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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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.

Elevating the Virtual Interviewing Experience

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.

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!

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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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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How to Speak Well… and Listen Better


There are two sides to every conversation, and both are essential to the art of communication. So, how are your conversation skills? Think about it: Are you a smooth talker, or do you ramble? Are you an attentive listener , or do you tend to interrupt?

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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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Change Or Control? Here’s What Drives People To Become Entrepreneurs


With the uptick in remote working possibilities, more and more people will come to the realization that becoming your own boss is very plausible. . Cox Business found that more than half of small business owners start their own businesses to be their own boss. .

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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.

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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.

Why LinkedIn Is Worth Your Time and How to Get Started

All Things Admin

By Jaclyn Baldovin, Radiant Digital Solutions. For administrative professionals looking to grow their careers, social media is one of the most powerful tools at their disposal.

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Be the Flame: 6 Principles for Leading Through Difficult Times


“You are not here merely to make a living,” president Woodrow Wilson once said. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.”.

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Flexibility In Design: Turning A Workplace Into An Outdoor Oasis

All Work

In the workplace, the pandemic changed everything: workers traded in cubicles and water cooler chats for their couches and furry friends. For companies to entice employees back to the office, the physical workplace experience must feel comfortable, enhance creativity, and improve well-being.

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Nearly 80% Of Today’s Job Skills Are New Or Have Been Reprioritized Since 2016


A new report from Boston Consulting Group, Emsi Burning Glass, and The Burning Glass Institute shows that desired job skills have greatly evolved since 2016. .

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Retrofit is essential for the UK’s stock of poor performing commercial property

Workplace Insight

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published a guide that calls on businesses to retrofit the country’s poorly performing stock of commercial buildings.

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