Personal Development

Monday is often the dreaded day over which our metaphorical whiskers tingle with anxiety. Even if we love our career, the urge to champion every project that hits the road, while steering around innumerable personal obstacles at home, can leave us feeling underappreciated and overwhelmed.
In a recent AARP survey, nearly two out of three workers 45 and older said they have seen or experienced age discrimination on the job. Here is a list of some sneaky excuses companies can use to push you toward retirement.

1-Minute Strategies: January ’19

December 5, 2019 Categorized in: Personal Development

Set an Outlook reminder for February 1 … Did you notice November’s “unch” day? … Add these three words to your vocabulary … Great coffee moments from movies and TV
Whether you have a legal team already or not, these sites are worth a look. No freebies here. But free legal advice is usually worth every penny you paid for it!

Sound Bites: November ’19

November 13, 2019 Categorized in: Personal Development

Rushing to a big meeting? Give yourself an extra few seconds before you burst in. By pausing outside the door, taking a few deep breaths and regaining your composure, you can make an impressive entrance. You’ll make a positive first impression, rather than shaking hands with sweaty palms and panting as you take a seat.
The pros of the new Slicers … How to find Find … Launch an interactive Q&A with your online audience
When in doubt, go to the source, like these official government websites.

It’s raining men—not!

October 31, 2019 Categorized in: Personal Development

It’s a common observation that many more women work in assistance roles like administrative assistant or executive assistant. The reasons for this are complex, but some of them do have a base in history.

Let’s clear up some sick myths

October 31, 2019 Categorized in: Personal Development

Like it or not, the summer is over, and we’re headed toward cold and flu season. Keep yourself and your co-workers as healthy as possible by not believing these common winter myths.
I initially planned on only one rant covering issues regarding The Printer Station. But, like many of our daily administrative indignities, this subject proved vast and complex.
“Being Indispensable” podcast host Liz Van Vliet applies Dr. Robert Cialdini’s principles to an EA’s role.
Become a better speller … Maybe your little mistake wasn’t that bad after all … Is it spam? … Aim for “desktop zero” … The dark history of coffee … Having plants around does indeed boost your productivity … Play idiom bingo!

Keep your composure: Here’s how

October 23, 2019 Categorized in: Personal Development

Composure is one of the best qualities you can have. When you remain composed, you stay in control of your emotions and the situation, leading you to make better decisions. When you feel yourself losing your cool, use one of these techniques.