Joan Burge

Cope with conflicting priorities

August 2, 2018 Categorized in: Time Management

Every person who brings you an assignment or gives you a task to perform says it’s important or tells you it’s needed right away. Here are some general guidelines.

Responding to difficult people

July 5, 2018 Categorized in: Difficult People

As long as you are in the workplace, you will interact with people who challenge you. An underlying truth to keep in mind is that people are just being themselves, and most are not trying to intentionally be difficult. Use these strategies for success.
In the 21st century, we have so many ways to communicate. The only way to develop a sure confidence you’re using the right method is to study the mediums of communication, the purpose and the relationships.
I know assistants already add value every day. And yet in today’s accelerated world, everyone needs to up their game. Thinking of yourself as an ambassador can set you apart and contribute tremendously to your organization’s success.

Getting to ‘Yes’

March 1, 2018 Categorized in: Negotiating

There has to be return on the investment made in an employee. Use the guidelines below to help your executive see the benefit of their support.

Attitude is a choice!

February 5, 2018 Categorized in: Personal Development

Did you know attitude can make or break your career, a company, and a family? Did you know that attitude is more important than the past, education, money, failures and successes?
Commit yourself to set at least one professional and one personal goal you would like to achieve this year.