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Managing your boss’s schedule like a mega star

Practically Perfect PA

In my mind, the single most important aspect of our role is to save our Executive’s time. Saving our Executive time means they can spend that time on making the organisation more successful.

2017 231

Sleep Debt: Do You Have It?

Dumb Little Man

There is no such thing as catching up on sleep. Although a lot of people think that they are effectively catching up on sleep, in reality, they are just compromising their health. Most people need 7 hours of sleep each night at minimum, with 8 hours being the most recommended.

2017 284

Perceptions Matter on the Job

On The Job

Several years ago, I was in a meeting and had just given my report. When I was finished taking questions, I sat back in my seat and crossed my arms while I listened to others in my group provide their own reports. After the meeting, a co-worker I had known for many years stopped me in the hallway.

2017 164

The $10 Million Serial Comma--Why Not Use It?

Business Writing

Please explain to me why people don't use the serial comma. When millions of dollars can be drained away in a lawsuit because of its absence, why would anyone not use it? To be clear, these examples show the serial, Proofreading Punctuation Pointers Teaching Business Writing

2017 160

GDPR

Last year, we hosted the 2017 MVP Awards across three of our sites. In order to get ready for this year’s coming awards across even more of our sites, we’re catching up with some of our judges from the previous awards who offered their time and insight to make the awards even better. Take a look!

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7 Mentally Damaging Habits You Need To Let Go

Dumb Little Man

When we were toddlers, we didn’t understand much of this world. Our minds were too young to understand the way things worked. Because of our fragile age, we were often told how to think, behave, and even how to perceive our lives. The media, our environment, and social system taught us how to live our lives so we can fit in. This is dangerous and disempowering. You see, believe it or not, most of us have a lot of bad habits that we continue to practice each day.

2017 189

How to solve those hotel booking ‘facepalm’ moments

Practically Perfect PA

Office Managers and PA’s across the world are using Roomex to save time and money on their work-related hotel bookings. This innovative tool comes at no cost and with no contract but saves on average 21% on hotel bookings.

2017 161

Psychographic Profiles and Working Yourself to Death in the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

A recent ad campaign by Fiverr  attracted a lot of attention, most of which was negative. But the ad and reactions to it nicely illustrates the risk and attitudinal profile differences between independent workers (freelancers, self-employed, etc.) and those who aren't. 

2017 141

If Your Office is Still Using These Two Things, Stop. Now.

Tips From T. Marie

Once upon a time small and medium sized businesses prided themselves on being at the cutting edge of office technology. They were the first to adopt things like electric typewriters, fax machines and yes, even computers. And then they weren’t. In fact, an amazingly embarrassing amount of these same sized businesses are still using ancient. Read more. Business Tips Technologically Speaking

2017 131

How to Stop the Bully at Work

On The Job

Anyone who has been bullied on the job knows how miserable it can be. I've been there, and I know firsthand about the stress it causes. I have always wondered what turns adults into bullies. I can understand children doing it -- they're not fully formed humans yet, so they make mistakes. But adults?

2017 130

Have you missed this month’s content?

Practically Perfect PA

We don’t want you to miss out on the great Practically Perfect PA content… Here is a round up of this month’s posts and newsletters. March Blog Posts.

2017 153

Why Going Green is Good for Your Furniture

Eco-Office Gals

Many businesses have adopted recycling programs for office paper, inks and toner, plastics, and aluminum as a matter of course. For companies ready to take conservation efforts to the next level, green furniture is the key to getting there. Green Furniture.

2017 130

How Cognitive Bias Played Into The Most Divisive Election Ever

Dumb Little Man

When you went to cast your ballot in the fall, did you think through every possible implication of your vote? Chances are, if you are like most voters, your mind took some shortcuts.

2017 185

This $20 Business Investment Took Me from Struggling to Successful

Tips From T. Marie

One of the best investments I ever made for my business was “The Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude” by Jeffery Gitomer. It’s a book I don’t consider a business book, but a life book, yet it has probably made the difference between my success and failure. I bought the book on a whim in. Read more. Business Tips Featured

2017 118

Have you missed this month’s content?

Practically Perfect PA

We don’t want you to miss out on the great Practically Perfect PA content… Here is a round up of this month’s posts and newsletters. March Blog Posts. March 30, 2017 Have you missed this month's content?

2017 153

IBM Cuts Telecommuting and the Paradox of Place

Small Business Labs

IBM recently announced a "relocate or leave" program requiring their marketers to work at one of six US locations. Those who have been telecommuting have the choice of moving or leaving the company. Many appear to be choosing to leave.    While most of the coverage of this is focused on IBM's marketing department, the new policy is going to be extended to other departments at IBM.    As Quartz points out , IBM was a pioneer in remote work.

5 Ways To Use The Mind Muscle Connection For Better Workouts

Dumb Little Man

Ever wonder why some people are so committed to working out? Maybe it’s because you have never experienced and truly enjoyed the feeling of what many weightlifters call the ‘pump.’ ’ It’s the stimulating and euphoric feeling that directly results from the mind muscle connection.

2017 183

Is It Ever Too Late to Change Your Personal Brand?

Office Dynamics

Designed by Freepik. Personal branding is a topic I’m personally passionate about, and one that’s very relevant in today’s business world—especially for assistants. Your role requires a certain professional presence after all. You need others to respect you and view you as a valuable contributor. Without the power of a positive personal brand, it’s much harder to get things done, influence others, and achieve success. Many people wonder if it’s ever too late to change your personal brand.

2017 143

Technology of the week: Slack

Practically Perfect PA

What is Slack? Slack is the fastest growing office application in history. Only in its second year it has over half a million users and is currently doubling its numbers every 3 months. That is a lot of users!

2017 149

Podcast 049: Organizing is a journey

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! In this episode, I’ll talk about how organizing is a way of life. It’s something you do everyday, not something you spend all weekend on and then it’s done for good. Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. This podcast is based on my book, 52 Simple Ways to Get Organized, available on my website.

2017 100

How To Conquer The Fear Of Success (Or Failure)

Dumb Little Man

The fear of success is a counter intuitive mindset. It’s one of those things in life that keeps us stuck in a rut or in a downward spiral. Part of us wants to do something and another part says we shouldn’t. So, how can we break the cycle? In this article, I’m going to share with you some theories in overcoming fear of success. Change your level of conscious awareness.

2017 180

Career Success A to Z: Q is for Quit

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. Today’s topic is a deserving one. However, some may wonder what it has to do with career success. After all, winners never quit and quitters never win, right?

2017 142

How to solve those hotel booking ‘facepalm’ moments

Practically Perfect PA

Office Managers and PA’s across the world are using Roomex to save time and money on their work-related hotel bookings. This innovative tool comes at no cost and with no contract but saves on average 21% on hotel bookings.

2017 141

In box zero: yea or nay?

Clutter Coach

by If you’re new to the productivity game, you may not know about Merlin Mann, who invented the game. Well, not exactly. But he did coin “in box zero,” which went viral. His idea was that instead of idly perusing your email in box, you do it with intent. Answer what needs to be answered. File what needs to be filed. Act on what needs to be acted on. And delete the rest. That’s pretty much it.

2017 100

Warning! 5 Beauty Ingredients You Need To Avoid This Winter

Dumb Little Man

As the temperature drops, the battle for healthy skin begins. During winter, your skin can experience a lot of discomforts, like scaling, flaking, and itching. Applying creams and moisturizers without considering the pros and cons of the ingredients they contain can make things a lot worse for you. If you are planning on changing your products or adding items to your vanity, below is a list of ingredients you should avoid and winter skin care tips you need to know. Petrolatum.

2017 175

Choosing The Right Outsourcing Partner

Small Business CEO

As businesses look to scale their efficiency the global market for nearshore and offshore outsourcing continues to grow.

2017 81

Technology of the week: Slack

Practically Perfect PA

What is Slack? Slack is the fastest growing office application in history. Only in its second year it has over half a million users and is currently doubling its numbers every 3 months. That is a lot of users!

2017 130

5 Errors in Noun-Verb Agreement

Daily Writing Tips

As shown in the examples below, when writers craft sentences with more than one noun or pronoun in the subject, they sometimes misidentify the key noun or pronoun and assign the wrong verb form to it. Discussion and revision in each sentence describes and solves the problem.

2017 76

How Runners Can Easily Improve Their Foot Strength

Dumb Little Man

The average runner lands about 5,000 times on each foot during a one-hour run. Their feet, on the other hand, can absorb 2-3 times their body weight with each stride. Considering these things, it’s easy to assume that runners have very strong feet. The truth is that most runners only develop those muscles required for running. Without proper exercise, the other small muscles can become weak and this can spell disaster.

2017 171

Business Blogging: Why Should You Narrow Your Blog Niche

Small Business CEO

In business niche, most people when starting a blog write about lots of stuff. And it’s normal for this to happen if you have a great imagination and are inspired by many things around you.

2017 79

4 Ways Businesses Can Approach the New Generation Gap

Office Dynamics

Designed by Freepik. According to Pew Research, millennials surpassed Gen Xers as the largest generation in the U.S. workforce. That may be good news for companies looking to diversify their employee talent but can create issues with a growing generation gap between millennials, Gen X and baby boomers. Many millennials think baby boomers are old-school and bad with technology, while baby boomers often complain about the entitlement of the millennial generation.

2017 103

Grammar Quiz #7: Tense Shift

Daily Writing Tips

Each of the following sentences demonstrates a faulty consistency of tense when the context calls for a shift to another tense. Revise each sentence as necessary. I had wanted to show you where the Joneses lived. She wrote a poem that began with an apt simile.

2017 74

4 Top “Get Paid To Review Sites” You Should Definitely Try

Dumb Little Man

Once you have an established blog in any niche, then writing paid reviews is one of the easiest ways to make money out of it. There are tons of companies today that are willing to pay a good amount of money just to spread awareness about their products. One review may take only 20 to 30 minutes to write and it can earn you anywhere from $50 to $1000 dollars. However, although writing is easy, the process of finding a good company that can pay you for writing a review is a different story.

2017 171

Green Home Initiatives and Cutting Expenses: What to Know

Small Business CEO

One of the most popular recent trends in housing and real estate has been rise of energy-efficient homes. Home builders and buyers alike have started to consider implementing these “green initiatives” due to the environmental and financial benefits they hold.