March, 2019

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Practically Perfect PA

You know what it is like, you are having a hectic day, emails to answer, meetings to attend, people talking to you, asking questions and looking to you for answers. The phone rings, you have no idea who it is or what they want. They want to speak to your Executive or someone random in […].

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18 Books Every Administrative Assistant and Executive Assistant Should Read

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics has put together a list of books for administrative assistants and executive assistants that will help you with your professional development and personal life.

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Going Green To Save Green

Dumb Little Man

As electricity prices continue to soar, one in three U.S. households is struggling to pay their electricity bills. These rising energy costs hit us where it hurts, often leading to broader budgetary concerns. Using too much energy also harms the economy and the environment.

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You Hate Your New Job -- Now What?

On The Job

With a low unemployment rate, some employers are pulling out all the stops when it comes to recruiting workers, such as offering perks and higher salaries.

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The Most Common Professions of Skilled Freelancers Working for Businesses

Small Business Labs

We're often asked what the most popular professions are for freelancers and independent workers. This is not as easy a question to answer as it seems. Independent workers serve all industries, work with both businesses and consumers and participate in pretty much every job type and profession.

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Eco-Friendly Medical Product Can Help You Gain New Patients

Eco-Office Gals

When it comes to medical products such as bandages and gauze, people don’t often think of going green. You wouldn’t believe it, but most medical products contain hazardous chemicals and other materials, which end up in landfills and are bad for the environment.

2019 130

Day in the life: Keesha Williams, EA at Lift & Co

Practically Perfect PA

Enjoy today’s Day in the life: Keesha Williams, EA at Lift & Co, which is full of Executive Assistant Tips and Tricks. What are the main aspects of your role?

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50 Ways to Strive for Excellence in Life

Dumb Little Man

Most of us want to excel in life, but there’s just one problem. People often rely on what their society has to say when it comes to determining whether they’re succeeding or not.

2019 257

The Dumbest Habit That's Going to Hurt Your Career

On The Job

Whenever I get interviewed as a "career expert" I'm often asked: "What do you think it the biggest problem in the workplace today?" My answer? Communication."

2019 130

Minimalism Is About Getting Rid of Distraction

Simple Productivity Blog

I recently heard on a podcast that minimalism is a mind game - that it's not about getting rid of stuff as much as it is about getting rid of distractions. I've never heard it phrased that way before, but it clicked. I've dabbled with simplicity for years.

2019 130

Terrible Time Management Mistakes and How to Avoid Them (Free Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “10 Terrible Time Management Mistakes and How to Avoid Them”. You know that frustrated feeling you sometimes get at the end of the day? It’s not just exhaustion; it’s also the anxiety of barely making a dent in the day’s to-do list.

2019 130

Nine time busting tips for Microsoft Office

Practically Perfect PA

I am thrilled to be presenting a session for Practically Perfect PA at their Virtual Summit on April 5th and so happy to write this blog post in anticipation of the event. I will be presenting my top time busting tips for Microsoft Office. Make sure you have a notebook and pen – you will […].

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Things You Can Do As A Small Business Owner To Limit Your Tax Liability

Eco-Office Gals

Tax obligations will always be there as long as you’re running a business, whether it is a small scale business or a large scale business. There are different types of business taxes such as sales taxes, employment taxes, excise taxes, income taxes among others.

2019 130

29 Brilliant Uses for Lip Balm

Dumb Little Man

With so many things to do on a daily basis, it’s only practical to find ways to do tasks in less time and with less products. All my life, I’ve looked for shortcuts and easier ways to do things.

2019 213

3 Things to Remember When Turning Down a Job Offer

On The Job

When you get called back for a second interview, it can be pretty exciting. You are obviously on the short list for the position. But, wait. If you do an internal gut check, you realize you're not super excited about the job or the company.

2019 153

What To Do When Crisis Hits

Simple Productivity Blog

Crisis can happen in the blink of an eye. One minute life is normal, and then everything is different. It could be anything that rocks your stability: death, divorce, accident, layoff, shutdown. But crisis comes to us all, and it's important to know what to do.

2019 130

7 Ways Admins Can Do More Meaningful Work

Eat Your Career

As a proud former administrative professional—and a current admin trainer and coach—I believe that support professionals can play an invaluable role in the workplace. Of course, that’s not always the case.

2019 130

Working with an incompetent Executive

Practically Perfect PA

Everyone moans about their boss. There are occasions when your Executive takes ages to get back to you on something, they are always in a meeting or out travelling. They never have enough time. They don’t manage your needs or expectations.

2019 165

Your Business Feels Like a Job? 5 Steps to Reclaim Your Passion.

Tips From T. Marie

For most small business owners, the impetus to trek out into the world of business ownership is a combination of passion and hating their current job. To be honest, hatred of their job is often the starting point to discovering their passion and a business model that fits it.

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Advice For Greypreneurs Entering The Gig Economy

Dumb Little Man

Among Baby Boomers, four out of five currently have no plans to retire. By 2019, many of them are in or approaching “retirement age”, but they aren’t ready to leave their career.

2019 246

What it Takes to Land Your Dream Job

On The Job

Many people talk about their dream job, but do a majority of people achieve it? According to a recent survey by TollFree Forwarding, no. Respondents were asked if they managed to achieve their childhood dream and make it to their ideal job. The results: 76 percent never made it.

2019 130

Mercer's Global Talent Trends - Disruption and Greater Use of Non-Employee Labor Ahead

Small Business Labs

The global human capital consulting and services firm Mercer recently released their annual Global Talent Trends study. For the 2019 edition of this study, they surveyed over 7,300 business executives, HR leaders, and employees from around the world on a variety of talent and HR issues.

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Coaching for Executive Assistants and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

I am happy to say that more executives are investing in their assistants by providing one-on-one coaching for them. Over the past two years, Office Dynamics has done more on-site coaching for executive assistants than we have done in the past seven years!

2019 162

How to think more analytically

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve just finished reading Think Better Analytically, and I want to share my learning with you! I decided to read the book because I don’t think of myself as someone who thinks logically or analytically.

2019 153

7 English Grammar Rules You Should Know

Daily Writing Tips

This post outlines seven general areas of grammar and syntax that writers must be familiar with to enable them to write effectively. Subject-Verb Agreement. Use singular verbs for singular subjects and plural verbs with plural subjects.

2019 103

7 Ways To Instantly Meet Like-Minded People

Dumb Little Man

Finding people with the same interests isn’t always that easy. Finding people with the same goals and aspirations is even harder. Most of us feel that way. I do, sometimes.

2019 224

Can a Clean Desk Create Inner Happiness?

On The Job

I've known people in my life who are so into cleanliness and order that you could eat off their garage floor, surrounded by gardening tools that stand at attention like little soldiers.

2019 130

Kauffman Foundation Indicators Show U.S. Entrepreneurship Near 20 Year High

Small Business Labs

The Kauffman Foundation recently introduced the Kauffman Indicators of Early Stage Entrepreneurship.    The indicators cover: Rate of new entrepreneurs : The broadest measure possible for business creation by population.

2019 177

Empowering Tips for the Administrative and Executive Assistant – Part 2

Office Dynamics

In part one of “ Empowering Tips ” I mentioned that the word Empower is not only the theme of the 26 th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence, it is used in a variety of situations and conversations.

2019 170

How to create an internal Assistant network

Practically Perfect PA

During the Virtual Summit October 2017, we had the amazing Simone White, Executive Assistant and Global Chair of GAIN – Administrative Professionals Network at BlackRock train our group of attendees on starting their own internal network for Assistants.

2019 153

Podcast 115: Interview with Gretchen Rubin

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play You can leave a review here! ?. This is podcast 115 and it’s my interview with Gretchen Rubin, author of the brand new book Outer Order, Inner Calm. The subtitle is “declutter and organize to make more room for happiness.” ” I’m excited because this is the first time I’ve done an interview for the podcast and it turned out great. Gretchen was delightful to talk to.

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10 Ways to Be a Better Man

Dumb Little Man

You may be a great guy and have good intentions, but until you become the man that you know you can and should be, people won’t rush to show you more respect. This is a subject that I know a lot about because it is something I went through myself.

2019 217

Science Shows How to Have Better Meetings

On The Job

It seems like every few years someone comes out with a new idea for how to have more productive meetings. But then they get shot down by those who think those ideas are dumb: Standing meetings. The complaint: "I'm not standing! I have a bad back! Someone get me a chair!" Walking meetings.

2019 130

McKinsey's Bias Busters Collection

Small Business Labs

McKinsey's Bias Busters Collection covers how are decisions are often affected by cognitive and/or organizational biases. 

2019 159

Administrative Assistants Working in a Team – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Ask an Admin is a concept that brings administrative professionals together for the best peer to peer advice from administrative assistants and executive assistants from around the world! This week Elizabeth comes to us with a tough question: Dear Admins: I find myself in a conundrum.

2019 153

Are you working in a hostile environment?

Practically Perfect PA

Everyone has the right to work in an environment that is based on respect and supports your wellbeing. This is the necessary level of care that every employer offices but, unfortunately, there are a lot of working environments that do not offer this to their employees.

2019 130

Podcast 114: Organizing systems for growth

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play You can leave a review here! ?. This is Podcast 114 and it’s about organizing systems to cope with growth and change. I’m about to start an office organizing project. This small company is growing fast and they’ve increased their office space by a little more than half. And suddenly chaos is busting out all over.

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