Personal Development

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Boat rockers, contrarians, call them whatever you like—sometimes these people become office stars because their courage naturally attracts followers and admirers. But how do you assert yourself and effect change without being a mere irritant?
If you run into a string of these pesky nightmares, or even one whopper, it’s probably time to take stock of your situation and acknowledge your stress is worth addressing.
Many people were raised to believe they’re “special” and wind up realizing they’re just average. Onboardly co-founder Heather Anne Carson offers these suggestions for a reality check.
So the professional conference you attended was great—but now you’re back in the office, and the clock is ticking on the knowledge you were given. Run down these steps to guarantee you get what you pay for at a training conference, and can share its highlights with your colleagues who weren’t lucky enough to attend.

Slay the monster called envy

July 5, 2018 Categorized in: Personal Development

There’s nothing wrong with feeling a little bit of envy or jealousy, but you don’t want to let it get the best of you at work.
Achieving a goal is a personal win, and many people reach their goals by concentrating on the desired outcome until it’s achieved. However, if you’re too focused on the destination you might miss the fun of the journey.
How to calm a problem caller … Rethink that fun ring tone … Keep thoughts of your PowerPoint background in the foreground … Bees are smarter than you think … The importance of a simple teapot … This may explain some of your office’s interpersonal relationships
Megan Trzcinski of LaSalle Network urges admins to remember these skills that can’t be taught from a textbook.

4 Google Doc time savers

June 27, 2018 Categorized in: Personal Development

Work smarter when you use Google Docs. Here are some hacks that can save you time and frustration.
One of Lisa Olsen’s favorite topics to discuss with assistants is the art and science of personal mastery. At the core of personal mastery is self-awareness.
It can happen to any of us, says author Holly Caplan, so if it does, have these tips already in mind.
Sharon Florentine writes at CIO that failing to build your own brand means one will get created without your input, which may not be one that you like. She offers tips to help.
Parth Misra, writing at Entrepreneur, offers some tips for productivity when you can’t predict the future.
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