Emotional Control in 2014

Dumb Little Man

For example, this is the underlying issue for those in need of anger management or for those that seem to go off the deep end when a small negative event happens. There’s a big difference between our reactions and our responses, but for many people out there, they are one in the same. So if you’re in the market for learning how to gain more control over your emotions or know someone who is, please read on… Read more ».

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Practically Perfect PA Survey 2014

Practically Perfect PA

Would you please take my 2014 reader survey? The post Practically Perfect PA Survey 2014 appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. Featured admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant Practically Perfect PA is nearly three years old.

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What can assistants expect in 2014?

Practically Perfect PA

Anyway here we are in 2014 and I hope that everyone is settling back into work after the Christmas and New Year break. I think assistants will have an interesting 2014, particularly as it is the International Year of the Secretary and Administrative Assistant with lots planned for our professional development. Niche networking is a big trend for 2014 so it would seem assistants are ahead of the curve on this one! Our managers appreciate us and we feel appreciated by them.

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Practically Perfect PA Survey: The industry snapshot 2014

Practically Perfect PA

This first blog is the Practically Perfect PA Survey: The industry snapshot 2014. The post Practically Perfect PA Survey: The industry snapshot 2014 appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. Featured Office Politics admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Practically Perfect PA survey The Industry Snapshot Virtual Assistant

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Tech Fest 2014 and excellent customer service

Practically Perfect PA

Back in June I was working on an event called Tech Fest 2014 , which was held at ExCeL London. I work with a really creative Events Manager and sometimes his ideas can be somewhat left field. During the course of Tech Fest we had a dedicated onsite manager who was available to us in case we needed anything from the venue. We had already met our onsite manager during our site visit and she was up to speed on all of the event details.

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Practically Perfect PA Survey 2014 Reminder

Practically Perfect PA

Would you please take my 2014 reader survey? The post Practically Perfect PA Survey 2014 Reminder appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. Featured admin administrators assistants EA Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant Thank you to everyone that has completed the Practically Perfect PA survey. So far we have received some great feedback but we would love to hear from more of you so please do take ten minutes out of your day to complete the questionnaire.

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Practically Perfect PA round up of 2014

Practically Perfect PA

I wanted to do a Practically Perfect round up for 2014. Below you will find links to my favourite posts from 2014. Which tasks should assistants manage? Stakeholder management tips for assistants. The ultimate guide to diary management. Managing your social media content. The post Practically Perfect PA round up of 2014 appeared first on Practically Perfect PA.

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Lights off as Avery launches green office week 2014

Practically Perfect PA

Organisers of the award-winning Green Office Week are delighted to announce that registration is now open for their 2014 campaign which will run from May 12 th – 16 th. Employees can visit the Green Office Week 2014 website and register to receive free daily downloadable content reflecting each daily theme and sign-up to receive a sample pack containing a range of recycled and FSC accredited products to try out at work.

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Which events should your boss attend in 2014?

Practically Perfect PA

Most of our organisations and our managers are continuing to question the return on investment and the value of business events. As assistants we filter through hundreds of requests for our managers to attend conferences throughout the year. These will allow you to suggest which events your boss should attend in 2014. . The great events will understand the importance of the environment in supporting your manager’s objectives.

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The ultimate guide to diary management

Practically Perfect PA

I have written a lot about diary management over the years, which is not surprising when you think assistants spend at the very least a third of their day organising their manager’s calendars. There are also a lot of tasks related to diary management, for example ensuring our managers get to their meetings on time, understand the reason for the meeting and are prepared for it. Diary Management fundamentals. Practical tips for diary Management.

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Managing your social media content

Practically Perfect PA

Here are my top ten tips for managing your social media – these are all tried and tested! This is the hardest part of managing your social media. The post Managing your social media content appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. Featured Key Skills admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant social media social networking Virtual Assistant These days most of us will have some sort of social media account.

Stakeholder management tips for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

As some of you will know I used to work in a department full of ‘change management professionals’ Their job was to initiate projects that would improve procedures or systems within other departments. Thankfully my colleagues had an arsenal of change management tools that enabled them to deal with even the most stubborn of employees. Here is my favourite tool to use when it comes to change management projects: Stakeholder Matrix.

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Which tasks should assistants manage?

Practically Perfect PA

There are so many ways we can help them with this from managing their calendar effectively, minimising interruptions and generally keeping them on track. Another way we can ensure our managers stay focused is to take control of certain tasks that they should really have no involvement with (or should just been informed as and when they need to be). Assistants should conduct research on behalf of their manager. Email and diary management.

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3 Simple Steps to Get Your Business on Track in 2014

Office Organization Success

Today, I’m going to share with you my top three simple steps so you can get your business on track in 2014: 1. If you missed the free workshop I held last December, Create Your 2014 Strategic Business Plan , you can access the recording here. . As we sit here at the start of a New Year, many of you may be wondering what the heck you’re going to do this year in your business.

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5 Simple Steps to Manage Your Anger

Dumb Little Man

Listed below, are the steps which could help you to manage your anger more effectively. We all are familiar with the negative impact anger has on our growth. So many people (myself included, at times) find it difficult to keep themselves from saying/doing something stupid simply because they cannot control their anger. Read more ». Brain Change Communicating Happiness How To Lifehacks Stress

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Outline of time management principles

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Outline of time management principles appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. I’ve yet to find a pithy quip that summarizes time management. Until that time, here’s my outline of time management principles. If you have a pithy quote that summarizes time-management, leave it in the comments below. You just finished reading Outline of time management principles ! Identify time over which you have control. Set systems for routine tasks. Use technology.

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Freelance Writing Course – Autumn 2014

Daily Writing Tips

Running a Writing Business : Freelance writing is like any business, and as such you’ll need to manage it efficiently if you want to increase your earnings over time. Twice a year we open the enrollment for our Freelance Writing Course. The course is a 6-week program aimed at people who want to get started making money freelance writing online.

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How I've Managed to Make Myself Happy

Dumb Little Man

I've had a happy, carefree childhood. For that, I feel lucky. Unfortunately, along the way I've picked up negative thinking habits. It was getting worse for me month by month. It felt like cooking a frog. If you slightly add to the heat, the frog won't even notice. And when you do notice, it's too late. Or so it would seem on the surface. I was there and got back again (yes, the Bilbo Baggins reference was no coincidence!)

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How to Manage the Rush Jobs

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Manage the Rush Jobs appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Fifteen minutes later another manager comes by looking for last-minute help with a PowerPoint presentation. How Project Management Apps Help You to Always Know Everything. You just finished reading How to Manage the Rush Jobs ! Recommended: Evernote Essentials The post How to Manage the Rush Jobs appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk.

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25 Guiding Questions to Identify and Manage Anxiety While Recovering

Dumb Little Man

The post 25 Guiding Questions to Identify and Manage Anxiety While Recovering appeared first on Dumb Little Man. You can’t enter a battlefield armed with only an arsenal of interrogative statements. However, acquiring a database of questions can definitely tame a few pesky weeds. For example, I might worry intensely every day. But maybe I can search inside myself to transfigure at least a good chunk of those worrisome thoughts into a mindset focused on recovery.

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Time Management is You Management

Clutter Coach

Republished by Blog Post Promoter Here are some helpful hints from Jan Hayner for managing your time , courtesy of the Clutter Control Freak Blog (sponsored by Stacks and Stacks , which has some fab organizing products). The post Time Management is You Management appeared first on Clutter Coach. Time Management by Originally posted 2008-06-27 15:20:00.

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The 2014 Productivityist Holiday Gift Guide

Productivityist

If you''re into using Evernote as a task management solution (I''m not) or you know someone your list who does, then this notebook is worth considering. 2014 marked the arrival of Harry''s in Canada, and I couldn''t have been happier when I finally received my first order. Related Stories The Top 3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Task Manager The One Productive Weekly Meeting You''re Not Having (But Should) The NOW Year and The New Year.

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New! Scholarship Application for 2014 Conference [TIME SENSITIVE]

Office Dynamics

Scholarship Application for 2014 Conference [TIME SENSITIVE] appeared first on Office Dynamics. Admin Assistant Training Career Management Creativity Current Events Networking Problem Solving Professional Image Self Development Teamwork Time Management Workplace Tools Administrative Conference Scholarship Application Announcement.

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Conference and Award for Executive Secretaries and PAs in Scotland: ACES 2014

Practically Perfect PA

Next up was Gilly MacMorran from Priority Management Scotland. My favourite piece of advice related to diary management – she said the gaps in between meetings are the most important parts of the day and must be treated as such. The post Conference and Award for Executive Secretaries and PAs in Scotland: ACES 2014 appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. Last week I spoke at the ACES conference in Edinburgh.

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Tips To Manage Your Energy

Simple Productivity Blog

The post Tips To Manage Your Energy appeared first on SimpleProductivityBlog.com. Productivity is not just about doing the right things the right way. In order to be at our best effectiveness, you have to take into account your energy. This article talks about our natural peaks and valleys, and how to harness them to the best. More great content can be found on the site at SimpleProductivityBlog.com.,

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How To Manage A Kindle Library

Simple Productivity Blog

Unfotunately, managing the electronic library can quickly get overwhelming. This week I share the strategies I use to manage my books as well as my reading workflow. The post How To Manage A Kindle Library appeared first on SimpleProductivityBlog.com. As I shared last week, I believe that ebooks are a great simplifier. They allow me to read more wherever I am. Unlike with paper books, you can''t sort them into piles, and it can be difficult to find what you are looking for.

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Use Lists to Manage Your Life

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Use Lists to Manage Your Life appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Lists are the simplest tool or system for managing your life. You just finished reading Use Lists to Manage Your Life ! Recommended: Evernote Essentials The post Use Lists to Manage Your Life appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. My wife is the queen of lists. She uses an iPHone 4s and can, a swipe and a couple of taps, pull up whatever information she needs to plan her next action.

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Top tip guide to managing global ground transport

Practically Perfect PA

Knowing this information will allow you to manage your travellers’ expectations – that way, when they get a Hyundai instead of a Mercedes S-Class, they’ll understand why! Also, if you are managing expenses and payments for travel, find out if your supplier can supply invoices from around the world in GBP. If they can, you can save yourself loads of time and you won’t have to manage any international payments and exchange rates. It sounds simple.

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It’s Not Poor Time Management…It’s Focus

Simple Productivity Blog

Recently I have observed several people whose time management skills are exceptional. It''s not poor time management.it''s poor focus management. The post It’s Not Poor Time Management…It’s Focus appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. They plan their day, pick their most important tasks, fill in gaps.and never get things done. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

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Simply Podtastic: My 2014 Essential Podcast Diet

Productivityist

Note: Before I reveal what has become my 2014 Podcast Diet, I''d like to discuss how thrilled I am that the podcasting medium has really started to explode in the past couple of years. One managed to stick around for two, as it was just added to the mix in the last update. "An information diet is not about consuming less; it’s about consuming right." – Clay Johnson, author of The Information Diet.

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The Emergence of Freelancer Management Systems

Small Business Labs

"Freelancer Management Systems (FMS)" is a term used to describe cloud-based systems that allow businesses to better engage and manage independent workers, freelancers and other contingent workers. These systems allow users to search for contingent talent and then activate, manage and pay the independent workers they hire.   Several organizations currently provide freelancer management systems including MBO Partners , Work Market , Elance-oDesk and On Force.

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Why Giving Up Can Be the Best Time Management and Productivity Technique

Dumb Little Man

However, from time to time we find that our time management skills and productivity start to suffer when we try to take on a particularly taxing task. Here are some reasons why giving up can be the best decision that you make for your time management and productivity. The post Why Giving Up Can Be the Best Time Management and Productivity Technique appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

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Eight reasons why assistants should use a travel management company

Practically Perfect PA

The travel agency will have a profile on each of your managers and colleagues so they automatically know their preferences when it comes to travel which will mean you don’t have to repeat the same details to the airline, the hotel, the car hire company etc. Booking directly will require you to use either your manager’s corporate credit card or their personal card and then ask them to claim the money back. CTI are one of the 15 top travel management companies in the UK.

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Speaker Lineup Announced for Administrative Assistant Conference 2014

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics International has announced the keynote presenters for its administrative professionals conference , the 21st Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence, to be held September 30 – October 3, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 24, 2014. The conference agenda has been curated around the theme for the 2014 conference — Collaborate, Create & Connect: Expand Your Influence. “I

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Home office clutter management

Clutter Coach

The post Home office clutter management appeared first on Clutter Coach. by Originally posted 2012-10-01 20:13:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter If you’re not lucky enough to have a separate room for your home office , you’ll make do on the dining table, or setting up a desk in a corner of the living room. This poses a special challenge because any clutter you leave on your desk is also now in the common living area for all to see.

Solopreneur Survey Results: 2013 Was a Good Year, Expectations Are Very High for 2014

The Solopreneur Life

T he year 2013 was a good one for solopreneurs and they have very high expectations for 2014. But to meet their expectations, solopreneurs must overcome challenges with cash flow, time management, and sales and marketing. 69 percent of those surveyed said they expect a revenue increase of 20 percent or more in 2014. Respondents said three perennial challenges — cash flow, time management, and sales and marketing — continue to cause the most pain. •

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5 Tips for Effective Phone Management

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 5 Tips for Effective Phone Management appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Here are some ways to manage your telephone use: Schedule time for outgoing calls. You just finished reading 5 Tips for Effective Phone Management ! Recommended: Evernote Essentials The post 5 Tips for Effective Phone Management appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. The telephone has been a part of our lives for so long we probably don’t even think of it as technology.

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[Free Training] 4 Key Online Business Management Systems

Office Organization Success

If so, I’d like to invite you to join me for a free training next week that I just set up for the express purpose of talking about online business management and marketing systems. An all-in-one ecommerce platform and a list management service. I have a lot of readers who have been asking me for more information on which online systems are the best ones to use for their solo service business. Are you one of them?

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The 2014 Productivityist Holiday Gift Guide

Productivityist

If you’re into using Evernote as a task management solution (I’m not) or you know someone your list who does, then this notebook is worth considering. Harry’s 2014 marked the arrival of Harry’s in Canada, and I couldn’t have been happier when I finally received my first order.

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Here’s 5 Simple Strategies to Manage Your Business

Office Organization Success

This week’s article looks at the concept of managing your business BEFORE your market your business. It’s been a BIG week here; the younger two headed back to school on Monday, and my husband & I drove our oldest up to Toledo to move him into college there—some of you have already seen the pictures on Facebook.

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Manage Expectations with Email

Clutter Coach

If you find yourself constantly interrupted by emails and calls (and can't seem to resist answering/looking at them), try managing the expectations of your correspondents this way. Originally posted 2008-05-29 09:15:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter People put a variety of information in their email signature files , from business phone numbers to favorite quotations to colorful images of their signatures.

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Management Practices That Make Employees Quit

On The Job

People leave managers A Gallup poll of more than 1 million employed U.S. People leave managers, not companies. In the end, turnover is mostly a manager issue,” Gallup reports. What many managers may not realize is that what they consider “tough” management techniques they believe necessary to get results are actually poor strategies that lead to turnover and poorer performance. So it’s time to break the bad habits that are making you a terrible manager.

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7 Tips to Manage Time and Priorities

Office Dynamics

My ‘To Do’ list is getting bigger and bigger; I am managing more people than ever before; and more people need my time and attention than ever before. Like me, I’m sure you are in the a similar situation trying to manage time and priorities when we seem to have way too little time and way too many priorities. 7 Tips to Manage Time and Priorities. How Do You Manage Time and Priorities Effectively? Hello, Motivators!

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