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Core soft skills: Diplomacy

Practically Perfect PA

Next up in our series of blog posts on core soft skills I am going to look at diplomacy and tact for assistants. Think before you speak.

9 Ways to Improve Your Organization Skills

Office Dynamics

Organization skills is the one thing most successful business owners have in common. Be proactive. Make a list. Make a schedule.

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Core soft skill: Resilience

Practically Perfect PA

Today I am going to start a new one – Core Skills. Well, it seems to be the skill of the moment within the industry. Communication.

The Top 3 Skills That Make Administrative Assistants Stand Out

Office Dynamics

As you can see, these skills go beyond the basics. There is much to learn regarding advanced skills for assistants. It’s designed to help you stand out and develop the master-level skills you need to become World Class. The post The Top 3 Skills That Make Administrative Assistants Stand Out appeared first on Office Dynamics.

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12 Days of Christmas Webinar: Must-Have Skills for 2017

Office Dynamics

What are the eight must-have skills for executive and administrative assistants for today? Webinar Resources & Follow-up Links.

2017 62

Executive and Administrative Assistant Skills That Are Important to Executives

Office Dynamics

I often survey managers and high-level executives on the skills, attitudes and behaviors that are most important for an assistant to possess.

Why You Need Good Writing Skills To Survive College

Dumb Little Man

The post Why You Need Good Writing Skills To Survive College appeared first on Dumb Little Man. Anyone can write. Success

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Why Soft Skills are So Important to Your Career

On The Job

Perhaps you've worked very hard to learn the technical skills necessary to get the job you want or succeed in your current position. Or do they?

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Importance Of Soft Skills: Why Grades Aren’t Enough

Dumb Little Man

Employers are looking for good communication skills. You will just have to be able to show that you have the skills and the drive to succeed.

2017 44

7 Poker Skills You Can Use in Real Life

Dumb Little Man

Poker is an activity that can teach you useful new abilities and skills. Understanding the odds can be handy in other parts of life too.

2016 74

Tips For Identifying Your Workforce Critical Skill Gaps

Office Dynamics

However, one of the biggest obstacles managers come across is the gap between the skills needed to achieve the aforementioned objectives and the skills of the workforce. Technology has allowed for things to develop a lot faster nowadays, which makes these “skill gaps” a lot more common than they used to be. Keep up to Date.

2017 41

The Most Important Job Skill Anyone Can Have

Dumb Little Man

The post The Most Important Job Skill Anyone Can Have appeared first on Dumb Little Man. I’m guilty of this myself. It feels safe.

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Learn To Become A Better Leader: 10 Most Important Must Have Skills

Office Dynamics

It’s a unique set of skills that you must have, in order to lead and take care of the people under your charge. Here are the ten most important skills you must develop to be a good leader. Develop good writing skills. Develop these skills and you too can become a good leader. Listen to others. Be confident.

2017 69

Test your listening skills

Ian's Messy Desk

Here’s a simple drill to test your listening skills. Back to Basics: Seven Types of Listeners and Tips for Better Listening Skills. You just finished reading Test your listening skills ! Recommended: Evernote Essentials The post Test your listening skills appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Close your eyes.

This is How To Show Employers You Have The Skills They Want

Dumb Little Man

Here are three ways to show employers that you have the skills they want: 1. Maybe employers aren’t seeing all you really have to offer.

2016 101

Communication Skills That Have Impact…Choose The Right Medium

Office Dynamics

How are your communication skills? Bonus, Human Moments are a great way to demonstrate and practice your face-to-face communication skills!

Using your social media skills at work

Practically Perfect PA

This week I want to look at how we can use our skills in this area to add value for our companies and mangers. Blogging. Tweet Tweet. Facebook??

Must-Have Skill for Executive and Administrative Assistants At All Levels

Office Dynamics

The must-have skill for executive and administrative assistants at all levels going into this conceptual age? The shift into a new age.

How to Improve Your Problem Solving Skills

Ian's Messy Desk

Creative problem-solving skills are required for achieving exceptional performance in most tasks. Image via Wikipedia. Related articles.

In Demand Job Skills

Small Business Labs

But what I found most interesting was their assessment of the most sought after job skills in high-wage, high-growth occupations. trends

Coworking Members Learning New Skills, Becoming More Successful

Small Business Labs

One of the more interesting findings from our recent survey of coworking members is how many reported they had learned new skills - or improved their existing skills - due to their coworking space membership: 69% of the respondents reported they learned new skills. The learning generally comes two ways.   Coworking

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The Rise of the Skills Training/Job Placement Industry

Small Business Labs

  The problem is a mismatch between job skills and job openings. The current employment picture is quite interesting. trends

2015 52

Picking up skills along the EA career path

Practically Perfect PA

Just think how many of these skills we as Executive Assistants still use today! The role also had some PA tasks but was mainly admin.

Which secretary skills are worth keeping?

Practically Perfect PA

I think it is about time we celebrate our fore-sister’s skills. After all some secretary skills are still worth keeping! Typing.

How to Improve Communication Skills

Ian's Messy Desk

Image via Wikipedia. Improving Your Written Messages. The basic purpose of any written communication is to convey a message to the reader.

Don't Be A Quitter: Perseverance Is One Of The Most Underestimated Skills of Successful People

Dumb Little Man

There is a trap it is easy to fall into and, if you fall into it, you will lose out on many opportunities in life. Read more ».

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The Growing Importance of Interpersonal Skills Favoring Women in High Wage Jobs

Small Business Labs

As the study points out, there's a lot of research showing women, on average, have stronger interpersonal skills than men. 

BIG Learning: The Invisible Bag of Skills Give Assistants the Edge

Office Dynamics

Carrying on with the May theme of BIG learning, today I want to talk to you about the invisible bag of skills, knowledge and information.

Adulting Isn’t Just Instagramming Your Dinner – Soft Skills For Millennials

Dumb Little Man

It turns out there is a whole other set of skills- soft skills- that Millennials are lacking, and that is holding them back. Hobbies.

2017 46

Seven Secrets for Maximizing Your Concentration Skills

Dumb Little Man

Most of us struggle to stay focused. The problem is, a lack of concentration can destroy your ability to work effectively. You'll lose your thread.

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. Their responses: Poor interpersonal skills. markets.

2013 117

Leadership Skills for Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

So while you might be nervous speaking in front of your peers or other colleagues, it is imperative that you develop this skill.

Enhance Your Langauge Skills for Successful Public Speaking

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Enhance Your Langauge Skills for Successful Public Speaking appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Another essential skill for successful speakers is using the correct form of the language. You just finished reading Enhance Your Langauge Skills for Successful Public Speaking ! Improve your grammar. Improve your usage.

Superior Entrepreneurial Skills that will bring Success to your Business

Small Business CEO

There are said to be seven business skills that every business man or an entrepreneur adopts to build his empire.

How to Promote Literacy and Skilled Communication

Daily Writing Tips

Public education has suffered from politicized mood swings between various approaches to developing children’s reading skills. Writing Basics

Boost Your Success by Improving Your Speaking Skills

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Boost Your Success by Improving Your Speaking Skills appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. All these contribute to your self-esteem.

5 Ways to Sharpen Your Persuasive Skills

On The Job

Much of our time is spent trying to persuade others. We try to persuade a customer to try a new product. Understand the needs. Decide on a plan.

The importance of learning new skills to diversify your freelance career

The Small Business Blog

… Read the full article here: The importance of learning new skills to diversify your freelance career on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

3 Skills to Future-Proof Your Brain for Tomorrow’s World

Dumb Little Man

I like to think of this… as techno-literacy.” – The Technium Applying diverse skills and tools is like breathing for folks like you and me.

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The Skills You Need to be Great Boss

On The Job

Another big error: Assuming that just because you have top-notch skills in a certain area that you'll be a good manager. Well, let me see."