Personal Development

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.

How to approach meeting new people

November 2, 2017 Categorized in: Personal Development

Your approach to networking can make the difference in being noticed or ignored by important players.
The right Google Chrome extensions can make you wonder how you ever coped with work before them. Here are five recommendations for extensions that can make your work life a little easier.
It can be jarring to suddenly be paired with someone new when a longtime boss leaves—especially because it may put you in a position where you have to prove your worth all over again. How do you quickly build a relationship and show what you can do without bragging?

Want p.m. pep?

November 2, 2017 Categorized in: Personal Development

If your energy and motivation dip after lunch, incorporate these steps into your afternoon routine.
Admins who work in a group environment may be uncertain about taking a job as an executive assistant where they’d work closely with just one person. How do you decide if the role switch is right for you?
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Before you deploy the search and rescue over a tightly scheduled project that seems like it will never cross the finish line, remember these tips when scheduling more work around it.
Very few people will actually tell you, so it’s time to look in the mirror. Ask yourself these four questions.