March, 2024

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Want to Reduce Digital Distractions? Brain Coach Jim Kwik Shares Strategies for Better Focus

Success

For most, living in this day and age requires a level of digital immersion, inundating us with notifications and constant connectivity. While most people understand that constant digital distractions may not be great for us, the damage is hard to measure. Jim Kwik, brain coach and New York Times bestselling author of Limitless , says these digital distractions can also be a massive hindrance to our productivity and success.

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Ep 265: Wesley Tran on Seeking Learning Opportunities as an Assistant

LEADERASSISTANT.COM

Wesley Tran is an executive assistant, executive coach, and a longtime subscriber of The Leader Assistant Premium Membership. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Wesley talks about his young career as an assistant, how coaching and community guides him in his role, being a male in a female dominated role, and more. LEADERSHIP QUOTE The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do. – Kobe Bryant CONNECT WITH WESLEY Wesley on

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Leveraging Automation and Technology for Procedures

All Things Admin

When it comes to developing, updating, and sharing your procedures, automation and technology can be invaluable resources. As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more prevalent in virtually every field, those who embrace it will find themselves significantly ahead of the game. There are many benefits to leveraging technology in procedures. It helps reduce time and effort, accommodates more complex procedures and processes, and makes it easy for remote teams to work together.

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Executive Assistant vs Personal Assistant

Office Dynamics

Understand the distinctions and overlaps between an executive assistant and a personal assistant.

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Unlock Your Productivity: Simple Steps for Every Professional

Unlock your full potential with our comprehensive guide on productivity. This detailed resource explores the three fundamental pillars of effective task management: Todo List Mastery, Time Management, and Habit Optimization. Learn to capture and prioritize your tasks effectively, schedule them using proven strategies like the Pomodoro Technique, and maintain your productivity through consistent habit tracking.

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Confidence vs. Arrogance: Where’s the Line?

Eat Your Career

In the dance of professional conduct, confidence moves gracefully, turning heads with its poise and assurance. Arrogance, on the other hand, stomps around and demands attention. No one wants to be thought of as arrogant. In fact, many of us fear it so much, we go to extremes. We end up hiding in the shadows for fear that any attention at all will get us labelled arrogant.

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Need Help Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety? Communications Expert Matt Abrahams Offers Tips to Find Your Confidence

Success

Whether interviewing for your dream job or networking at an industry event, building up the courage to speak in public can feel nerve-wracking at best and downright terrifying at worst. The good news is that you’re not alone—not even a little bit. In fact, researchers estimate that 70% of the population experiences feelings of nervousness when speaking in front of others.

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Unlock the Future of Home Business Opportunities: Vote on Your Next Learning Adventure

Tips From T. Marie

Hello, Emerging Business Titans and Artisans of the Home Office! Time to talk about home business opportunities available to you. In a world where the only constant is change, staying ahead of the curve isn’t just smart—it’s essential. Especially for us, the daring souls navigating the exciting (and occasionally chaotic) waters of home business ownership and virtual assistance.

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Biophilic design has a long history and an even bigger future

Workplace Insight

There are plenty of definitions of the modish concept of biophilic design around right now. But perhaps nobody can top that of Erich Fromm, the sociologist and psychoanalyst who first described it in his 1973 book The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness as “The passionate love of life and all that is alive”. The term biophilia was later popularised more dryly in a 1984 book by the biologist Edward O.

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Steel Magnolias, Barbie, and Other Wise Women – In Celebration of a Complicated Women’s History Month By Bonnie Low-Kramen

Bonnie Low-Krayman

The women of the world represent 40% of the employed population and 49.6% of the total population. That makes Women’s History Month an ideal time to acknowledge and honor women with wisdom from other women. After all, no one knows better about how to move forward with confidence, strength, grace, and self-respect. We are all standing on the shoulders of others who came before us.

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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The Balanced Teammate: Leading & Following with Grace

Eat Your Career

In our modern work environment, the dynamics of teamwork have evolved, demanding more from each individual. To thrive in this setting, professionals need to understand what it means to be a balanced teammate. This is my own terminology for a critically important, though rarely talked about skillset. The idea is simple: Being a balanced teammate means you know when (and how) to step up and lead AND when (and how) to step back and follow.

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When Hybrid Work Just Becomes Work

Allwork

The percentage of people working from home has stabilized at around 28% after the pandemic, a significant increase from the pre-pandemic level of 5%. By 2026, the trend of working from home will once again rise, potentially becoming the dominant work model, challenging the existing workplace industrial complex (WIC) that thrives on traditional office-centric infrastructure.

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7 Lies Women Have Been Told at Work That Hold Them Back From Success—And the Truth They Need to Know Instead

Success

Years ago, Bonnie Hammer , vice chairman of NBCUniversal, was at Universal Studios in Orlando, where she accepted an invitation to ride the “daunting” Jurassic World VelociCoaster. She noticed once she was on the ride that she was surrounded by men laughing and screaming. She was the only woman on the ride—and it wasn’t because the other women were scared, she says—at least not of the ride itself.

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Busting Common Myths About Business Ownership- What You Need To Know

Tips From T. Marie

Have you ever dreamed of launching your own business, imagining a life of freedom, creativity, and endless success? Before you dive into the entrepreneurial pool, it’s time to debunk some persistent myths about business ownership. Let’s separate fact from fiction and set the stage for real success with a friendly and conversational reality check.

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Elevating the Virtual Interviewing Experience

Sharing your authentic self in a virtual interview can be an unwanted challenge. How do you break through the digital barrier when conducting a virtual interview and share your exceptional self? Think in unconventional ways to elevate the virtual interviewing experience.

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UK office occupancy levels reach post-pandemic peak

Workplace Insight

New data from Remit Consulting suggests that UK office occupancy rates have risen to their highest level since the start of the pandemic. Although still below pre-pandemic levels, the data indicates a gradual return to more office-based work patterns. The ReTurn Report is compiled by Remit Consulting each week. It uses data provided by building managers in ten cities based on their property’s access control systems.

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Ep 261: Cara Silverman – Manager, Executive Support at Duolingo

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Cara Silverman has worked at several big tech companies including MongoDB and Zocdoc, and joined Duolingo last year to lead their Executive Support organization. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Cara talks about growing your career as an executive assistant, managing a team of assistants, and tips for interviewing and being interviewed.

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Episode 519: Lindsey Roy Talks About Overcoming Adversity with Perspective

Productivityist

In this inspiring episode, I sit down with Lindsey Roy , who shares her incredible journey of overcoming adversity through a profound change in perspective. Lindsey’s story of losing a leg and both lungs is nothing short of remarkable, and her insights into harnessing personal tragedy to cultivate wisdom and a new outlook on life are both enlightening and uplifting.

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Workers Overwhelmed, Disengaged Even As AI Use Shortens Workday

Allwork

The average length of a typical workday is decreasing, but it’s not due to workers becoming lazy. New data suggest productivity gains in the workforce are slimming the average workday down. According to the 2024 State of the Workplace report published by ActivTrak , which analyzed data from over 135,000 employees, there has been a 15% reduction in the average workday length due to efficiency gains — with more employees completing tasks in less time.

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Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

New vaccine mandates and testing policies will affect employers with more than 100 workers. Get Paycor’s free, customizable vaccination policy template to communicate critical details and new requirements to your employees. Get Paycor’s Template today!

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Professional vs Personal Development: What’s the Difference?

Success

In the fast-paced world of business, where change is the only constant, investing in your professional development isn’t just a wise choice—it’s a strategic move. One of the cornerstones of this approach is the belief that entrepreneurship is an extension of our aspirations, making entrepreneurship a lifestyle. This is where professional development extends far beyond traditional career advancement, and we get into the zone of professional vs. personal development.

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Online Tech Every Business Owner Should Know & Understand

Tips From T. Marie

Just like you, I love the sense of adventure that comes with running our own shows. But when it comes to the online world, it’s not just about swashbuckling through cyberspace – we need to be well-armed with knowledge too. So let’s chat about the techy stuff that can make or break our businesses. Here is a list of digital online tech that every business owner should know: 1.

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A third of people say they have experienced a toxic manager

Workplace Insight

A third of employees (33 percent) in the UK have experienced a toxic manager at work in the past five years, and over four in ten (41 percent) have left a job due to their dissatisfaction with management. The findings are from Corndel’s Workplace Training Report 2024 , based on research conducted with 250 HR decision makers at large organisations and 1,000 UK employees.

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Ep 264: Rachel Bennett on Serving the Work

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Rachel Bennett is a curious, self-motivator who loves to learn new ways to make life more efficient and effective for her executive. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Rachel talks about learning your role while onboarding an executive, communicating with an executive who travels extensively, and serving the work. LEADERSHIP QUOTE A day wasted on others is not wasted on oneself. – Charles Dickens CONNECT WITH RACHEL Rachel on LinkedIn ABOUT RACHEL Rachel Bennett serves as executive

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Is Training the Right Solution?

Speaker: Tim Buteyn

Let's set the scene: you’ve identified a critical performance gap in your organization and need to close that gap. A colleague suggests training, but you suspect there’s something going on that training can’t address. How can you determine if training is the right solution before you commit your budget and resources to a new training program? In this webinar, you will learn how to determine if training is the right solution using the Behavior Engineering Model.

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Episode 518: Nuance | PM Talks S1:E3

Productivityist

Welcome to the latest episode of our monthly series, PM Talks, where we delve deep into the nuances of productivity, creativity, and the art of living a thoughtful life. In this episode, Patrick and I have taken an explorative dive into the realms of language evolution, the essence of creativity, and the significance of nuance in our fast-paced world.

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Indie Coworking Spaces Rise in a Corporate Dominated Market

Allwork

Indie coworking spaces offer a personalized experience emphasizing community and collaboration, appealing to professionals who value these aspects over the expansive networks of larger firms like WeWork and Regus. The alignment of coworking users’ values — often seeking community, productivity, and networking — with the ethos of indie coworking spaces may challenge the market dominance of larger operators.

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Chaya Milchtein Empowers Women by Educating Them About Cars

Success

When Chaya Milchtein was about to turn 18 years old, she created a GoFundMe fundraiser for herself. “I was aging out of foster care—it was 2013, and I was pretty desperate to find a job,” she explains. One person reached out to her based on the campaign and asked, “What’s going to be the most helpful to you to transition into the next part of your life?

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Use These 9 Joyful Business Strategies for Stressed Out Entrepreneurs

Tips From T. Marie

I recently read a post on a small business forum where someone had asked the question “Is it normal to feel overwhelmed in your business?” The answers varied, but a common theme emerged — a sense of overwhelming pressure seemed to be a shared experience, particularly among women in the group. Frankly, this breaks my heart. Starting a business should never equate to cultivating our biggest stressor.

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Revitalizing Dry Content: A Lesson in Engagement

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

We’ve all been there. You’ve been given a pile of dry content and asked to create a compelling eLearning course. You’re determined to create something more engaging than the same old course that learners quickly click through, but how do you take this “boring” content and create something relevant and engaging? Many instructional designers will say, “Boring in means boring out.

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People want to work in an office some of the time, but don’t like mandates and lack of flexibility

Workplace Insight

More than half (51 percent) of UK workers are in favour of some form of so-called return to office (RTO) policy, but flexibility is key to any office mandated approach, according to a new poll from Owl Labs. The survey suggest that while UK workers recognise some benefits when it comes to mandates – where employees are required to be in the office for a set number of days – they want the flexibility to choose when they work from the office.

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Ep 262: The Power of Networking with Maggie Olson

LEADERASSISTANT.COM

Maggie Olson is the Founder of Nova Chief of Staff, the premier destination for Chief of Staff education and development. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Maggie talks about the power of networking. She walks through a hands-on network exercise, talks about how to network practically, using your c-suite vantage point, and more. CONNECT WITH MAGGIE Maggie on LinkedIn Nova Chief of Staff Certification Course ABOUT MAGGIE Maggie Olson is the Founder of Nova Chief of Staff, the premi

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Episode 517: Chris Knudsen Talks About Unconventional Business Wisdom

Productivityist

In this episode, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Chris Knudsen , author of the non-traditional business book, “Trust Me, I’m a Consultant.” Chris shared insights into the unconventional approach to writing a business book, reflecting on his extensive experience in the corporate world and his successful transition to self-employment.