International Women’s Day 2020 – A Message From Julie Reed

Office Dynamics

In a recent interview, I was asked, “What motivates you to be an Administrative Professional Trainer and Coach”? And therefore, I am writing today – International Women’s Day (IWD). Sunday, March 8.

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

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s Day in the life: Diana Brandl, Senior EA at Mister Spex, Founder and CEO of The Socialista Projects, Head of IMA Berlin and National Social Relations Officer, speaker, coach and mentor and all round superstar EA! Many members became close friends and mentors.

2017 190

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Interview with Rob Siefker of Zappos – Part 4 of 4

Service Untitled

This is the fourth and final part of my interview with Rob Siefker, the Director of the Customer Loyatly Team at Zappos. You can read part one of the interview here , part two here , and part three here. 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.

Great resources for assistants on Twitter

Practically Perfect PA

Emmawalkeruk: Business mentor and virtual assistant trainer. JuliePerrine: Founder of All Things Admin, mentor, professional speaker and leadership trainer. Susie_Castalia: International exec PA coach, trainer and speaker.

The Practically Perfect PA Advisory Panel

Practically Perfect PA

Lorraine is an Executive Assistant with almost 20 years’ experience working with high-achieving “24/7” senior executives in large, international companies. A former trainer, Lorraine’s role as an EA has grown into one of champion and mentor.

2017 156

3 Things to Remember When Turning Down a Job Offer

45 Things

When you get called back for a second interview, it can be pretty exciting. If you do an internal gut check, you realize you're not super excited about the job or the company. Oh, well, you think, just get that second interview because you're close to desperation to get a new job.

2019 61

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. Attendance to national or international conferences together or individually. By Dana Buchanan.

2018 174

AZVAs Podcast 4: Professionalism In and Outside of the Office

Loosely Speaking

Our interviews with Jeannine Clontz , VA Biz Coach (and this month’s episode sponsor) and Jennifer Holstad of A Byte in Time. You can be the subject of one of our interviews or sponsor an upcoming month of AZVAs newsletter & podcast? June 2010 Podcast Program Notes.

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The Practically Perfect PA Advisory Panel

Practically Perfect PA

Lorraine is an Executive Assistant with almost 20 years’ experience working with high-achieving “24/7” senior executives in large, international companies. A former trainer, Lorraine’s role as an EA has grown into one of champion and mentor.

2017 130

Invest in Interpersonal Skills Development is Important but Few Plan to Invest in Them

Office Dynamics

It was conducted by an independent research firm and is based on interviews with more than 2,100 CFOs from a stratified random sample of companies in more than 20 of the largest U.S. Survey: Few CFOs Plan to Invest in Interpersonal Skills Development for Their Teams. MENLO PARK, Calif.,

2013 189

Why feeling like an impostor is good for you

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

These findings were subsequently confirmed in interviews conducted by Susan Pinker. In conversations with clients, I often describe it as an internal drill sergeant or as the character Pai Mei from the Tarantino film Kill Bill. This mentoring manifests in constant testing and insulting.

2013 111

Need a Shove?

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Monday, June 29, 2009 Need a Shove? As this story show, mentoring may be just what we need: Sometimes in our careers we need a kick in the pants.

2009 52

Business Success Lessons I've Learned (Part 2)

Virtual Moxie

I find that 98% of the time, if I've interviewed well, listened to my intuition about who should join my team, given that. instantly smack yourself on the forehead and internally ask, "What in. She told me of a mentor who used to say that if he worked on a problem and couldn't figure it out in ten minutes or less, he gave it to someone more qualified. Last week, I sat down to create a list of some of the business lessons I've learned in my 15 years in business for myself.

2012 175

Career Blogging: A new way of marketing yourself

Laughing all the Way to Work

Blogging your way into a new career I was recently on a job interview and when I was getting ready to prepare for the interview, other than checking the company's website for information on who I would be working for, I didn't really have to prepare because as I told them in the interview, I felt I had been preparing for the last year with all my blogging. This August will be my one-year anniversary of starting my blog. It is hard to believe it has been a year already.

2008 100

Getting your foot in the door.

Laughing all the Way to Work

If a more experienced assistant comes alongside you and provides mentoring - dont refuse it. Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat. Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

2009 130

Could That Promotion Be a Career-Killer?

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Thursday, August 26, 2010 Could That Promotion Be a Career-Killer? What other advice would you offer about accepting an internal promotion?

We are what we think.let’s start thinking “Important!”

Laughing all the Way to Work

I am a member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) and each time I meet with this group of professionals I come away appreciating more and more how much each of us knows and how qualified we are in our careers. I interviewed a friend of mine for her expertise in minute taking and it has been one of my most popular posts. I would love to interview others who feel they have a message, but do not want to be the writer.

2008 100

77 Things I Did In 2010

Brilliantly Better

Had to mentor projects and give advice to the attendees, evaluate the pitches and pick a winner. From the selection phase, going through the interview and negotiation phases, all seemed incredibly familiar. This is a brand new local event (local in respect to the fact that it takes place in Romania, but its audience is international) which aims to match online entrepreneurs with investors. That post soon became so popular that it attracted an entire interview based on it.

2010 80

Leadership Assessments – Do 360 Degree Feedbacks Work?

Small Business CEO

360° feedback can also be in the form of one-on-one interviews that a third party conducts with each rater in person or by phone. For example, if the leader is primarily focusing on increasing his or her international effectiveness, receiving rater feedback in this area is probably not the most effective assessment to use for determining how globally savvy the leader is. Does 360° feedback really work?

2011 72

10 gifts to give your career

45 Things

Know how national or international events may impact your business, and what you’re doing to prepare. Find a mentor. Or, you can ask a professional organization about helping you find a mentor who can help guide you through some career issues.

Gifts 52

It's Time for Managers to Get Weird

45 Things

I once interviewed a restaurant manager who needed to make sure employees were cleaning the place thoroughly, but knew that constant nagging would not help. So, why not devise internal company games that get employees to solve crosswords or anagrams or puzzles that have to do with company products or history? Put mentors in reverse: It’s not only the older employees who have something to teach younger employees. I feel for managers these days, I really do.

2009 40

Did You Reach Your NaNoWriMo Goal?

Men With Pens

What I think (personally) isn’t too smart is the people who rip themselves up to SHREDS, emotionally, internally and thoroughly trying to hit that stupid 50k marker without any clue why. Guest Post: Writing Mentor and Character Champion Bill Johnson Reply Kenji Crosland ( @KenjiCrosland ) November 27, 2009 at 12:55 pm @ James This is why I’ve spent November doing work that was much closer to actually making money than writing a bad novel.

2009 43

Will This Tough Job Market Change Generation Y?

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Tuesday, December 1, 2009 Will This Tough Job Market Change Generation Y? Bret, I interviewed Prof.

2009 52