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.”

Difficult People

Working with difficult executives

October 6, 2021

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.


What did we learn last year…and how can we use it?

October 6, 2021

Disaster recovery and business continuity planning are not new concepts. Whether you had a recovery plan or not, you have more clarity around what it might be like to be forced to do business away from the office in an emergency. If you don’t have a disaster recovery program, this is a good time to start collecting data to make one.


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.

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How to speed-read

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The building blocks of professional growth

Building skills should not be a random effort to pile more onto a résumé. Unsure where to target your efforts? Here are a few ways to identify skills that might benefit your repertoire.

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Leash those emails until they’re ready

Here's a sequel to the classic tip about always attaching a document before you actually compose an email to avoid the "oops" moment of forgetting to include it. Remember also to enter the recipient’s address in the “To” field only after you write and re-read your message. Take the vow: No more prematurely sent emails in 2021!

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