Why Your Career Needs Reverse Mentoring

On The Job

That’s why more employers are starting to explore reverse mentoring. So Garrow, 51, began participating in the employer’s reciprocal mentoring program.

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?

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Is Mentoring Just a Memory?

Daily Writing Tips

Once upon a time, a writer was created in a complex process of teaching and mentoring. But as is true of any skill set, it is still possible to make the journey from apprentice to master. Salaried and freelance mentors are still out there.

Communication Skills That Have Impact…Choose The Right Medium

Office Dynamics

How are your communication skills? Mentor? Bonus, Human Moments are a great way to demonstrate and practice your face-to-face communication skills! The post Communication Skills That Have Impact…Choose The Right Medium appeared first on Office Dynamics.

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At Your Side: Mentoring in the Workplace

Laughing all the Way to Work

We called this “at your side” training. I recently met a former co-worker for lunch and she described the way the assistants are trained in her office. She said that new assistants are mentored for the first year of their working career. They work initially as an assistant-in-training and report to a senior assistant for mentoring and help with anything that comes up on the job. In that sense I am mentoring via the blog.

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

Dumb Little Man

Below are 5 scientifically proven Olympic training secrets you can use to become twice as productive as your competition. In addition, you need to identify the actual skills needed to excel at your work and make efforts to constantly stretch your current skill levels.

2016 207

The Skills You Need to be Great Boss

On The Job

But even if your company doesn't have a formal training program, that doesn't mean you should just rely on the powers that be to recognize your potential managerial greatness. 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.

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Why You Need to Grab for Training Opportunities at Work

On The Job

When your boss offers you more training, your immediate response may be to decline. More training? One of the more frustrating messages in this poor economy has been employers' contention that they have job openings but the skilled labor needed to fill them isn't available.

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

Office Dynamics

Survey: Few CFOs Plan to Invest in Interpersonal Skills Development for Their Teams. June 19, 2013 / PRNewswire / -- Executives say it takes strong soft skills to move up the corporate ladder, but few firms provide training in this area, a new Accountemps survey finds.

2013 192

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. Demonstrate your leadership skills.

2015 248

On Trains, Goats, Eagles, Social Media, and Not Jumpin' on the Crazy

Virtual Moxie

I’m now finding that prospective clients are expecting VAs to be experts in marketing (specifically social media) and techie skills (i.e. I’m working on improving my skills in these areas, but it does leave me a bit concerned about “being left in the dust” when it comes to my techie skills. Learning skills that you know aren’t a good use of your time and talents and that don’t lead to work that lets you be happy is a sucker’s game.

5 Powerhouse Strategies for Creating Administrative Peer Power

Office Dynamics

Working together can mean cross-training for out-of-office coverage and expansion of what the team together can accomplish that one person alone cannot do. Coming together is better than fighting for your own agenda.

2016 170

Take Your Seat … At The Executive Table

Office Dynamics

What are the new skills admired and soon to be required of administrative professionals: Digital Savvy: learning semi-tech and self-publishing skills. This might involve making yourself visible or mentoring with others who are already subject matter experts.

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Strategies for Advancing Your Career in Administrative Services

Office Dynamics

If you’re still struggling with time management, organization, professional presence, and communication, focus on amplifying your skills in these key areas. These kinds of leadership skills are only gained through practice and yet, they’re essential for advancement. Mentor Newbies. Mentoring shows you are team-oriented and not afraid of helping other people shine. Designed by Freepik.

2017 157

From Executive Assistant to CEO

ProAssisting Blog

She has held many different positions throughout her 30 years working for the company but what is particularly interesting to us here at ProAssisting is how Ursula was mentored in the executive assistant position by her two different bosses.

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How to Master The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers

Office Dynamics

Stacy is a sought after mentor, consultant, trainer, and writer. The article, Juggling: The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers by Stacy Leitner was originally posted at AGreatDaysWork.com. This article has been shared by permission from the author. .

2016 191

Peer Synergy: 5 Powerhouse Strategies For Creating Administrative Peer Power

Office Dynamics

Working together can mean cross-training for out-of-office coverage and expansion of what the team together can accomplish that one person alone cannot do. Coming together is better than fighting for your own agenda.

2015 176

How to go from a PA to a VA

Practically Perfect PA

Finally, get yourself a mentor or join a VA training course – don’t try and go it alone. You already have most of the skills needed, to become a Virtual Assistant, but there’s the business side to consider too – and this can be can be stressful and time-consuming.

2017 194

Choosing Excellence Every Day

Office Dynamics

I absolutely loved Joan Burge’s article, Core Admin Skills Always Need Improving ! The principle she discussed of renewing and improving core skills is closely related to what Steven Covey calls “Sharpening the Saw”: the deliberate improvement of our tools to help us become more effective. Before you can master any skill or role, you must have a holistic vision what it encompasses and entails.

2017 160

Why e-Mail Isn’t Always Your Best Option

Office Dynamics

Mentor? Admin Assistant Training Assistant Training Communication Skills Etiquette Self Development Technology e-mail effective communication finding the best way to communicate getting your message across at work managing your executive's email white elephant called e-mail

2015 202

Secrets Revealed

Office Dynamics

Also, organizations need the more seasoned employees to mentor newer employees. Admin Assistant Training Career Management Communication Skills Interpersonal Skills Self DevelopmentEvery person has secrets. They may be secrets about their families, health, money, business, fears, or successes. Some things should be kept secret or within a very small group. But there are other secrets that we should be sharing with others.

2017 120

Bridge the Generational Communication Gap

Office Dynamics

Talk to them as a friend/mentor. Admin Assistant Training Communication Skills Motivators Self Development administrative assistant baby boomers communication gap communication skills gen-xers generational communication Joan Burge millenials Monday Motivators nexters veterans world class assistantWe can bridge the generational communication gap between Gen-Xers, Nexters, Baby Boomers and Veterans. We just have to understand and appreciate the uniqueness of each.

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Office Dynamics

The training, speaking, coaching and writing Joan devotes herself to, as well as this conference itself, is how she achieves those goals. The final closing was emotional, as peers and mentors hugged and exchanged contact information.

2014 130

Personal Growth Is Your Responsibility

Office Dynamics

This may mean attending training programs to increase your skills. Very often your companies will pay for these courses if your employer sees the benefit to the company for you to have the training. Having a mentor will help an assistant develop skills.

2015 200

10 Must Follow Admin Resources On Twitter

Office Dynamics

I love this resource for keeping my skills updated and continued learning. Twitter was founded March 21, 2006. Many of the early adopters have years of tweets and relationships built on this communication platform.

3 Tips to Organize Your Executive & Team Members

Office Dynamics

Julie Perrine, CAP-OM, is the founder and CEO of All Things Admin, providing training, mentoring and resources for administrative professionals worldwide. Related Posts: Organization Skills for Administrative Assistants (Video).

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3 Tips for Organizing Your Executive & Team Members

Office Dynamics

She is the founder and CEO of All Things Admin , a company dedicated to developing and providing breakthrough products, training, mentoring, and resources for administrative professionals worldwide. By Julie Perrine. You can’t make others work the way you work.

2016 180

5 Ways To Amplify Your Personal Brand

Office Dynamics

No one has your unique set of skills, gifts and ideas. Mentor someone in the company. Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Day Career Management Interpersonal Skills Networking Professional Image Self Development Uncategorized“In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure. In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible.” ~ Seth Godin. It’s no secret the world has changed. You are doing more with less.

2017 145

8 Reasons Why You Should Work for a Tough Boss

ProAssisting Blog

Once you become trusted, these bosses can turn into mentors who will teach you what they know which then opens up career options for you down the road. Home Blog About Us Who we are About the Program Program Specifics Execs, HR Depts.

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How to Be a Better Communicator At Work Part 1

Office Dynamics

Leverage communication skills for business success. I thought I would start 2017 by focusing on one of the most vital business skills – communication. While everyone must competently use today’s information technology tools, too many of us are ignoring the proven importance and effectiveness of interpersonal communication skills. Mentor? Be a better communicator at work. We can never know enough about effective ways to communicate.

2017 112

Break Through a Career Plateau and Climb to the Stars!

Office Dynamics

The reason is when advancing your career, the skills you’ve demonstrated are often more important than the title you’ve held. Doing higher-level, more complicated work will expand your skill set and earn you kudos and new opportunities in the process. Seek new education or training.

2015 195

Multigenerational Communication & Cross-mentorship

Office Dynamics

The diverse team has combined organizational and time management skills, event and meeting planning, business savvy, continued professional development drive and so much more to ensure success and positive outcomes. Seek answers, ask questions, share your skills…never stop learning.

2018 178

When Losing is the Answer – 3 Things to Lose for your Best Year Yet

Practically Perfect PA

The person who wants to run a marathon may need to lose hours usually spent watching TV in order to train, and the person who wants to network may need to lose the fear of speaking to strangers. Action: Find a Coach, Mentor and/or Sponsor if you don’t have them in place.

2016 144

Making BIG Changes: Don’t Blow It, Deal With It

Office Dynamics

The question I have for you is, how often are you practicing these communication skills? Can you find a mentor or build a support system of your own at work? Hello, Motivators! I’m taking a break from writing the weekly Monday Motivators to nurture my Wellness Pillar.

2014 130

Five Steps for Survival When You've Been Verbally Reprimanded

On The Job

Do you need anger management classes, or perhaps more training in an area that makes you defensive because you lack the necessary skills? This is a good opportunity to find a mentor who is willing to give you honest feedback and help steer you back on course.

2009 130

Invest In Yourself

Office Dynamics

And webinar attendees were very excited until I announced the price which actually was an amazing value for everything I will be giving to the group—through my 42 years of experience, being a mentor and coach, plus materials for the program and 90-minute live sessions for 12 months.

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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 202

6 Ways To Feast On Learning

Office Dynamics

I was also blessed during my younger working years, to have 3 outstanding executive mentors who I supported in various industries. What can you learn from them to enhance your own communication skills?

How to Use Downtime at Work Productively

Eat Your Career

Be sure to prioritize those projects that will help you develop important skills and/or experience for your future career goals. Catch up on all of that training you’ve wanted to do, but haven’t had the time for.

2019 202

Are You Suffering From The Impostor Syndrome

Office Dynamics

Talking about your shortcomings to your peers or executive—or a mentor—or even a friend outside of work is beneficial. In some instances (and industries) ongoing training and growth is mandatory. Stretch yourself; develop new skills each year.

2016 176

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Service Untitled

You would take lessons, learn the skill, and try your newly learned abilities while accompanied by your coach or mentor. Remember train, train, train. Employees need to be trained in handling customers and how to address them.

5 ways to turbo-charge your career this summer

Practically Perfect PA

Which skills and experience do they have that you don’t? Penny Davenport is a successful business coach and career mentor. Career Development Featured Sponsored post admin administrators Career EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant training

2014 197

Assistant Certifications: free webinar replay & handout

Office Dynamics

It is very hard for small business to find the money to support training. I wrote an article called Getting To Yes that outlines the steps you need to take to persuade your executive to support your training. There are a lot of good training programs out there and reputable companies.

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