Joan Burge

You’re not a puppet, and someone else is not pulling the strings. You’re in charge. You have power. And if you’re to attain the inner circle assistant spot and maintain it, your intellect plays a large part in your success.

Getting into the executive suite

February 3, 2021 Categorized in: Advancement

Here is an excerpt from my book, Underneath It All. . . Postgraduate Level Revelations Lift Assistants to New Heights, that will help get to the executive suite. With ambition and training, you can climb over the competition.

Drive your growth and success

November 4, 2020 Categorized in: Personal Development

How do you move from being a lost-in-the-crowd employee to a head-turning dynamic executive or administrative assistant?

Improve your decision-making

October 7, 2020 Categorized in: Personal Development

To become more than a task-doer and order-taker, you must prove that you have cognitive skills such as decision-making, which is key for productivity and growth. An administrative professional who can provide support and important solutions to their office environment is hugely a value-added part of any team.

Land the job you really want

September 2, 2020 Categorized in: AdvancementFeatured Article

It’s the perfect time to create a new job or reinvent the one you have now. Here are some steps to take toward your dream job.
Remember that you can easily blow your career by losing your cool at work. So, predetermine what might cause such incidents and identify ways to deal with them civilly and compassionately.
Communication is at the core of business and relationships. Good or bad, it will impact relationships, productivity and revenue. Here are some catalysts and cures for communication crises.
As we have been dealing with and continue to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, building resilience is vital. But also, once this is over, you will need this important skillset.
Technology seems to be the best thing that’s happened to modern working life. But pair innovations with distractingly easy-to-use communication tools, the constant call of social media, and access to every game that’s ever been invented at the tip of your finger, and you’ll start to see why sometimes the bad outweighs the good.
Dream big, but don’t forget that the key to achieving those dreams often lies in the little things you do every day.
Let’s start 2020 off with a bang by giving you some useful advice to help you better plan your executive’s travel.

’Tis the season to advance your career

December 5, 2019 Categorized in: Advancement

Did you know the holidays can be the perfect time to boost your career? Between gift-giving and office parties, there are plenty of opportunities to get people to remember who you are and where your career interests lie. Here are a few potential opportunities.

Isn’t there an app for that?

October 4, 2019 Categorized in: Managing the BossMeetings

Effective calendar management simply cannot be handled by a robot, an application or a piece of software. It takes brain power, empathy and deep understanding.