Self-Assessment

Here are a few highlights from an ABC News web poll a few years back that asked readers for the worst thing a boss ever told them:
Stress may be inevitable, and it can be a positive force. But your ability to keep from burning out is important not just for your productivity in the office but your physical health, as well.
Even if your co-workers are your only customers, applying the principles of great customer service will allow you to sell your skills at a premium price.
Test yourself by circling the one word in each of the following pairs that’s spelled correctly.
Showing consideration for your co-workers isn’t merely polite. Those surveyed for the staffing firm Office Angels said they’re more likely to help considerate co-workers, and that those colleagues are more deserving of promotion than annoying office mates. What are the top irritating behaviors?
A well-crafted task list allows you to focus your full attention on the most important matters without worrying that something will “fall through the cracks.”
Don’t miss opportunities because you’re drowning in minutiae. Test your tolerance for imperfection by whether these statements describe you:
A tidy workplace should enable you to work faster, but some hide a secret: You may be wasting time, effort and resources on unproductive tasks. Don’t let your drive for neatness and perfection derail your work. Check whether your office is simply organized or efficient, as well, with this list:
This content requires a subscription. PLEASE LOGIN Email Address: Password:   Forgot Password? | Setup Username/Password Subscribe today to get: The nation’s premier newsletter for administrative professionals Unlimited access to AdminProToday.com — updated daily! Skill-building online training, plus valuable forms, templates, skills assessments and more Expert advice on office technology, business communication, workplace politics and […]
This content requires a subscription. PLEASE LOGIN Email Address: Password:   Forgot Password? | Setup Username/Password Subscribe today to get: The nation’s premier newsletter for administrative professionals Unlimited access to AdminProToday.com — updated daily! Skill-building online training, plus valuable forms, templates, skills assessments and more Expert advice on office technology, business communication, workplace politics and […]
Sound more credible, competent and convincing by using “power talk.” That’s the term coined by communication expert George Walther to mean that every word you use creates value for you. Practice these techniques.