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

Office Dynamics

And therefore, I am writing today – International Women’s Day (IWD). Observed annually on March 8 since 1911, International Women’s Day is a day put aside to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness, and take action. Sunday, March 8.

2020 159

A business case outline for an internal PA network

Practically Perfect PA

An internal network will help us to build stronger relationships and enable better teamwork, communication and easier delegation and reciprocation of help. This would also help with their induction process and ideally a ‘buddy cover’ or mentor could be assigned.

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We have to raise each other up

Practically Perfect PA

Happy International Women’s Day you AMAZING readers. Editor's notes Featured Mentoring admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

2018 201

5 Powerhouse Strategies for Creating Administrative Peer Power

Office Dynamics

Sharing expertise, mentoring and offering to cover for your colleague during their vacation or for a medical emergency, are all great contributors to peer synergy. Coming together is better than fighting for your own agenda.

2016 189

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 192

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.

Lots of new speakers added to the Virtual Summit

Practically Perfect PA

Amanda Johnson of VACT Limited, is a Virtual Assistant Coach, Trainer and Mentor offering a variety of courses and workshops, both free and paid to help both aspiring, new and experienced Virtual Assistants to launch, create and grow their own successful VA business.

2017 173

This is How to Have a Happy Career

On The Job

While this may sound ridiculous, only you can make an internal assessment of the situation and know a) that you're prone to drama and you could be making this situation much worse than it really is or b) you tend to avoid your feelings, and your career is about to go off a cliff.

2018 141

5 Ways to Stop Millennials From Killing the Workplace

Dumb Little Man

What does it mean when Teach for America gets more applications than Princeton while Goldman Sachs struggles to hire enough interns out of elite colleges? As a manager, you need to be that mentor that guides them along the path to career success, not just success in the current role.

2018 266

Branching out – moving on from being an EA

Practically Perfect PA

My first true events project was for an internal communications conference and summer party for 200 people. In my time in my first event manager’s role I went from doing small internal parties to leading UK wide celebration events and external briefings with industry partners to audiences in excess of 1,200. Get a mentor.

2017 163

Career development for Assistants: 5 common problems and how to solve them

Practically Perfect PA

Explore whether your organisation has a mentoring programme or a buddy system of some kind, that could give you exposure to different roles while you are a PA. See also if internal and external PA networks have evening seminars and other networking opportunities available.

2017 201

Your Administrative Assistant Is Your Greatest Asset

Office Dynamics

Be a mentor. You can help by mentoring on a regular basis. Authored by Joan Burge, Founder & CEO, Office Dynamics International. Your assistant is your greatest asset, or will be after you read this. In today’s fast-paced corporate world, many managers rely on the newest technology to help their company grow.

2018 159

Finland’s Urpo Ylönen: The Goalie Coach Who Found a Niche on the Ice

The Solopreneur Life

If you connect the dots…one man’s work has changed the balance of power in international hockey. Related posts: Solopreneurs, Who’s Your Mentor? T he Niche: Teaching young hockey players in Finland how to be goaltenders.

2014 170

3 Things to Remember When Turning Down a Job Offer

On The Job

If you do an internal gut check, you realize you're not super excited about the job or the company. This is a good time to make a list of the pros and cons and speak with trusted mentors or family. When you get called back for a second interview, it can be pretty exciting.

2019 153

Need a Shove?

On The Job

But recently I did a story on mentors -- how they can help your career not only when you have a job, but especially when things arent going so hot. As this story show, mentoring may be just what we need: Sometimes in our careers we need a kick in the pants. Both turned to mentors.

2009 130

7 Ways to Make the Most of an Internship

On The Job

By now, many college interns have started their summer gigs. Unfortunately, many interns, bored with the mundane tasks they've been assigned or disillusioned that higher-ups consider them too young and inexperienced, begin to lose that optimism around Week 2.

2012 261

How a 22-year-old Can Help Your Career

On The Job

It's not so much that older workers need mentoring, but that they need that fresh outlook that comes from younger workers. I'll admit I'm not 22 any more, but neither am I so old that I don't know about Yik Yak.

2016 164

A day in the life: Alison Boler, ITV

Practically Perfect PA

I give PA support to each boss including diary management, booking international travel, preparing contracts, documents and papers. I also manage and mentor our team’s Apprentice, who is an invaluable help for various admin tasks. What are the main aspects of your role?

2014 261

3 Feisty Questions For Your Start Up Adviser

The Small Business Blog

World Book Week and International Women’s Day and what the heck is the use of having the inept Tony Robinson OBE as your agent? Django Unchained. What a week it’s been.

2013 225

Do You Feel Like an Imposter?

On The Job

She suffered internally from the constant churn of doubts and a feeling that her success would come crashing down unless she worked all the time. I want women who are highly successful to know they''re not the only one who have those feelings going on internally," Roche says. "I

2013 185

10 Must Follow Admin Resources On Twitter

Office Dynamics

IAAP International Association of Administrative Professionals – The largest association for administrative professionals. Twitter was founded March 21, 2006. Many of the early adopters have years of tweets and relationships built on this communication platform.

The Future of the Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

By Joan Burge, Founder and CEO, Office Dynamics International. Cross-training, Mentoring – Open your heart and be a mentor to others. Virtual Support – executives travel internationally and support is virtual.

2015 258

5 Olympic Training Secrets That Will Make It Impossible For Your Competitors To Keep Up With You

Dumb Little Man

All Olympic athletes work with expert coaches and mentors who provide them with feedback and guidance on their training. See Also: 7 Reasons successful people have mentors and you should too. Olympic athletes inspire and awe us. They are the greatest athletes in the world.

2016 207

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 164

Goodwill Offers Blue-Collar Workers a Way to Network

On The Job

Brad Turner-Little, the international director of mission strategy for Goodwill Industries, says the organization that has been helping people find jobs since 1902 knew it had to reach a segment of job seekers finding it difficult to find mentors and networking that fit their needs.

2013 164

Have You Reached A Career Plateau? How to Regain Control

Office Dynamics

If inexperience is holding you back, approach someone whose work you admire and ask him/her to mentor you. Mentor someone else, and you’ll find it’s also good for you. Author: Shelagh Donnelly. Have you paused lately to assess where your career is going?

2016 161

8 mental steps to self-motivation

Ian's Messy Desk

It is not what happens to you, but how you respond internally to what happens to you. Share your experience, by being a mentor, not through arrogance. To be a success you need to know how to motivate yourself. You have to keep your spirits high no matter how discouraging a situation is. It’s the best way to overcome difficulties. If you are discouraged in difficult times, you will lose the battle before it starts. How do you motivate yourself?

2012 187

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 195

3 Tips to Organize Your Executive & Team Members

Office Dynamics

2016 Julie Perrine International, LLC. Julie Perrine, CAP-OM, is the founder and CEO of All Things Admin, providing training, mentoring and resources for administrative professionals worldwide. 3 Tips for Organizing Your Executive & Team Members.

2016 192

Employer adds yoga, dance and fun to retain workers

On The Job

One of the things we encourage is that we''re all equal here," which means a senior leader may be on the floor twisting and turning on a yoga mat right next to an intern, she says. "We But she says that leadership also is serious about coaching and mentoring staff.

2013 244

Happy Administrative Professionals Week

Office Dynamics

Is it time to find a mentor? Please know that if we at Office Dynamics International can be of any assistance, we’re here and ready to help. Founder and CEO, Office Dynamics International, Inc Dear friends and colleagues, Please allow me to be one of the first to wish you a Happy Administrative Professionals Week!

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

Dumb Little Man

Having a mentor or guide to help you course through the troubled times of choosing the right career for yourself is imperative. Interning all the way. Your best bet would be to do that as an intern. “Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.”. – Katharine Whitehorn (British journalist). A quirky take on careers, the famed journalist was not too far from the truth when she remarked about the importance of loving what you do for a living.

2018 140

How to Master The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers

Office Dynamics

Establish positive working relationships with other internal administrative support staff as they are vital when additional help is needed. Stacy Leitner has been both nationally and internationally recognized in her roles as an executive assistant and college educator.

2016 202

Communication Skills That Have Impact…Choose The Right Medium

Office Dynamics

Mentor? Internal correspondence. In the 21 st century, we have so many ways to communicate. Is each communication medium interchangeable? Should you use whichever one is fastest or most convenient for you? Does it make any difference whether you IM or phone someone?

2014 224

Punctuation Quiz #15: Parenthetical Words and Phrases

Daily Writing Tips

Older students model good behavior, and through continual peer mentoring, develop their teaching skills and solidify their own knowledge. “By many accounts” is parenthetical and is the only element of the sentence to require internal punctuation.

2017 79

7 Stupid Mistakes Most People Make When Trying to Follow Their Passion

Dumb Little Man

I made most of them and figured out what stands in the way of most people living the life they desire is their own internal fear and mind ghosts. This doesn't mean that you have to be psychic or a superhero; it just means that you trust your own internal signals more.

2011 286

AZVAs Podcast 4: Professionalism In and Outside of the Office

Loosely Speaking

After co-authoring the successful book, Entrepreneurial Freedom: How to Start & Grow a Profitable Virtual Assistance Practice , Clontz began focusing on mentoring VAs. June 2010 Podcast Program Notes. To listen, scroll to the bottom of this post.

2010 141

Featured Soloist Derek Peterson: “Always Work to Fill the Glass”

The Solopreneur Life

Name of solopreneur: Derek Peterson, International Child/Youth Advocate. Find, make, and deepen connections with mentors/advisors.

2012 192

Administrative Assistant Conference Speaker Pam Cradic

Office Dynamics

currently implementing a program to Humana associates which provides structured social learning, peer coaching and knowledge sharing through online mentoring. Her experience in building a business case for this formal mentoring program provides an excellent story for her to share as she believes knowledge sharing keeps associates engaged and motivated to bring their “A” game to work every day. Welcome to our Speaker Series!

2012 100


Office Dynamics

Meanwhile, the Office Dynamics team including Joan Burge and the conference’s featured expert presenters like Julie Perrine, Chrissy Scivique and Lucy Brazier flowed through the space, helping connect people with industry peers and mentors, sharing stories and smiles.

2014 214

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

Office Dynamics

CFOs also were asked, " Which of the following types of skills training are you likely to invest in for your internal accounting and finance staff in the next two years? Survey: Few CFOs Plan to Invest in Interpersonal Skills Development for Their Teams. MENLO PARK, Calif.,

2013 212

The Skills You Need to be Great Boss

On The Job

You'll need to work to position yourself to be thought of a potential boss, says Daryl Pigat , branch manager for Robert Half International. He also suggests it's a good idea to find a more senior manager to serve as a mentor or to lead a project at work.

Skills 228

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