Personal Development

As we enter a new world of work where technology plays such an important role, and many of our co-workers log in remotely quite often, the skills we need to thrive have changed. There are three tech areas in which we can excel right now.
OneNote tags … Links for a OneNote TOC … Itinerary tips for OneNote
Question: With my director’s guidance, I manage our vendor contracts—including new SOWs, the PO issuance process, vendor invoicing and a department budget for vendors. This never ends, so isn’t this still considered a “project”?
At Admin Pro Forum 2021, our online conference held each spring, four of our featured presenters responded to your questions about dealing with—and destigmatizing—severe workplace stress.
Ask yourself how you provide value to your organization … The true meaning of your communication … Build your career portfolio to promote your accomplishments
Question: How do you draw out a truly shy employee who seems hesitant to even make eye contact, much less engage in a morning hello or real conversation?
An admin wrote in with this tip to quiet the world … If you don’t know, don’t pretend … Stop apologizing to yourself about the staycation
Increasing productivity and mastering keyboard shortcuts walk hand in hand. The education company known as Brainscape has even created a formula to reveal how much time people lose while working on the computer without them—64 hours per year! Here are a variety of keyboard tricks that can help you save valuable time.
Whether you’re already working in the remote industry or you’re considering making the switch, these three tips can put you on the fast track to success.
As someone who is always wanting to know what you want to know in the area of technology, I often scan social media, for your questions, rants and raves. One of the most intoxicating sentiments is “I need help!” The world of social media, where help can be a click away, is a good spot to send up a flare.
Question: How do you know when it’s time to stop trying to invent coping mechanisms for work stress, and start planning an exit strategy from the job that’s giving it to you?

How innovative ideas arise

April 7, 2021 Categorized in: Personal Development

Too often, we assume innovative ideas and meaningful changes require a blank slate. However, creative progress is rarely the result of throwing out all previous ideas and innovations and completely re-imagining the world. It is a process of iterating and expanding upon ideas that have already worked.
From theft of personal and financial data to reputational harm, lost productivity, and much more, being extra secure in today’s digitally connected world sometimes feels like we need to act a little shady ourselves just to avoid being taken advantage of. Here are a few ways that we can use Google Voice to maintain at least a little anonymity and fend off unwanted junk.