Joan Burge

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.

Clear the clutter!

September 5, 2019 Categorized in: Organizing

A well-organized, tidy and sleek workspace will not only change the perception of your peers, it will actually help you work better and feel more productive throughout your busy day.

Why you should upgrade your skills

August 1, 2019 Categorized in: Skills Check

Administrative professional career development and career satisfaction are greatly enhanced by professional training. Honing your skills keeps you competitive and ready for advancement.
You are a top-performing, high-achieving assistant who has accomplished much. So where do you go from here? What might be missing from your bag of skills?

Getting things done

June 6, 2019 Categorized in: Personal Development

Tips for coping with conflicting priorities, neutralizing information overload and being productive.
In today’s casual society, more than ever, assistants need to learn the proper protocol, etiquette and little nuances that should still be in place and then some.

2 tips to impress your executive

April 4, 2019 Categorized in: Managing the Boss

You will learn a great deal about your executives if you just pay attention. This will lead you to understand them at a deeper level so you can build a stronger partnership with them.
Let’s take a serious look at your perceptions of yourself, your role and your life.
Every individual needs to have self-esteem, quite simply because it affects every aspect of one’s life. Since the reality is our self-esteem does fluctuate, here are some tips to help you.
Optimization is like administrative skills and attitudes on steroids (in a good way!).

Why be a star achiever?

November 1, 2018 Categorized in: Personal Development

Joan Burge has teaching administrative professionals how to be a Star Achiever for 28 years. Here is an excerpt from her flagship training program that she hopes will convince you to be a star achiever.

Excel at the fundamentals

October 4, 2018 Categorized in: Personal Development

I know many seasoned executive assistants who think they do not need to focus on or pay attention to their basic skills, what is also known as the fundamentals. They feel they have been managing calendars or planning meetings forever so why pay attention. This is not smart.
Beware of jaundiced attitudes because they can be contagious.