May, 2022

5 Smart Steps to End Micromanaging by a Client or Team Member

Virtual Moxie

Micromanaging, unless it’s a result of a mental-health issue, is a reaction to feeling unsafe.

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Why Process Improvement is Key to Your Professional Success

Eat Your Career

Whether you realize it or not, your day is full of processes—established sequences of activities designed to achieve specific goals.

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The 29-Hour Work Day Foreword - Bonnie Low-Kramen

ProAssisting Blog

When Ethan Bull and Stephanie Bull asked me to write the foreword for their book, I was more than eager to dive into the much-needed conversation about how executive assistants can be leveraged by super busy executives like you. Why is it needed?

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Esther Stanhope Blog Post Perfectionism! The biggest career blocker ever

Practically Perfect PA

Perfectionism! The biggest career blocker ever I was shocked. Perfectionism was completely crippling his daughter’s career! A very good friend of mine, a fellow expert, author and speaker (let’s call him Stew), recently asked me if I would meet his young daughter, Alice, who’s just graduated.

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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 Negotiate a Pay Rise as an Assistant

The Assistant Room

If asking for a promotion or pay rise has been on your mind lately (or even over the last few months…) take a look at our guide below to give your confidence a boost and kickstart the process of receiving exactly what you know you are worthy of!

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Always Use Systems That Help You be Utterly Brilliant in Your Work

Virtual Moxie

After my post about micromanaging , Maria reached out with a terrific question: Anastacia, you said that MY systems and processes need to support me well.

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Stuck on Autopilot? Strategies to Re-Engage Your Brain

Eat Your Career

Let’s face it: We’re all guilty of working on “autopilot” from time to time. Occasionally, it’s even beneficial! But when autopilot is your primary mode of operation, it becomes extremely dangerous.

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Here’s What Payscale’s Latest Report Reveal About The Gender Pay Gap


Although the gender pay gap is steadily closing, the uncontrolled pay gap remains stagnant – with women being paid $0.82 for every $1.00 paid to men. . There are compounding racial inequalities creating an even wider pay gap for women from so-called minority groups.

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How to build confidence in the workplace

Practically Perfect PA

How to Build Confidence in the Workplace Confidence is something we must build, grow and develop over time. It doesn’t come naturally to most of us, and thoughts of self-doubt creep in, stopping us from becoming the best version of ourselves.

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Why It's Time to Onboard Your Entire Team

On The Job

As workers return to the workplace in dribs and drabs, some feel a bit disoriented. Gone are the days of working at the kitchen table or taking the dog for a walk in between Zoom calls. Gone are the days of wearing slippers all day or doing the laundry while working.

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Afraid of Public Speaking? 7 Tips to Do It Well


My first ever “speaking engagement” was at my childrens’ kindergarten. I was so nervous my knees were shaking and my fingers fumbled through the copious notes I kept referring to.

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Why You Need to Raise Your Fees and How to Make it Happen

Virtual Moxie

Setting your fees for profitability is a complicated matter , and one we are happy to help the mentees in the Virtual Mentoring Program navigate so that they know how to set themselves up for it in their new businesses from the jump. But raising fees is simple.

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Lockers: The New Unexpected Star Of Workspace Design

All Work

Lockers can be used to define spaces and create boundaries between work and non-work areas. . Hybrid work is driving the desire for personalisation and keyless access. People are also establishing boundaries to create a clearer distinction between work and life.

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Workplace Ageism: 4 In 10 Hiring Managers Admit To Age Bias


ResumeBuilder published a survey of 800 hiring managers across the U.S. to get an understanding of the amount of ageism present in the hiring process. . According to the survey, nearly 4 in 10 admit to reviewing applicants’ resumes with age bias. .

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Episode 422: Loretta Breuning talks about Status Games


It’s been nearly 6 years since I first had the pleasure of speaking with Loretta Breuning. This episode has been months in the making and I’m happy to have her back to chat about her book Status Games: Why We Play and How to Stop.

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What To Do If You're Insulted at Work

On The Job

As many workers head back into the office, there will be some good times -- seeing likeable colleagues in person, going out to lunch with a work friend and even getting out of the house for a change. But there are bound to be bad days.

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Your Words Are Powerful: 8 Positive Speaking Habits to Build Yourself Up


Have you ever heard yourself saying: “This situation (or person) is just impossible.”. “I’m I’m a total failure at…” or “I’m hopeless at…”. “I’ll I’ll never be able to figure this out.”. “I’ll I’ll try, but…”. “It’s It’s just such a nightmare.”.

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Nature based solutions have the potential to transform cities and buildings

Workplace Insight

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has launched a new framework to help organisations and planners to recognise the significant value and benefit of nature-based solutions across urban developments.

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FlexiSpot’s Sit2Go Fitness Chair Makes It Easy To Work While You Exercise

All Work

For those who work from a desk, finding time to exercise can be a struggle. . FlexiSpot created a solution; the Sit2Go Fitness Chair. It’s an office chair combined with an exercise bike. .

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These 10 Remote-Friendly Companies Help Pay For Employee Vacations


In a new survey, 62% of people said “vacation time” is one of the most important job benefits. . FlexJobs has created a list of 10 remote-friendly companies that will help pay for employee vacations. .

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Ep 167: Kate Wilkes – Chief People Officer at Happen to Your Career

Go Burrows

Mom, wife, and high performer, Kate Wilkes is an executive assistant who found work she loves, with a leader who poured into her. Kate is moving out of her EA role and into a Chief People Officer role doing work she loves.

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The Innovative Admin™ 10 Years Later: Q&A With Author Julie Perrine

All Things Admin

To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of her first book, The Innovative Admin ™, we talked to Julie Perrine, Founder and CEO of All Things Admin, about how the book came to be, why it’s just as relevant 10 years later, and what’s on the horizon for The Innovative Admin.

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How to Anticipate Problems with If-Then Planning


In our era of positive thinking , trying to anticipate problems might seem like being a “Debbie Downer.” Or, for those who feel strongly that focusing on an outcome may bring about that reality, thinking about hurdles and roadblocks seems like manifesting those problems into existence.

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Future Shock: a message from the past that defines the present

Workplace Insight

We are all futurologists now. We all have our 2020 visions, at least for a little while. But there was a time, not so long ago, when the title was reserved for a few people who would be able to shake and shape the world with a single idea and a book. Yes, a book.

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How To Design Workplaces For Neurodivergent Employees

All Work

Workspaces have been primarily designed by, and for, neurotypical people. How can workspaces better meet the needs of neurodivergent people – such as those with hypersensitivity to sound, light, or smell?

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The Past, Present, and Hybrid Future of Networking


Business networking has been around for centuries, and building connections remains a crucial part of modern business. . Networking practices continue to change and evolve, and the Covid-19 pandemic rapidly changed the way businesses promote their services and build connections. .

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Ep 169: Valerie Gagliano – Executive Assistant to Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of VaynerMedia

Go Burrows

Valerie Gagliano is a mom of two teenagers, wife, and has extensive executive and personal assistant career experience in multiple industries. She’s currently executive assistant to Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of VaynerMedia.

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The Art of Subtle Self-Promotion

All Things Admin

As an administrative professional, you’re used to working behind the scenes. Your job is to make your executive look good in the spotlight, not to shine it on yourself. You may even feel more comfortable behind the curtain than on stage. . And that’s OK…most of the time.

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8 Proven Networking Strategies of Successful Entrepreneurs


Traditional networking is mostly ineffective. We’re either time poor and don’t know where to find quality connections , or we leave a networking event with a stack of business cards but no solid relationships. Here are eight unconventional strategies to nurture a powerful network: 1. Do the work.

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The four day week and a case of less is more

Workplace Insight

When a pilot programme for a four day week was announced in the UK early in the New Year, #4dayweek trended for days on twitter, with jokey comments on how employees taking part in the trial should do everything not to ‘f it up for the rest of us.’

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How Ecological Office Design Builds A Bridge Between Our Indoor And Outdoor Lives

All Work

Being outdoors is critical for our mental and physical health, and yet we spend around 90% of our time indoors. Ecological design can help bring more balance into our everyday lives by blending the indoors with the outdoors.

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Automate These 3 Tasks For Your Coworking Space


Repeatable tasks should be automated, giving coworking space operators and managers valuable time back in their day. . The Coworks automated billing platform is flexible and robust and is designed to help reduce hands-on time.

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5 SOP examples for your business

Business Management Daily

While every employee brings their own special talents and perspectives to their job roles, things can get disorganized when everyone is taking a different approach to completing your company’s core business processes.

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