Personal Development

Hey, are you rich?

August 4, 2021 Categorized in: Personal Development

Do you find yourself wondering how your life would be different—or better—if you had more?
Treat every meeting invite as if it were the first one … Make a Concessions Wish List … What we learned from the “Friends” reunion … Doesthedogdie.com has a very practical purpose … Is your fear of flying controlling you?
Q: “What recourse does an employer have against an employee if we are requiring them to complete an attestation form regarding the employee’s covid vaccination status? Can the employer terminate the employee or prevent them from reporting to work until the form has been completed? By requiring the employee to respond to the request, is the company violating any HIPAA, ADA or PHI laws?” – Anonymous, Hawaii
Over the last eighteen months, virtually everything in our daily lives was affected by covid-19, including our eye health.
From a young age, Jesse Genet was full of ideas and grew frustrated at what she saw as a disconnect between what she could imagine and what she knew how to build. But she had a natural interest in “extreme learning”—putting oneself in a position to learn as a means to an end, and necessary to move on to the next thing.

Taking care of you

July 7, 2021 Categorized in: Personal Development

As an assistant you can easily get burned out. You may not realize it until you are too tired, frustrated or agitated, or lose your temper. You must learn to take care of yourself.
Here’s how to avoid becoming a victim of a ransomware attack.
Question: I have trouble staying on task for very long if it’s repetitive or boring. I allow myself to get distracted so easily! How do you deal with this?
July 15 is National Check-Your-Office-Signs Day … Language wins every time  … Plagiarizing: evil, right? … Some social media celebrities simply have their own way of doing things … An odd secret of gasoline prices
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.