October, 2021

Managing colleagues who bypass you to get to your Executive

Practically Perfect PA

Managing colleagues who bypass you to get to your Executive I'm sure every Assistant will have at some point experienced a colleague who constantly goes to their Executive with every issue, question, idea before speaking to the Assistant. Am I right? I thought so!

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The Global Survey on Platform Based Freelancers

Small Business Labs

The recently released Global Survey on Freelancing covers data gleaned from over 1900 freelancers from across the globe. 

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The Future Driven Podcast - Hospitality & Value with ProAssisting

ProAssisting Blog

Recently, I was interviewed on the Future Driven podcast by Adam Kopp. It was a great conversation that allowed me to share more about the beginnings of ProAssisting and how we help Executives, Board Members, and Entrepreneurs thrive in their roles.

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Here’s Why Being Truthful Can’t Include Pretending

Virtual Moxie

More than you’d imagine, I hear from folks who find themselves in uncomfortable situations with colleagues and/or clients that have them upset, concerned about something, feeling worried, or generally feeling off, sometimes for days.

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Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

How to Organize Your Day

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Organize Your Day appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Do you ever rush out of the house in the morning, five minutes late, only to realize you left something important behind? Do you find yourself scrambling to complete an endless list of tasks at work before leaving the office … Continue reading → You just finished reading How to Organize Your Day ! Consider leaving a comment! Recommended: Evernote Essentials.

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The ultimate guide to managing your Executive’s emails

Practically Perfect PA

The ultimate guide to managing your Executive's emails Managing an Executive's emails is a fundamental part of the Assistant role and saves the Executive considerable time and stress. Because let's face so many of us still get very stressed out by email and the constant need to read, reply and [.].

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Stripe on the Growth of the Creator Economy and Creators' Income

Small Business Labs

Stripe  is one of the most successful and highly valued fintech companies.    They provide widely adopted online payments infrastructure products and services - including to creator economy companies.

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How to Avoid Being Pigeonholed at Work

Eat Your Career

If you’ve been attempting to advance your career for a while without success, you may be a victim of “pigeonholing.” Put simply, being pigeonholed at work means that people have developed such a strong image of you in your current position, they can’t even imagine you doing anything else.

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Moxie Tip #17: Push/Pull

Virtual Moxie

First do what YOU want, and then attract the clients who think that’s terrific. Pull is far easier than push. The post Moxie Tip #17: Push/Pull appeared first on AssistU. Moxie Tips

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Study: Work Interruptions Aren't Always Bad

On The Job

Does it get on your last nerve when you're in the "zone" at work and then someone interrupts you? If so, you're not alone. But interruptions aren't always a bad thing, finds a new study by the University of Missouri.

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Facebook is Down! This is Why Your Business Should Never Rely On Social Media

Tips From T. Marie

Back in 2015 I wrote an article about using a social media page as your website. Today Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went down. In fact, they are still offline as I write this article. I can’t help but wonder how many businesses are in a panic because they use a Facebook page as their website.

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How to raise emotionally intelligent kids

Ideas.Ted

This post is part of TED’s “How to Be a Better Human” series, each of which contains a piece of helpful advice from people in the TED community; browse through all the posts here. I’d like you to take a moment and imagine you’re four years old.

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Social Commerce Forecast to Boom

Small Business Labs

One of the hottest investment firms is Ark Investment Management.    Their investment focus is on firms creating disruptive innovation and their stable of exchange-traded funds has around $40 billion invested in them.

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How to Work With (and For) Difficult People

Eat Your Career

Let’s be honest: The workplace is full of difficult people! You aren’t going to “love” everyone you work with or for, but you still have to find a way to create productive working relationships with them.

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Moxie Tip #16: Building Trust

Virtual Moxie

Some people are naturally easily trusting. Others struggle. If you have a client who’s struggling, suggest that s/he give you a small thing to handle (take a small risk). Handle it superbly. Make sure s/he’s delighted. Do it again. Then again.

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There Is Power in Writing Your Personal Story: Here’s How to Start

Success

I can hear my client’s breath on the phone, and it feels like the sliding door of an elevator opening—that moment when you aren’t sure whether you’ll be alone on a seconds-long ride of life—when she exhales and says, “I’m not very good with dates and times.

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Research: Female Managers Focus More on Well-Being of Workers

On The Job

Corporate women in America are more burned out than men, but continue to offer greater support to their teams than their male counterparts, finds a new study from LeanIn.Org and McKinsey and Co.

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Ep 136: Nick Ginsburg on Authenticity and Community

Go Burrows

Nick Ginsburg is a passionate and innovative Executive Assistant and mental health advocate.

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Poynter Series on Journalists Going Freelance

Small Business Labs

The Poynter Institute is a non-profit that explores "the intersection of journalism, technology and the public interest."  "  They also provide training for journalists and programs that support their role in society.    They recently released a series of articles on freelancing. 

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Looking for a Promotion? 3 Ways Managers Evaluate You

Eat Your Career

This video is an excerpt from a live training session with Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer. The full video (“Get that Promotion! Strategies for Career Advancement”) is available in the Career Success Library. The article below summarizes the video content.

How Can You Be Sure That It’s Time?

Virtual Moxie

How can you be sure that it’s time to let a client go, time to change your business model, time to find training or sit for a certification, or time for…well, anything, really? When do you really know that you’re ready?

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10 Years After His Death, Steve Jobs Still Inspires Our Imaginations

Success

There’s a scene near the beginning of the film Steve Jobs , in which the titular character, played by Michael Fassbender, is about to go on stage and introduce the world to the Macintosh.

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Do This One Thing to Be a Better Listener

On The Job

Are you a good listener? Most people believe they are good listeners, yet others often don't say the same about them. That can lead to a lot of misunderstandings, frustrations and hurt feelings.

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How to be an ally in the workplace: 13 ways to do it

Ideas.Ted

This post is part of TED’s “How to Be a Better Human” series, each of which contains a piece of helpful advice from people in the TED community; browse through all the posts here.

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The Anti-Work Movement and the Surge in Self-Employment

Small Business Labs

The antiwork movement (also referred to as the post-work movement) is getting much attention these days.      This attention has been spurred by the growth of  Reddit's/antiwork forum , which has over 900,000 members - who are called "idlers" on Reddit. 

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Have You Been Pigeonholed at Work? What It Means and What To Do

Eat Your Career

This video is an excerpt from a live training session with Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer. The full video (“Get that Promotion! Strategies for Career Advancement”) is available in the Career Success Library. The article below summarizes the video content.

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Moxie Tip #15: Saying No

Virtual Moxie

You can. You should. If you always do what’s best for your biz, there’s no way around doing it. And guess what? There’s never a reason to feel guilty for doing what’s best for you. You can’t please the world all the time, but you can and should please yourself.

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10 Easy Ways to Start Something Great

Success

Something great starts with, well, something. Bob had a big idea for the community, yet his first step was just asking a few people to meet to talk about it. Allen wanted to start a new business and he began by setting up coffees and lunches every day with those who could help him learn.

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Why Stress Can be Good for You

On The Job

Got stress? If you're like most of the human race, the answer is "yes." But is stress such a bad thing? There's been a lot of discussion about how many people are quitting their jobs after having time to reflect during the pandemic lockdown.

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Are you suffering from collaboration overload? 9 beliefs and fears that help drive it

Ideas.Ted

We are collaborating too much. That’s what Rob Cross has realized after studying high (and low) performers at effective organizations for more than 20 years.

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How Can You Protect Your Business In The Modern Era?

Productivityist

For many business owners , there are few situations more disastrous than the idea of having your business invaded or attacked in some way. This could be from an intruder into your premises or by someone gaining access to your network without your permission.

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Libby Moore on Dreams, Letting Go, and Landing the Job as Oprah Winfrey’s Chief of Staff

Go Burrows

What does it take to land a job with Oprah Winfrey? Libby Moore was lucky enough to realize her dreams and work side-by-side as Oprah’s chief of staff for years. But it wasn’t all smooth sailing.

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Moxie Tip #14: Respect Resource Limits

Virtual Moxie

Among the things a client has the right to expect from you is that you’re respect the value and limits of his/her resources. It’s easy to understand that you should be careful about spending the clients money (one of the resources), right?

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