People Skills

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Are you smarter than your boss?

April 8, 2016 Categorized in: Managing the Boss

Your boss has a lot of say over your job, but what happens when you’re pretty sure you know better?
Question: “Five months ago I was hired as an admin at a telecommunications company. Recently I’ve come to realize that while my boss and I do get along, he’s kind of a classic jerk—and everyone warned me about it. He’s rude, condescending, argumentative and sometimes just plain mean, but he seems to get away with a lot because he’s apparently terrific at bringing in profits. Does anyone but me feel there’s something not right about working so hard for someone you find personally offensive, even if you need the paycheck and your work relationship is perfectly functional?” – Valerie, Administrative Assistant

Build positive co-worker relationships

March 15, 2016 Categorized in: Teamwork

Building positive relationships with your co-workers is the key to a good work environment, writes Carol Williams for iMindQ.

Negotiate like a pro

March 8, 2016 Categorized in: Negotiating

In a negotiation, neither party holds all of the cards, writes Michael Mamas for Entrepreneur. With the right approach, you can excel in your negotiations.
So you think your workplace performance speaks for itself and that everything you do is amazing. Guess who might not see it that way.

Learn to build trust in the workplace

February 16, 2016 Categorized in: Teamwork

It’s important to be able to trust the people you work with day in and day out. It can, however, be hard to communicate this trustworthiness to others.

5 tips to becoming a great leader

February 10, 2016 Categorized in: Supervising

If you’re looking to step into a leadership role, it’s important to take a look at how you act in the workplace. Situation Management Sys­­tem, Inc. shares five tips for being a great leader.
Personal assistants help ensure suc­­cess­­ful executives stay on top of their work, writes Suzanne Locke for The National. Helen Clarke, personal assistant to Richard Branson (the founder of Virgin Group), knows just how much is expected in the job.

You CAN avoid workplace politics

January 27, 2016 Categorized in: Workplace Etiquette

Workplace politics are inevitable, so it’s essential you find a way to deal with it professionally, according to Uloop.

Bad habits kill good communication

January 20, 2016 Categorized in: Workplace Etiquette

Communication is essential to a successful office, but no matter how much we practice our communication skills, there are still bad habits. These bad habits can kill your conversations right out of the gate, writes Kristin Wong for Lifehacker. By working on breaking them, you can im­­prove your communication skills.

Negotiating for the outcome you want

January 19, 2016 Categorized in: Negotiating

When you’re trying to negotiate something at work, it can be hard to figure out the best way to successfully talk to a co-worker, writes Robert Cialdini for AG Professional. Here are some key points for talking to co-workers and negotiating the outcome you desire.
While it’s usually CEOs getting interviewed about their achievements, the people that help make those achievements possible are just as important, says April Capochino Myers for Greater Baton Rouge Business Report. Executive assistants have to stay organized and ready for any task their high-profile boss might throw at them. Here are a few executive assistants making headlines of their own.