10+ Lessons Learned In My 10 Years with Office Dynamics International

Office Dynamics

I woke up this morning with the strange realization that this is my very last day with Office Dynamics International. I’d love to share these ten consistent messages that I’ve learned over and over during my time here at Office Dynamics working with the legend that is Joan Burge. It is so important to stop and celebrate yourself, your team, your manager, your company – when you hit a big goal or you accomplish something you’ve been working toward for some time.

2017 159

6 Great Lessons You Can Learn from Helen Keller

Dumb Little Man

She’s a great reminder that nothing is impossible and I believe that there are more lessons we can learn from her. Do you have a vision, goal, plan or a mission for your life? They have an internal picture of where they are going and they are fixated on their vision.

2019 249

How to Stop Wasting Time – Internal Factors

Ian's Messy Desk

These time-wasters fall into two types: internal, those things we generate and external, those things that come at us from outside. Learning to say “No” is a critical –yet difficult– skill needing to be mastered. Ken Blanchard offers three steps to saying no : Know what your goals and priorities are. There are many behaviours and practices that get in the way of our productivity.

Real World Advice for Reaching Your Goals [free webinar]

Office Dynamics

Are you struggling with reaching your goal? Or are you one of the 16% of assistants who don’t have a goal for themselves at all? We’re here to help you achieve your goals with this real-world advice on goal setting and goal getting with administrative expert, Joan Burge.

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Learn How to Manage Your Boss

Ian's Messy Desk

Both parties need to co-operate in order to fulfil requirements and achieve goals. Employees , consider your immediate supervisor as an important internal customers. The workplace requires you keep up-to-date about developments in your field and improve your work skills through ongoing learning. Learn instead to become a team player and to strike a good balance between work and family responsibilities.

2012 167

Make Your Resolutions/Goals from a Customer/Client Perspective.

Productive & Organized

Tweet I have often said that New Year's Resolutions don't work and that you really should make solid goals instead.    So let's talk about goals instead of resolutions.    There are a bunch of different ways to create your goals

2010 241

A Ballerina’s Story: How I Learned To Love My Body After Years Of Hating It

Dumb Little Man

Early in life, I learned to view my body as a sort of prison. Eyes firmly on the goal to curate my identity as professional ballerina, I adopted so many ways to control, shape, and demand from my body.

2016 208

25 Years Has Been Quite a Ride!

Office Dynamics

I have had to expand my thinking to meet client’s needs, participant expectations, and learn new methods and approaches to training. I have also met amazing, awesome, enthusiastic assistants who could never learn enough and wanted more. Welcome to June!

2015 227

Why telling people your goals is a fatal mistake

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

This is my obligatory "What I learned at Internet spring break" post blah blah blah. SXSW made me realize that almost everything we know about goal setting and communication is wrong. What about sharing goals to create expectations, social pressure and accountability?

2011 114

Featured Soloist Dr. Shannon Reece: “You Never Stop Learning”

The Solopreneur Life

Name of business and city: Reece International LLC ; Naples, Florida. Whether she is looking for a kitchen table operation, or a larger enterprise, my goal is to get her get from zero to launch in a niche that maximizes her unique gifts. And frankly, you never stop learning as you go.

2011 169

10 Lessons Office Professionals Can Learn from Phil Jackson

The Office Professionals Place

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 10 Lessons Office Professionals Can Learn from Phil Jackson Phil Jackson, current coach of the Los Angles Lakers, is revered as one of the greatest basketball coaches in history. In other words, learn from your mistakes. Set goals.

2010 163

10 Ways to Embrace Changes In Your Personal and Professional Life

Dumb Little Man

And as a result, achieving your goals becomes harder, too. Every time change occurs, you have an opportunity to grow and learn. Making these smaller changes can result in your bigger, desired changes or goals. Realize that the goals of making change are usually beneficial.

2019 184

Bioteams: Learning from Nature to improve Project Management


It is evident that not every process or methodology is applicable, but it is clear that technology will help to explore many more possibilities for teams optimization with work goals.

5 Powerhouse Strategies for Creating Administrative Peer Power

Office Dynamics

Learn simplification techniques from each other. Sometimes, it is just learning the basics about peers. Help them achieve their goals. When you help others achieve their goals, they win and the organization wins, which ultimately affects you!

2016 155

How Can Virtual Classrooms Enhance Homeschool Education?

Dumb Little Man

For many tutors and teachers, the use of a virtual classroom is one of the most effective ways to enhance the learning experience. This made the learning process more efficient. This makes the learning process more engaging, efficient and effective. Students and tutors log on to an online learning platform where they can interact with each other, share video and audio and take online courses. Engaging learning. In fact, they do well with digital learning tools.

2017 161

Did You Reach Your NaNoWriMo Goal?

Men With Pens

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 Did You Reach Your NaNoWriMo Goal? If simply finishing is your goal, then yeah, have a beer.

2009 43

Follow Your Bliss

Dumb Little Man

The best way to overcome those shortfalls is to learn from those who possess the traits we admire. The ability to let go of all those things you learned and see things as they truly are is a long and extremely difficult process. Change Goals HappinessDo you follow your bliss?

2016 277

How to Pursue Your Purpose and Overcome Your Limitations

Dumb Little Man

Most people around us have this internal feeling that they aren’t intelligent enough to pursue their purpose and succeed. Age is in the mind and to overcome your limitations, you have to learn how to let go of the age excuse. You have to learn to try something new at any point in your life. Goals How ToPurposeful living is the beginning of self-actualization. Defining your purpose that’s aligned with a burning desire is the key to success.

2018 156

A Beginner’s Guide To Personal Development

Dumb Little Man

Although it may take you away from your goal momentarily, it’s more likely to give you a successful result. Personal development highlights the importance of tuning yourself up mentally, and how that can help you achieve your goals faster. I never really learned how the mind works, and how I could utilize it to become successful. I knew it was possible to learn skills but believed it wouldn’t work for me because I was unlucky. Change Goals

2017 164

The Accelerated Assistant Webinar Replay and Conference for Assistants

Office Dynamics

We invite you to tune into the free replay of this webinar because an attendee you will learn: The 7 key areas we need to accelerate and what that really means. The Accelerated Assistant, a conference for assistants being hosted by Office Dynamics International in 2017. In our free webinar program, The Accelerated Assistant, we shared more about this year’s upcoming theme for our administrative assistant conference held every fall.

2017 139

How Work Experience Can Benefit a College Student

Dumb Little Man

This gives you a chance to learn about different cultures and widen your perspective of the world. Career Goals How ToCompeting in the job market is now a serious and daunting prospect. With more people going to college, it means more people are fighting for the same jobs.

2016 191

Do You Live By Guiding Principles for a Successful Life?

Office Dynamics

Goals: You are never too old to set goals and have dreams. Lifelong Learning: With all the changes taking place today, we have to be lifelong students. Don’t ever lose the desire to learn and grow. Our internal beliefs and values are the foundation of our life.

2016 147

Local SEO: The Truly Great Marketing Strategy

Andrea Kalli

Ultra-competitive international search terms can attract thousands of competitors, each as skilled and ruthless as the next.

2010 151

Whose meeting is it anyway?

Laughing all the Way to Work

My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style!

2010 130

Follow Your Bliss

Dumb Little Man

The best way to overcome those shortfalls is to learn from those who possess the traits we admire. The ability to let go of all those things you learned and see things as they truly are is a long and extremely difficult process. Change Goals HappinessDo you follow your bliss?

2016 145

End of Year Reflection and Celebration Webinar Replay

Office Dynamics

Learning Highlights. As an attendee, you’ll learn…. Strategies for setting meaningful goals for 2016 and what you can do now to improve your chances of success. How to set career goals. Goal setting for the new year.

2015 130

Live Your BIG & BOLD Life Free Webinar Replay

Office Dynamics

Join Joan Burge, CEO of Office Dynamics International, for an inspiring look at what it takes to live a BIG and bold life, even in today’s hectic world. Learning Highlights. Learn more about the BIG Life Mastermind and how to join the ‘Wait List.’

2015 175

What Highly Skilled Independent Workers Want

Small Business Labs

  Like PWC's Talent Exchange and Deloitte's Open Talent Community , the goal of GigNow is to help EY find and engage skilled independent workers - both for EY's internal use and for use on client projects. The opportunity the learn and build skills.

2018 198

Elite Women Around the World – Make a Difference

Make or Break Moments

This regional economic development trade summit is the brain child of Rita Singh from Miraj International.

2010 152

4 Crucial Business Development Lessons for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Dumb Little Man

While developing my agency, I made many mistakes and learned a myriad of lessons. I seemed to have clear, well-defined goals and a feasible, meticulously designed plan. The sooner one learns to make money work for them, the better their chances of accomplishing their financial goals.

2019 228

Full-time Freelance Writing Jobs | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

The Pros and Cons Written by Agent X - 30 Comments Here’s a great slam-dunk post for you from my respected friend and international copywriting authority, Dean Rieck of Direct Creative and Pro Copy Tips. It’s not all that bad once you learn how, but it’s not a job for wall flowers. He said to first figure out how much work you’ll need to put in to reach your income and client goals.

2010 53

How can Assistants achieve greater recognition at work?

Practically Perfect PA

Share knowledge with other PAs through internal and external networks. Establish industry-wide career development goals. What can PAs do to make sure they are getting the recognition at work that they deserve? How can Assistants achieve greater recognition at work?

2017 219

Conference for Administrative Assistants – How to Get Your Executive’s Approval

Office Dynamics

That in itself is a learning experience. You need to continually learn and grow. Learn what motivates your executive. Is your executive motivated by ROI (return on investment), the skills you will develop or you learning from an acclaimed expert in the field?

2019 232

8 College Courses That Will Make You Rich

Dumb Little Man

It’s one good reason why you try really hard to learn your lessons, study for your exams, and pass your classes with flying colors. A lot will depend on your outlook and your goals but know this: School doesn’t prepare you well for achieving wealth or becoming an entrepreneur.

2019 256

What Are You Thankful For?

The Office Professionals Place

The holidays are quickly approaching and this is the time of year when we reflect on our successes and goals and also begin thinking about what we can do to reach the next level the following year.

2009 130

Do You Really Need a Career Plan?

Eat Your Career

Isn’t the simple goal of staying gainfully employed a worthy aspiration? If you’re goal is just to “keep up,” you’ll ultimately fall behind. Some studies suggest the likelihood of fulfilling your goals increases by 50% or more when they’re committed to paper.

2017 130

9 Traits of a Great Leader

Dumb Little Man

To help you grow into the leader you are meant to be, here are 9 traits of a great leader you should learn to internalize and adopt. You should let them learn rather than watch their every move. Just make sure to learn the difference between motivating employees and babysitting them. If you want your company to operate like clockwork, then every member must learn to stand on one’s own two feet. Sets and Communicates Clear Objectives and Goals.

2017 159

Getting buy in from the boss

Practically Perfect PA

Be mindful of your end goal – you need to tie in your request for L&D to your current position and how it will prepare you and your boss for the future. Will you share your learning with other Assistants thus increasing the ROI? Internal & External Training.

2017 213

Day in the life: Diana Brandl, Senior EA at Mister Spex

Practically Perfect PA

Motivate…my colleagues every single day and bring the team together as we fight for common goals. You learn from failures, not from success. Never stop learning! I am a proud member of IMA (International Management Assistants) since 2006.

2017 190

Business Spotlight: How Cox Enterprises Successfully Promotes Sustainable Employee Behavior

Eco-Office Gals

As a result, Cox employees surpassed the initial goal of 10,000 and completed 13,837 actions. In 2012, we introduced the Chairman’s Cup – named for our Chairman Jim Kennedy – an internal recognition program that rewards locations for creating and implementing sustainable practices.

2017 207

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

Laughing all the Way to Work

My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 31 December, 2009 Office Confidential: Just for fun to start your New Year off with a laugh These are excerpts from a presentation I gave to my local International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) Chapter dinner meeting.

2009 100

Conference for Administrative Assistants and Executive Assistants – Opening Session

Office Dynamics

Being an admin means constantly growing and learning new technologies, new tools, new methodologies, and changing environments and demands. Joan Burge, CEO and founder of Office Dynamics International, took the stage. October 24, 2018.

2018 209

8 Ways To Nurture Your Child’s Self-Motivation

Dumb Little Man

But, with the right mindset and positive speaking, you can help your child develop great internal motivation. Firstly, they learn about personal responsibility. Letting your children try to accomplish something on their own will build up the internal courage to not only complete the present task but also to attempt more difficult ones. Instead of seeing just a finish line, your children will learn the skills necessary to improve and move toward their goals.

2017 165