2013

Profiles of the Dream Team - The Giver

ProAssisting Blog

I came across an article in a series of articles that talk about “The Dream Team” from a professional perspective and the one that caught my eye -and might be of interest to you- is the one titled “The Giver”. You can find the article HERE. You can also sign up to be alerted when more are posted.

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The No. 1 Reason Employers Can't Find the Right Talent

On The Job

There have been many complaints by some companies that they can’t find people to fill positions, despite a 7.3% unemployment rate. What gives? Are the unemployed a bunch of no-talent, bottom-of-the-barrel drudges who should never be given a job? Hardly.

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Honestly, what are the pros and cons of the role?

Practically Perfect PA

I have been planning to write a blog post around the pros and cons of the role for a while.

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The True Cost of America’s Plastic Addiction

Eco-Office Gals

“Paper or plastic?”. This is a simple question, asked millions of times per day in supermarket checkout lines across the country. Not too difficult to answer for most, but a question with major consequences for the planet.

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Why Networking Is Essential For Career Success (and Everyone Should Do It NOW)

Eat Your Career

Networking. The word alone strikes fear in the hearts of many. It’s so awkward and uncomfortable! It’s so inauthentic! It’s just so…so…exhausting. That’s why many professionals put it off.

33 Unwritten Rules of Management

Ian's Messy Desk

These rules are credited to Bill Swanson. In a news story several years ago , it was revealed not all the rules are original. Whatever the source, they are useful aphorisms for life management. The handbook has become an underground hit among senior executives and management thinkers.

5 Best Email Management Practices

Office Organization Success

With all the different rules and regulations governing list management, it’s getting harder and harder to not only get your emails delivered to the recipient’s inbox – think all those spam filters – but to actually get your recipient to open and read your email.

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Participate in the 2013 Solopreneur Life End-of-Year Survey

The Solopreneur Life

I invite you to participate in the 2013 Solopreneur Life End-of-Year Survey. The information gathered will advance our knowledge of the current state of solopreneurship, and we all stand to benefit from the data in the results.

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Schedule Your Priorities; Don’t Prioritize Your Schedule

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” ” — Stephen Covey. I saw this quote the other day and it really got me thinking.

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Where Does Clutter Come From?

Clutter Coach

Originally posted 2012-05-08 10:40:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Clutter comes from many sources; a primary one is what we call delayed decision making.

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You Want to Grow Your Business – But Are You Really Ready?

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. Wow, I can’t believe we are charging into a new year already! Exciting things are happening, and I’m looking forward to a wonderful year in my business. How about you? Are you anticipating a breakout year in your business?

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How to Figure Out What an Interviewer is Thinking

On The Job

An interview can be a nerve-wracking experience. The job seeker feels pressure to answer questions and make a good impression. But career experts say interviews need to be two-way streets if job seekers want to make sure they won''t hate their new jobs in six months.

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How to turn an assistant into a career EA

Practically Perfect PA

I’m not going to lie, I became an assistant because I didn’t know what I wanted to do. Growing up I’d dreamed of becoming everything from a spy to an air hostess but those dreams faded once I left University and hit the big wall of reality that is paying bills and funding your social life.

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Is working from home really more energy efficient?

Eco-Office Gals

There are some pretty conflicting opinions on this subject. On the one hand, working from home can reduce your carbon emissions through a lack of commuting. But, on the other hand, around 17% of the US workforce is now at home all day, every day, causing an increase in energy consumption.

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Are You TOO Nice at Work?

Eat Your Career

You’re a nice person, I know. And nice is good! That old saying that “ nice guys finish last ” is a myth. Niceness, by and large, is an asset to building relationships —both personal and professional. However, there is a point of diminishing returns, especially in the workplace.

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5 Tips for Effective Delegation

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 5 Tips for Effective Delegation appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. As a manager/supervisor, you just can’t do it all. To achieve effective results, you need to able to delegate projects and work to others. By effective delegation , you communicate to your employees that you have confidence in their ability to complete a job or project. Define the task and identify the outcome, not the process. The process that works for you may not work for others.

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3 Tips for Successfully Managing Your Day-to-Day Workload

Office Organization Success

If you don’t already know, I am a big fan of spreadsheets! They have so many more uses than just calculating figures. They are also a great tool to help you manage your time effectively. As a busy soloprofessional you are not only working for your clients, but you have to work ON your business too.

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Being #1

The Small Business Blog

Comes with enormous responsibility. The failure, the success, or a somewhat tacky mix of both- whatever result that your team achieves, they say, is a direct result of your leadership.

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Merlin Olsen’s Personal Mission Statement

The Solopreneur Life

A s you know, I’m a huge football fan. Merlin Olsen. Tonight is the eve of the 2013 National Football League season, and I marked the occasion by watching an NFL Films production, “A Football Life: The Fearsome Foursome.”

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How To Set Up LeechBlock

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. One of the power weapons in my fight to stop wasting time online is an add in for Firefox called LeechBlock. Today I will show you how to set up LeechBlock. Why You Need To Block Time Wasting Websites.

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Need reasons to clear out the clutter?

Clutter Coach

Josh Waldrum from SpareFoot Storage sent me this delightful infographic full of impressive and sometimes scary statistics. Clearing out clutter can literally pay you back; every organizer I know has found uncashed checks, gift cards and money in their clients’ homes.

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The 4 Common Habits of World Changers

Dumb Little Man

There is one thing that intrigues me and it’s seeing some individuals completely transforming the face of this earth while others are just getting by and being satisfied with that.

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How to Become More Influential No Matter Your Job Title

On The Job

If you sometimes feel powerless at work – even if you’re in a position of authority – you’re not alone. You may have tried pleading with others to cooperate, or even issued more than a few subtle threats.

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How to juggle multiple bosses without dropping the ball

Practically Perfect PA

Over the years I’ve had a number of roles that have required me to work for more than one boss. I’ve been Executive Assistant to the CFO, COO and Company Secretary. I’ve been PA to a Director and Administrative Manager for a whole department.

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Office Items That You Can Reuse or Recycle

Eco-Office Gals

Even office workers that have yet to embrace the ideals of green living are aware of the fact that recycling exists, especially if you’ve decided to set up bins around the office to remind them that there’s an alternative to throwing everything in the trash.

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6 Ways to Add Value to Your Organization & Advance Your Career

Eat Your Career

Over the past few months, I’ve talked about this concept at length in numerous webinars, speeches and presentations. Career Academy members are already familiar with this, as are those who have attended my live training programs.

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10 Ways to Enjoy a Day Off

Ian's Messy Desk

A couple of weeks ago was Canada Day. In three weeks time it will be Heritage Day in Alberta , a Provincial holiday which focuses on the many cultures that make up our population. We haven’t yet put together our plans for the weekend, but have a couple of ideas.

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How To Create A High Quality List

Office Organization Success

If you publish your ezine/newsletter through one of the emailing list services then you will also be provided with tracking stats for each issue. Are you happy with the open rate, or does it seem exceptionally low for each issue?

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Infographic: The Mind of an Entrepreneur

The Small Business Blog

It is often thought that the mind of an entrepreneur is wired slightly differently. It takes a strength of character and a unique perspective to start your own business and make a success of it. That’s why the infographic today is so interesting.

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Featured Soloist Krista Stryker: “I Nearly Tear Up From Happiness”

The Solopreneur Life

T his is “Featured Soloist,” a ongoing feature that gives all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs operate their small businesses. Krista Stryker. Today we meet Krista Stryker, who is based in San Francisco. If you would like to be the “Featured Soloist,” please send me an email.

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The Simple IKEA Charging Station

Simple Productivity Blog

Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. Reader Rachel asked for a picture of the IKEA charging station I mentioned in 8 Productivity Stations Every Home Should Have. Here is my simple charging station, with explanations of how I made it. Supplies: The Box and Extension Outlet.

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Make a not to do list

Clutter Coach

To do lists are a dime a dozen. I’ll bet you have a dozen hiding somewhere on your desk. They have important tasks on them, but are also liberally peppered with: things you don’t really have to do. things you keep saying you’ll do, but don’t.

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16 Habits That Are Killing Your Productivity and How to Fix Them

Dumb Little Man

We’ve never had more tools at our disposal to work more efficiently, and yet we’ve never been more distracted. We spend most days trapped in our inboxes and shuffling around our calendars, only to be left wondering where the day went.

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Why Lateral Moves Can be a Smart Career Strategy

On The Job

Does you career resemble one of those crazy paths in the children's game "Chutes and Ladders?" If so, you're not alone. No longer does a career have a straight upward trajectory, and that can be OK. Read this latest story I did for Gannett /USA Today to understand why.

2013 247

Social Media Do’s and Don’ts for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Do you think assistants should use social media for professional purposes? Now I think a lot of you might have guessed where I stand on this question?

Hot Summer WordPress Deals from Eco-Office Gals

Eco-Office Gals

Summer is heating up and the savings are sizzling at Eco-Office Gals! Don’t miss out on The Before, During and After Hot Summer WordPress Deals! The “Before”: Don’t have a WordPress site yet, but need one?

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5 Questions to Ask Before Recommending Someone for a Job

Eat Your Career

Your “stamp of approval” is precious. When you recommend someone for a job—whether a friend, family member, colleague or anyone else—your professional reputation is on the line. Your contacts trust you and you’re essentially asking them to transfer that trust to another person.

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