How To Find Your Mentor

Productivity Bits

Whatever stage you are in your career, you need a mentor. A mentor brings out the best in you. You might be the king of experts in your company but you still need a mentor. A mentor does not only bring out the best in you, he or she also does keep your ego in check so you don’t go out of bounds. How does a Mentor differ from a Teacher? Simply put, a Teacher is a “push&# , a Mentor is a “pull&#. How do you find your mentor?

Is Mentoring Just a Memory?

Daily Writing Tips

Once upon a time, a writer was created in a complex process of teaching and mentoring. Salaried and freelance mentors are still out there. Writing groups, whether they already exist or you start your own, still provide a collaborative environment in which you can hone your skills.

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Multigenerational Communication & Cross-mentorship

Office Dynamics

There are a variety of ways administrative professionals and the companies they work for can support multigenerational communication and cross-mentoring. Encourage and seek program training from in-house IT employees as a team or individually. By Dana Buchanan.

2018 174

The Future of the Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

Training budgets were ample; opportunity for advancement sparkled like diamonds for the taking. Administrators handled many tasks, and had backups, cross training, and team-shared projects. Cross-training, Mentoring – Open your heart and be a mentor to others.

2015 244

Take Your Seat … At The Executive Table

Office Dynamics

With new technologies (apps, devices, office environments) and globalization, restructuring, downsizing and flattening of top heavy organizations, as administrative professionals, if we are not careful, we could literally get run-over!

2015 215

How to Use Downtime at Work Productively

Eat Your Career

Catch up on all of that training you’ve wanted to do, but haven’t had the time for. FYI, you can access replays of ALL of the training webinars I’ve hosted for the past two years in the Career Success Library.

2019 202

Choosing Excellence Every Day

Office Dynamics

If you have a mentoring relationship, share this weekly review by email: this allows you to stay in touch and get feedback without placing a burden on your mentoring partner by requiring their attention “right now.”. Once you have gotten into the above habits, it’s important to start scheduling time for a deeper dive into your professional development plan, as well as for extended training sessions.

2017 157

3 Life Lessons Learned from Working in a Startup

Dumb Little Man

And if you don’t train your mind to practice positivity and calmness, it will soon affect the entire environment and trickle down to all the people who are part of the startup. Being in a startup is like being in a rocky boat with a storm coming your way!

2020 165

Social Learning as a Way to Foster Productivity in the Workplace

Dumb Little Man

In fact, one of the best forms of learning is when people are in a social environment. This can help businesses to get training, which can eventually impact the process of introducing better tools and resources for the company.

2020 224

Executive Perspective of the Administrative Role

Office Dynamics

You must have mutual trust, mutual respect, two-way communications, co-motivators, co-team player, co-positive work environment, co-enthusiastic environment to mention a few.". Ken is my number one mentor -- not only in my professional life, but my personal life as well. Admin Assistant Training Executive Blog Mgr/Asst TeamIn case you have not read the past few Blogs, I had interviewed two great people this year.

2009 128

Find Your Call: The Best Tips on How to Select the Right Career

Dumb Little Man

You should be training to become a pastry chef, or better still, a digital entrepreneur offering online tutorials on decorating cakes! Plenty of other factors such as a rewarding work environment, the future of the industry that you choose, and your co-workers will also create the holistic outlook that you have towards your job at the end of the day. However, that is not to say that the only skills you have trained to acquire count.

2018 137

Let the Teacher Teach

Office Dynamics

You may be done with high school or college, but you have plenty of opportunities for learning through seminars, workshops, in-house training, and conferences. I have been in the training and professional speaking business for almost 20 years. Seek mentors and teachers within your department and in your building. If you attend a workshop, training, or meeting this week, don't cheat others out of learning because you are bored or uninterested. March 8, 2010.

2010 100

Let the Teacher Teach

Office Dynamics

You may be done with high school or college, but you have plenty of opportunities for learning through seminars, workshops, in-house training, and conferences. I have been in the training and professional speaking business for almost 20 years. Seek mentors and teachers within your department and in your building. If you attend a workshop, training, or meeting this week, don't cheat others out of learning because you are bored or uninterested. March 8, 2010.

2010 100

Executive Perspective of the Administrative Role

Office Dynamics

You must have mutual trust, mutual respect, two-way communications, co-motivators, co-team player, co-positive work environment, co-enthusiastic environment to mention a few.". Ken is my number one mentor -- not only in my professional life, but my personal life as well. Tags: Admin Assistant Training Executive Blog Mgr/Asst Team In case you have not read the past few Blogs, I had interviewed two great people this year.

2009 100

Product/Program Promotion Problems and Profits -- Launching Lessons Learned Expert Interview

Productive & Organized

You have a strategy and training and you've done all of your warm ups.  The free training (a 4-part series of videos) was well done and well focused on a real problem that the audience, small business owners, were experiencing every day.

2012 212

3 Theories To Help You Find The Meaning Behind Your Dreams

Dumb Little Man

However, he didn’t agree with his mentor that all dreams are of sexual nature. Hobson described the dreaming brain as a simulation machine that seeks to predict its waking environment. No training is required to decipher dreams , because they aren’t encrypted at all , as they were once believed. Dreaming is considered as a different, unique, and very complex process of thoughts.

2017 155

Career Decisions

Office Dynamics

Can I handle the demands, i.e., time, training? Other people love their work but dislike the environment. Become a mentor to a new employee. Cross-train. Happy Monday! Throughout your career, you will have to make decisions. Decisions about whether to take a promotion, move to a more interesting but lateral position, move to a new location, start a new career or take a position in a new geographic location within the same company.

2013 101

Experience vs. a university degree part two

Practically Perfect PA

Obtaining funds from work to complete training in the current environment is difficult. Yes, Outlook Training and Training in Supporting a University Committee. I hold a secretarial certificate and have completed numerous training programmes and other courses.

2014 196

A Conversation with Joan

Office Dynamics

Over the past 20 years, I have attended several conferences ranging in topics from fiction writing to motivational to professional training and even a full weekend trying to become a more educated outdoor woman. A: Believe it or not, most of my mentoring came from executives; not peers.

2018 182

Five Obfuscating Business Verbs

Daily Writing Tips

One meaning of to onboard is “to train new employees.” Most of the time, the expression seems to refer to employee training, but it is also used with the meaning “to recruit supporters.”

2015 112

Could telecommuting be a career mistake?

45 Things

At the same time, this difficult job environment may mean that you have to work even harder and smarter if youre not in the office everyday. It's also important to invest in yourself, and attend seminars and/or training outside your home office.

Reward and Recognition within the Assistant Industry

Practically Perfect PA

We know what is happening before it happens; we are able to solve problems and create a calm environment. We don’t carry much cost – particularly when it comes to training us up.

2015 255

Interview with Rob Siefker of Zappos – Part 3 of 4

Service Untitled

I mean every type of situation where we could possibly be interacting with the customer, we take the barriers away from them being able to do their job and provide as much of a trusting environment as possible. We have to put that in their hand and we want to you know – I go more on the whole thing of you know trust someone until they proved themselves that they can’t be trusted and then just to put them in an environment where you immediately, it restrict them from being themselves.

How to Trim the Learning Curve for New Workers

45 Things

It’s often been said that it can take a new employee from six months to a year to really become effective in an organization, but in today’s fast-paced environment that’s like saying it’s OK to still use dial-up.

2014 69

5 Ways To Combat Stress At Work

Productivity Bits

Organize Your Work Environment. If your company does not provide in-house training program, you can ask them to sponsor you to go to an outside training facility. One way to get help in this kind of situation is to find your mentor. Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r. S tress is a silent killer. It is anti-productivity.

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The Admin’s Guide to Organizing Digital Files

Office Dynamics

With your digital filing cabinet setup and your files sorted into their rightful places, here are a few additional tips to help you maintain this organized environment moving forward. The Admin’s Guide to Organizing Digital Files By Julie Perrine.

Filing 162

The Role of a Writing Coach

Daily Writing Tips

A writing coach helps elicit the writer’s experience and expertise, guides the writer to develop a creative, productive spatial and temporal environment, and trains the writer to craft effective prose. A writing coach is a mentor.

2013 107

Interview with Rob Siefker of Zappos – Part 4 of 4

Service Untitled

Constantly you should be having interactions and it should just be a never–ending process of learning and growing and getting better and building relationships and having interactions, and that’s the type of environment we want to promote. They’re still mentors. And we have internal up-training and there’s so much you know, things change here all the time so they’re constantly having to absorb information.

Building Your Network

Ian's Messy Desk

You want to meet people who can be friends, guides and mentors. You could also ask, “Can you recommend a particular book, tape, or training program that would help me move along more rapidly in my career?&#

Are You -- Or Someone You Know -- a "Perfect" Pain?

On The Job

And, perfectionists often are dangerous : Putting them in environments such as the cockpit of a jet fighter or a nuclear power plant may not be the best idea since they don't want to immediately report any mistakes they make -- and failing to report errors and then make adjustments right away can pose a risk to others. But soliciting opinions from mentors or fair-minded colleagues can help perfectionists learn that feedback is beneficial and will help them improve.

2008 130

Executive Assistant Hit a Brick Wall

Office Dynamics

Create new processes or methods; take on a new project that will challenge you; take a task off your leader's plate; mentor other admins; make a monthly report more visually interesting and so on. It could be you just need an entirely new environment. Train other assistants in your organization--we have plenty of materials you can use. Adrienne writes: "I have been an Admin/Executive Assistant for 14+ years. I am 42 and feel like I have hit a wall with what I am doing.".

2009 116

106 Thoughts on Overcoming Overwhelm in a Freaked-Out World

Productive & Organized

Thanks to Peter Coombs of FRONTLINE Training & Consulting 8. For bigger changes, enlist a mentor or professional coach to help you stay on track. Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O! Archive Network with Steph Is This You?

2010 285

5 Ways to Attract Generation Y to Your Workplace

The Small Business Blog

This will not only attract them to your company, but also keep them there longer than if they did not receive proper training. Be their mentor. When asked about their ideal work environment, Millennials #1 request was working with a manager they can respect and learn from. Statistics show that Generation Y (born 1977-1997, also known as “Millennials”) has different expectations and values for their workplace than previous generations.

2010 149

Executive Assistant Hit a Brick Wall

Office Dynamics

Create new processes or methods; take on a new project that will challenge you; take a task off your leader's plate; mentor other admins; make a monthly report more visually interesting and so on. It could be you just need an entirely new environment. Train other assistants in your organization--we have plenty of materials you can use. Adrienne writes: "I have been an Admin/Executive Assistant for 14+ years. I am 42 and feel like I have hit a wall with what I am doing.".

2009 100

Getting your foot in the door.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Many times the administrative assistant position is a good way into an organization and what a great training ground to know an organizations inner workings than in this profession. I think many university students are seeing the value in having this kind of training.

2009 130

Feelings mixed about recent college hires

45 Things

The tension has grown as young workers enter a labor force where employers are closely watching costs, including those for recruitment and training. “I’ve " Of course, along with that training went the importance of being on time, dress, consistency, etc.

2009 60

Three Ways to Start a Revolution | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

Our parents, our mentors, our employers talked with us. Games and virtual environments (difficult to create as a learning tool). If the objective is training in a specific subject, some of these would work better than others. Is the goal training? Training is something a lot of people can easily see spending money on, because there’s such a definite return. It’s not in a crazy niche like Train Your Cat To Use A Toilet And Talk, either.

2010 49

Free Blog Posts | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

are our mentors, as well as the discussion leaders. 28,759 On-target web design and copywriting to help you hit the bulls-eye of success Home How-to Books Our Services Portfolio FAQs About Us Archives Contact Us Better Blogging Guest Posting Better Books Better Business Better Design Drive-by-Shooting Sundays Better Writing 7 Deadly Fears of Writing Fiction Writing How To Write Website Content The Way of Writing Way Off Topic Announcements Are Bloggers Creating Their Own Sweatshop?

2009 56