Managing the Boss

So your executive can’t handle criticism?

January 5, 2023

If your executive has overly inflated feelings of self-worth, grandness and superiority over others, they probably don’t take criticism well.

Personal Development

Harvard to execs: Don’t pinch pennies on admin staff

January 5, 2023

Under pressure from inflation and a potentially weakening economy, many corporate executives are cutting jobs to reduce costs. If your company seems tempted to reduce its corps of EAs and AAs, show them a 2011 article from the Harvard Business Review that directly argues against such a move.

Personal Development

Change the view in Gmail

January 5, 2023

Every time Google changes its default view, the most popular question asked is, “How do I change it back?” All you need to do is click on the settings gear.

Excel

Excel: Easy dates with smart chips

January 5, 2023

When the simple math of adding 7 to today’s date to figure out what next week’s same day date is becomes cloudy, try using the @date smart chip.

Personal Development

Google Sheets: More columns and rows

January 5, 2023

One of the arguments for Excel over Google Sheets has been the amount of data that can be included in a worksheet. What you might not know is that the capacity of Google Sheets has expanded.

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5 ways to make the most of face time with your boss

Try these tips to enhance your relationship and create a rapport.

1-Minute Strategy:

Withhold information the right way

When you must hold back confidential information, avoid phrases that stoke curiosity, like "I'm not at liberty to say." Instead, speak positively. Example: "Let me fill you in on everything there is to know at this point."

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