Self-Assessment

Tested your EQ lately?

October 22, 2014 Categorized in: Personal DevelopmentSelf-Assessment

Emotional intelligence is seen by many experts as a prime quality of leadership. Take this quiz and see how you’re doing when interacting with your team.
At times, you may feel your motivation begin to flag. But while a little dysphoria is normal, the blues can turn into full-blown job burnout.
Most of us have had periods at work where it seems all we’re doing is putting out fires and dealing with interruptions. But when those occasional periods turn into everyday experience, it can lead quickly to burnout. Take this quiz and see how well you cope.
Many misused words and phrases have be­­come so common they’re now in­­cluded in some dictionaries, but they once had correct usages. Here’s a list of phrases you might be saying wrong.

Develop a personal feedback system

August 12, 2014 Categorized in: Self-Assessment

When you’re ready to make personal improvements, start with self-reflection, then track your progress with a personal feedback system, Sarah Chang writes.
The best administrative professionals plan for success by setting personal goals and objectives. Assess your goal-setting strength with this quiz.
Are you a good leader? Are you a good teammate? Would your teammates evaluate you the same way you evaluate yourself? Are you sure? Here’s a self-audit.
Feeling off your game at work, but not sure where you’re falling short? The best thing to do is to ask your co-workers. Lifehacker’s Alan Henry shares three ways to get their honest feedback.
Intuition involves a number of skills: close observation, careful analysis, critical thinking, good judgment and sound reasoning. If you think you’re lacking in intuitive skill, never fear.
Stress can show up in strange ways that you confuse for something else. You need to pay attention because chronic stress puts you at increased risk for serious health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes and depression. Experts identify six signs that you could be overstressed.
Laurie Ruettimann is a former HR leader and a speaker, writer and career advisor. She blogs at “The Cynical Girl.” We sought her advice for developing a great career as an admin, as well as what it takes to work well with the HR team.
Failure lets you know you’re doing something right, admin and blogger Julie Perrine writes.

Regrouping after a rejection at work

August 27, 2013 Categorized in: Self-Assessment

Workplace rejection is a painful but expected part of life. Of course, no one wants to be turned down for a job or promotion, but when it does happen there are ways you can cope. Here are three strategies offered by Debra Wheatman, of Careers Done Write.