Is it repetitive strain syndrome?

September 5, 2019 Categorized in: Self-Assessment

Workers in office environments are especially vulnerable. Try to be aware of signs of repetitive strain injury in yourself and your colleagues and correct them early on.

Self-assess without undue stress

September 5, 2019 Categorized in: Self-Assessment

It can be tough to embrace this part of your job, but self-assessment should really be something you look forward to. Here are some things to remember.
You are a top-performing, high-achieving assistant who has accomplished much. So where do you go from here? What might be missing from your bag of skills?

4 reasons to rethink goal-setting

September 13, 2018 Categorized in: Self-Assessment

It’s simply a given that leaders carefully set and monitor lofty goals, and it’s an accepted trope of managerial culture that we encourage others to do the same. But it’s important to examine the possible downsides of relentless goal-setting.
You know you’re reliable. But that doesn’t count for much unless people have faith in your follow-through. The more they perceive you as someone who stands by what she says, the more they’ll trust you to deliver on your promises.

Take the Admin Survivor Challenge!

August 2, 2018 Categorized in: Self-Assessment

Do you think you’ve acquired enough wisdom to make it through all 10 of these questions without a single slipup?
You may be excited for the opportunity to do something new—and showcase your talents—but just make sure that it doesn’t end up being a big waste of your time and energy. Follow these tips.
Next time you’re preparing for a moment in the spotlight, rehearse in front of a video camera. Then view the video, staying as objective as possible. “People will judge you by your appearance and your body language. And they’ll do it quickly,” says Carol Kinsey Goman, executive coach and author of The Nonverbal Advantage.
As you go through your career, you’ll learn that every workplace has its own set of characters. But some types are better than others—and some are so bad no one wants to work with them.
Feedback is crucial in the workplace. The problem is that giving feedback can put you or your work position in jeopardy, depending on how it’s perceived by your co-workers or boss. Stephanie Vozza, writing at Fast Company, suggests ways to give constructive feedback without hurting your relationships or opportunities at work.

Checked your E.Q. lately?

August 22, 2016 Categorized in: Self-Assessment

Being aware of others’ feelings (emotional intelligence, or E.Q.) can help to improve work interactions. Melissa Moore, writing at Time’s Motto, offers these tips to stay aware of co-workers’ personality styles and make meaningful connections.

3 tactics to getting back on track

July 26, 2016 Categorized in: Self-Assessment

It is better to realize you are stuck and unable to move forward on a big task than it is to avoid it.
So you think your workplace performance speaks for itself and that everything you do is amazing. Guess who might not see it that way.