Personal Development

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Say what needs to be said

December 7, 2017 Categorized in: Personal DevelopmentSpeaking

Assertiveness doesn’t come naturally to everyone, so you might find it difficult to speak up when you feel you’ve been wronged. But with practice and a calm demeanor you can learn how.
LaTika Tillis says she stumbled into the financial industry by accident and found her way to a company she loves: STA Wealth Management in Houston.

Criticized! Rejected! What now?

December 7, 2017 Categorized in: Personal Development

If handled properly, failure can lead to even greater success down the road, but it can be difficult to think positively in the moment when you experience rejection. Consider these tips.
Professional clothing can take a chunk out of your wallet and be a little uncomfortable at times, so how important is it to “dress up” for work? That’s what one reader asked recently on the Admin Pro Forum.
We all have to do things we don’t like sometimes—it’s part of life. But there are some stressors you can eliminate that will make your career and your life better.

1-Minute Strategies: January ’18

December 7, 2017 Categorized in: Personal Development

Focus on one goal in 2018 … Pump yourself up before a meeting or presentation … The 2017 Ig Nobels have been awarded … Wild dogs are democratic … No, you can’t pay your late fees with Chuck E. Cheese tokens … Talented kitties save lives
Here are some tips for staying productive when working at home.
As a hospital CEO, I’ve seen many résumés come across my desk—from physicians to clerical staff—and the red flags remain the same regardless of the position. Don’t give your prospective employer any excuse to eliminate your résumé before you get the interview! Here are my top five red flags.
Harvard University business professor Teresa Amabile wanted to debunk the myths about creativity in the workplace. For years, she ran a diary study of hundreds of employees “to look at creativity in the wild.” Amabile uncovered these myths.

Shake off a negative mindset

November 2, 2017 Categorized in: Personal Development

If you’re often consumed by negativity at work, it’s easy to blame the boss, co-workers or the organization for your feelings. However, it’s possible that your own mindset and emotions are actually causing your misery.
An executive assistant needs thorough organizational and communication skills, and that’s what Leah Ward says she has learned in her position as a freelance executive assistant to three CEOs at startup companies.
Many office dwellers are in need of a little peace at work this season, no matter which set of holidays they celebrate. But stay ‘nice’ under all that pressure (Santa’s watching, after all), and take a quiet moment to B.R.E.A.T.H.E. while considering these tips.