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A new email extension called Crystal can help bring more empathy to your email conversations. The most important thing is adapting to other people’s written language, says Crystal founder Drew D’agostino.
Burnout can affect anyone at any point. Sometimes it’s a sign you need to make a serious change in your life. Other times you just need to make some changes to your routine that will help change your outlook toward your work, says Sujan Patel, vice president of marketing at When I Work. There’s plenty of well-worn advice on what types of small changes to try, but Patel offers some suggestions you may not have considered.
What would you consider to be the “Mount Rushmore” of workplace conduct essentials—the four simplest attitudes or practices that an admin must master quickly to advance in a career? Here are the ones we believe deserve a place on any monument.
To become a superstar at work, you need to extend your knowledge of the job to knowledge of the organization.
If you run into a string of these pesky nightmares, or even one whopper, it’s probably time to take stock of your situation and acknowledge your stress is worth addressing.
Boat rockers, contrarians, call them whatever you like—sometimes these people become office stars because their courage naturally attracts followers and admirers. But how do you assert yourself and effect change without being a mere irritant?
One of Lisa Olsen’s favorite topics to discuss with assistants is the art and science of personal mastery. At the core of personal mastery is self-awareness.
It can happen to any of us, says author Holly Caplan, so if it does, have these tips already in mind.
You feel you’ve almost got minute-taking down, but there’s still that tiny flutter of apprehension going into a meeting. See if our Q&A soothes your mind.
I know assistants already add value every day. And yet in today’s accelerated world, everyone needs to up their game. Thinking of yourself as an ambassador can set you apart and contribute tremendously to your organization’s success.
These days many young people see no need to wait their turn before moving up the ladder of success – and their refusal to patiently stand in line is the right idea, says Michelle A. Turman, author of Jumping the Queue: Achieving Great Things Before You’re Ready.
Whether they’re a screamer, a blamer, a nit-picking perfectionist, an over- or under-delegator, or just a plain old bully, bad bosses are as common as the jobs they supervise. Here’s how to stay sane and get ahead.
When you leave a job with an organization, your responsibility to that company doesn’t completely end on your last day, says Cheryl Hyatt of Hyatt-Fennell, an executive search firm.
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