Business travel without the stress

Practically Perfect PA

Business travel can be a stressful experience. Unfamiliar surroundings, time and performance pressures, networking in a second or third language, and a confused body clock all contribute to rising stress levels.

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Core soft skill: Resilience

Practically Perfect PA

Today I am going to start a new one – Core Skills. I’m not just going to write about which skills we need I am also going to look at how these skills are linked to the role specifically. Well, it seems to be the skill of the moment within the industry.

Skills 260

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How Managers Can Help Stressed Out Employees

Dumb Little Man

Stress management for employees is important as it allows them to give their best at work. A stressed-out employee will never be able to perform well. Although it can leave the employees baffled, it’s a good way for them to release the stress. Stress Workplace

Stress 197

Getaway From Stress: 7 Reasons Why You Should Travel

Dumb Little Man

Stress plays a huge role in our lives. Some of the biggest factors that contribute to the increase in stress are work and money. How can we reduce our stress? One of the effective ways of reducing stress is to take a vacation and travel. Stress Travel

2019 232

7 Awesome Ways to Effectively Manage Your Stress on Weekdays

Dumb Little Man

Stress is a silent killer and if you’re not doing well in coping with stress at work, it can spell problems for you. Stress can strike anyone, even the most optimistic and energetic of people. Heart disease, accelerated aging, and diabetes are linked to stress.

2019 182

9 Ways to Improve Your Organization Skills for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Organization skills for administrative assistants are one of the most valuable skills to have as an administrative assistant. Fortunately, there are at least 9 ways to improve your organization skills as an administrative assistant without too much effort on your part.

2019 236

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. Assistants have to possess a number of soft or interpersonal skills. It is a skill that allows assistants to find common ground with every person at every level of business.

Skills 186

How to Relieve Stress Fast: Stop, Drop, and Roll

Dumb Little Man

Stop, drop, and roll has been the method for teaching fire safety since the late 1970s, but what if we used this same technique to extinguish stress in our lives? It can actually increase your stress level. Now that I’ve mentioned my disclaimer, here’s how to relieve stress fast. During any stressful situation, the first thing you should do is stop and breathe. Step away from the stress. It’s the secret sauce to handling stress—humor!

2018 155

9 Ways to Improve Your Organization Skills

Office Dynamics

Organization skills is the one thing most successful business owners have in common. Fortunately, there are at least 9 ways to improve your organization skills without too much effort on your part. Organization skills are crucial for the success of any business.

Skills 220

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.   As the chart below (from the report) shows, five of the top 12 skills most valued in the economy are communications related. 

Skills 185

4 Types Of Stress At Work And How To Deal With Them

Dumb Little Man

More blessed, less stressed. The list can get long but one thing is present in all these factors- stress. Stress is the body’s natural response to pressure or danger around you. Every day, we encounter stress. However, too much stress can have negative effects on your health. Here are the common types of stress at work and how to manage them. Time Stress. This is the most common type of stress at work. How To Manage Time Stress.

2017 169

Six Simple Ways to Reduce Your Stress Levels

Dumb Little Man

Do you ever feel stressed? Modern life brings so many worries and anxieties that you probably feel stressed at least occasionally … and perhaps a lot more often than that. Whether you’re facing a demanding boss, a difficult colleague, a mountain of debt, a rebellious teen, or a computer that’s crashed and taken all your files with it, stress often seems like an inevitable part of modern life. Try being more active this week, and see whether you feel less stressed.

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Effective Communication Skills

Ian's Messy Desk

Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Effective Communication Skills Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on June 28, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. How many of the items on your list apply specifically to the communication skill of persuasion?

Skills 158

How to Deal with Your Stress While in Transition

Job Advice Blog

Physicians and psychiatrists have proved that there is a positive correlation between stress and illness. People in transition experience various and variable levels of stress. And such stress is not a stand-alone issue but is compounded by other stressors.

Stress 164

5 Must-Have Skills for Progressive Assistants From Joan’s book, Who Took My Pen… Again?

Office Dynamics

You have the fundamentals down pat and even demonstrate advanced skill sets. What might be missing from your bag of skills? Being a future thinker will decrease your pressure and stress. You are a top-performing, high-achieving administrative assistant who has accomplished much.

2019 228

The Top Skills Executives Want From Assistants Today

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics often surveys managers and high-level executives as to the skills, attitudes, and behaviors that are most important for an assistant to possess. Communication skills, both oral and written, are a must-have. Technological skills are a must-have to keep up with the pace and dynamics of the job. A must-have skill when managing your executive’s calendar is to understand your executive must have down time.”.

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The Skill You Must Have No Matter Your Job

On The Job

Often referred to as "soft skills," employers want workers who know how to interact well with others, who won't act like buttheads and who can empathize with customers and colleagues. Soft skills don't just happen overnight. Work can be stressful, no matter your job or title.

2017 170

4 Stress-Free Networking Opportunities for Women

Office Dynamics

Few things in life are as stressful as making a career change. While networking is often a very successful way to find a job, it can be quite stressful, especially for introverts. Let’s face it, the idea of sitting across from a stranger and “selling” them on your experience and job skills can be overwhelming and anxiety-inducing. You don’t have to be a yogi to enjoy the stress-reducing benefits of yoga. Photo via Flickr by Eugene Kim.

2017 114

How to Be Successful Even When Under Stress

On The Job

Got stress? If you’re like 75% of other Americans, you’ve experienced moderate to high levels of stress in the past month, and often lie awake at night because of it. SM: We face so many stresses in our lives.

Stress 231

The Skills You Need to be Great Boss

On The Job

They see their managers deal with the stress of their own bosses, motivating workers who don't care about their jobs and putting up with angry customers who call their mothers unflattering names. Hone your communication skills. Most people I know like to complain about their bosses.

Skills 228

5 Ways To Combat Stress At Work

Productivity Bits

A survey says that 40% of American workers report that their job are very or extremely stressful. Stress is a factor that we need to manage. There is no job that is stress-proof. It is a fact that, as office-workers, we go through some stressful situations in the many aspects of our office life. Here are some ways to keep stress at bay. Your desk might be one of the biggest sources of your stress. How do you combat your stress at work?

Stress 138

How to Improve Your Interviewing Skills

Job Advice Blog

Consider your skills and attributes and traits.

Skills 186

Timely and Effective Communication Strategies for Assistants

Office Dynamics

Communication Skills Self Development Stress Management Time Management assistant and executive assistant training communication skills strategic assistant strengths and characteristics of a good assistant

2020 130

Why Being An Executive Assistant Is A Rewarding Career

Office Dynamics

I hear managers or Human Resource Professionals say it doesn’t take any special skill to be an administrative assistant. Stress reducer. In honor of Administrative Professionals Day, I want to share my thoughts on why I believe being an executive assistant is a rewarding career.

2016 208

7 Tips for Administrative and Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

There are several things you can do to alleviate this stress/pain. Reducing stress by taking on less work. For other tips and tricks read, 9 Ways to Improve Your Organization Skills. Being an Administrative or Executive Assistant is not always a walk in the park.

2018 264

3 Ways to Master Manage Stress During the Holidays

Office Dynamics

To help you stay effective, achieve more and reduce stress, here are a few proven tips on managing time during this busy season: 1. This is an excellent best practice that can prevent mistakes during high-stress times when we’re often asked to “rush” certain projects.

Stress 144

Effective Conflict Resolution Techniques

Office Dynamics

Build effective conflict resolution skills. Here are some valuable tips that can help “star” employees like you reduce stress and achieve even greater career success through skillful conflict resolution: Avoid assigning blame or passing judgment.

2015 211

Survival Tactics for Administrative Professionals During Chaotic Times

Office Dynamics

At Office Dynamics International, Secretaries, Executive Assistants, and Administrative Assistants alike have approached us on skills, tactics, and traits to implement in order to achieve agility and survive the pressures of today’s society.

2020 132

Snuff Out the Burnout

Office Dynamics

If you feel you are on the verge of stressing too much because of your job or even home life, take a step back. Attitude Interpersonal Skills Self Development Stress Management

2018 208

Office Dynamics Top 10 Blogs For Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

9 Ways to Improve Your Organizational Skills. Career Management Communication Skills Executive And Assistant Partnership Mgr/Asst Team Problem Solving Productivity Self Development Stress Management Uncategorized Work Environment

Celebrating Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

Administrative Assistants Rock! Join our April Blog-A-Thon. April is just around the corner and we love celebrating administrative professionals! This is the month we can (and will) celebrate in a big way.

The Future of the Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

Demonstrate your leadership skills. These are fundamentals, critical foundational skills needed to fully mature your career. Administrative stress levels are higher due to changing priorities and fast deadlines. How skilled are you in handling “offsite” support across time zones?

2015 248

Put A Lid On It: Venting Is Bad For You

Office Dynamics

<Guest Post by Courtney Clark> Don’t you hate that feeling when stress starts to build up, until you reach your boiling point and you feel like you just can’t take it any more? Because they didn’t have the little release of venting, their stress built up.

2015 166

Qualities Of A Great Assistant

Office Dynamics

Good communication skills. Organization skills. Interpersonal communication skills. Excellent calendaring skills. Excellent time management skills. Great networking skills. Analytical forward thinking skills.

2015 223

Who Is Office Dynamics International?

Office Dynamics

Technical skills can be gleaned, but behavior must be taught. At Office Dynamics International we are celebrating 25 years of serving the administrative profession. Perhaps you’ve known us for a long time or you’re new around here.

Blog-a-Thon Bonus Announcement

Office Dynamics

BONUS BONUS BONUS!!! Get Bonus Entries In Our Blog-a-Thon For The Administrative Profession. For those of you who are participating in our blog-a-thon this April we want to give you even more ways to get entered to win. Announcing BONUS entries with social sharing.

2015 203

5 Reasons Why Office Admins are the New Power Job

Office Dynamics

Whether it’s finding the right caterer, meeting global counterparts from international office locations or brushing off your creative skills to whip up a spiffy PowerPoint presentation, you love tackling projects outside of your job scope (and even get excited at the opportunity!).

2016 207

All the free training we offer in one place!

Office Dynamics

At Office Dynamics International we love what we do. Part of what we do is provide tools and services to administrative professionals to enhance the quality of their work-life that promote administrative excellence.

2015 227

5 Powerful Communication Strategies for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Communication Skills Meetings Self Development Stress ManagementDo you have a healthy curiosity that you use in your day-to-day communications?

2018 216

Setting Healthy Boundaries Today

Office Dynamics

Under that umbrella, we addressed topics such as self-management vs. stress management, learning specific difficult people types and how to handle each of them, the benefits of conflict and much more. Setting Healthy Boundaries.

2018 183

Feeling Stressed at Work? Is it you? Is it them? (Information Overwhelm)

Office Dynamics

Feeling Stressed at work? Feeling Stressed at work? This type of stress is unnecessary and not only derails your day but negatively affects your self esteem. The more stressed we are, the less we remember. Admin Assistant Training Organizational Skills

2009 141

Flexibility is Key to Running a (Nearly) Stress-Less Virtual Assisting Business

Step It Up VA Coaching

But we can work through these issues with less stress by learning to be flexible. But, you can also avoid a lot of stress by leaving wiggle room in your schedules so when issues arise, it’s not the end of the world. Keep your skill set in line with the times, and watch trends so you can adjust your services and packages according to clients’ ever-evolving needs and grow your business. by Donna Toothaker.

2011 116

8 Tips To Help You Deal With Conflict Better

Office Dynamics

Admin Assistant Training Communication Skills Difficult People Interpersonal Skills Problem Solving Self Development administrative professional co-workers communication conflict executive assistant how to deal with conflict professional development stress workplace conflict

2016 197