it the same suggestion. :). Clients have the right to certain expectations of you in the work you do together.

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5 Reasons a Female Friend is the Perfect Wingman

Dumb Little Man

What is your biggest fear when you are on a date with a woman? I know a lot of guys who would say that their biggest fear is to land in the zone that no man wants to land in. As you can already imagine I am talking about the friend zone.

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Mouth to Mouth Marketing

The Small Business Blog

Getting new prospects is the first step in getting new clients and orders. Even then it is not certain you will get any new business. Over the years I have learned one thing, customer referrals are by a long way the best way to get new customers.

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A Look At Play In A Balanced Life

Simple Productivity Blog

Today we''re going to look at "play some" in the context of living a productive and balanced life. The post A Look At Play In A Balanced Life appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

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85% of Managers are Looking for This

On The Job

Recently I received an interesting study from Instructure that showed: 85% of managers place the highest emphasis on hiring candidates with fundamental skills like attitude and hard work.

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Goldman Sachs on Millennials

Small Business Labs

Goldman Sachs has an excellent infographic/report on millennials  (born 1980 to 2000).   They describe Millennials as: Millennials have come of age during a time of technological change, globalization and economic disruption.

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Meetings, Meetings, Meetings

The Small Business Blog

Do you really need to have a meeting? I would suggest not! Meetings cost time – which means money. They often do meetings achieve very little and are not really necessary. But should you need to discuss – person to person – any issues, there are other ways to hold a meeting too.

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Open Loops 3/27/2015

Simple Productivity Blog

On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything. This week I highlight articles on: How to know what you''re motivated by. Google Contacts. How to save money on food. Removing stains.

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Why Sharing Credit at Work Is Good For Your Career

Eat Your Career

I talk a lot about how to advocate for yourself , be loud and proud of all you do , and t ake credit for your work even when others are trying to steal the spotlight. But today, I want to turn that around and talk about the other side of the coin: sharing credit with others. It’s an overlooked, but equally important part of your career success. A true professional knows that, whenever you experience a great achievement at work, you should be vocal about it!

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A Honey of an Indiegogo Campaign

Small Business Labs

Beekeeping has been around for thousands of years. And the process of collecting the honey has always been difficult (just ask Winnie the Pooh).   It's also hard on the bees, which often believe their hive is being invaded and attack the beekeeper.

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Administrative Professional’s Day Gifts

Office Dynamics

Are you perplexed as to the ideal gift to give your administrative assistant in honor of Administrative Professionals Day? If you are like most busy executives or Human Resource departments, you haven’t given it much thought until 2 weeks out, or even 2 days before the big event (April 22).

Here's What Managers are Doing Wrong When Trying to Implement Change

On The Job

No organization these days can afford to ignore the fact that change has become a permanent part of the business landscape. Those who are not prepared to transform quickly may find themselves left behind. But research finds that even when organizations embrace change management, they’re falling short. Specifically, a study by the Katzenbach Center at Strategy& (formerly Booz & Co.)

2015 136

Should I Save or Should It Go?

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2008-06-26 10:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter People who are collectors love to tell me that things they've held onto for years and years have actually come in handy, so it was worthwhile to keep it. There's often a note of triumph in their voices when they come to the story's punchline, "and I had one!" " They assume that I'm against keeping things and they want to head off any suggestions I might have for downsizing.

2015 109

Measuring The Right Things

Productivityist

While on a recent run I realized this lesson, mostly accidentally. My goal was to run for two hours and listen to podcasts while my Nike+ app tracked my distance. Things started out fine but around the one hour mark I noticed that my battery percentage was hovering around 50%.

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Your Case for Training: Adult Learning Retention Statistics

Office Dynamics

I haven’t been able to find this information on adult learning retention rates until now and I’m sharing it with you! I just got back from a great meeting today with my local ATD Chapter.

Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid with Personal Pronouns

Daily Writing Tips

Among the oldest words in English are the personal pronouns I , you , he , she , it , we , and they. Two of the personal pronouns, you and it , have only one form that is used as either subject or object: See that goat? It bit me. ( It is the subject of the verb bit.). I hear a bee.

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6 Money-Drainers of Small Businesses (and How to Overcome Them)

Small Business CEO

Is your business seeping cash for no reason? Some expenses are like a dripping faucet: you know it’s there, but it seems insignificant, so you let it go on too long. Others are more like a broken pipe underground, well-hidden but causing massive damage.

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To Produce, Consume, or Just Leave My Phone in My Pocket

Productivityist

At the start of his podcast, Tim Ferriss’s introduction mix goes like this, “optimal mental performance…at this altitude I can run flat out for a half mile before my hands start shaking.” ” Then Tim goes on to have a one-of-a-kind interview with a one-of-a-kind person.

3 Simple Steps to Improving Communication Skills

Office Dynamics

You cannot afford to take the critical skill of communication for granted! Especially when communicating with co-workers. Let me illustrate my point: You receive an e-mail from a colleague, but you can’t grasp the tone of the message because the words can be read in a variety of ways.

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7 Incredibly Simple Productivity Hacks For Insanely Busy People

Brilliantly Better

We all live in a busy world, but, let’s face it, some of us slightly more than others. You know the feeling: it’s like you’re … The post 7 Incredibly Simple Productivity Hacks For Insanely Busy People appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

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Three Non-Traditional Ways to Launch Your Brand

Small Business CEO

Trusted aphorism not withstanding, they will not come merely because you built it. If you are going to start a new business, you have to get the word out.

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Verb Mistakes #4: Hoping If

Daily Writing Tips

A sales letter from a company that produces an “educational keyboarding program” brought a peculiar clause construction to my attention: We’re hoping if you’d be interested in taking a look at it.”.

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