Personal Development

A new way of looking at rest

October 6, 2021

On an episode of her podcast “Nocturne,” Vanessa Lowe spoke to artist and activist Tricia Hersey, who is also the founder of the Nap Ministry, a project that examines the liberating power of rest. The Nap Bishop is the personality Hersey takes on to be able to spread the message, “Rest is resistance.”


Managing Outlook for an executive

October 6, 2021

How can I keep people from scheduling directly on my executive’s calendar? ... How can I keep my executive’s email messages pinned to the top of my list?


Can handwriting be improved?

October 6, 2021

Handwriting? What’s that? Kidding aside, there are plenty of times we still handwrite things, apart from signing documents. It’s worth taking a little time to improve it. Here are a few ideas.

Personal Development

5 steps toward workplace zen

October 6, 2021

When you strive to maintain an open, honest dialogue—while also exhibiting appropriate restraint—you come closer to achieving communicative enlightenment. Workplace zen is possible when you adhere to these five steps for improving communication in the office.

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How to speed-read

October 6, 2021

Did you ever actually finish “reading” a book if you were unable to digest its main points and summarize them accordingly? Here are practical tips on how to quickly skim a book while unearthing its most essential information.

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Got any banter heroes?

October 6, 2021

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Working with difficult executives

Difficult means complicated, challenging or someone who is hard to deal with. A difficult person can be considered obnoxious, or verbally attacks you, criticizes you. They can be intrusive, controlling, picky or petty. But the executive you consider to be difficult might be a great opportunity to another assistant.

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Asking everyone is like asking no one

Group emails asking for help are rarely a good idea. This is because of a simple social principle: the more people believe others are available to assist, the less likely they themselves will jump in. Whenever you can, address these requests one by one.

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