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Stepping Up and Being Heard in Meetings: Overcoming Internal Barriers

Practically Perfect PA

Stepping Up and Being Heard in Meetings: Overcoming Internal Barriers Meetings are a fundamental part of any organisation's day-to-day operations. They serve as a platform for discussing ideas, making decisions, and sharing information. While many individuals attend these meetings, not everyone actively participates or feels heard. In [.

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Opinion: Why Managers Are Failing With Hybrid Work

Allwork

The shift to hybrid work highlights persistent management failures rooted in distrust and micromanagement, reflecting McGregor’s Theory X vs. Theory Y dichotomy. Effective leadership should focus on clear communication, hiring great talent, and then trusting employees to perform without excessive oversight. The pandemic may have been the inflection point that finally promotes a more human-centric management approach, emphasizing flexibility and employee autonomy.

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Get Loud: Creating Space for Open Dialogue Can Ready Your Team for Innovation and Positive Change

Success

As the rate of change continues to accelerate, one key attribute makes organizations more change-ready: a culture of being loud. Organizations that combine strong views with rigorous debate across all levels can change faster and more effectively than those that embody a “culture of nice.” “Nice” cultures value politeness and camaraderie in the hope that “getting along” will drive things forward.

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People say hybrid working has reduced their risk of burnout

Workplace Insight

A new poll claims that the vast majority of workers who have shifted to a hybrid working model say that it has helped them to greatly reduce burnout in their working lives. The survey of more than 1,000 people, undertaken by hybrid working firm International Workplace Group , suggests that three quarters (75 percent) reported a dramatic reduction in burnout symptoms, defined as a syndrome resulting from chronic workplaces stress, since moving to a hybrid model.

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Mastering Remote Onboarding: Proven Strategies for Seamless New Hire Integration

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

Join this brand new webinar with Tim Buteyn to learn how you can master the art of remote onboarding! By the end of this session, you'll understand how to: Craft a Tailored Onboarding Checklist 📝 Develop a comprehensive, customized checklist that ensures every new hire has a smooth transition into your company, no matter where they are in the world.

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Stop feeling awkward when networking

Practically Perfect PA

Stop feeling awkward when networking Networking, or as we like to call it, "connecting," is a crucial aspect of professional growth, especially for Assistants who often work in fast-paced environments where resources, connections, and up-to-date information are key. Yet, the concept often brings discomfort, awkwardness, and sometimes stress [.

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The Trailblazer’s Toolkit: 7 Best Tech Tool for Innovators

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Hey there, innovator! We see you out there setting the stage. But while you’re busy changing the world, it can be hard to stay on top of technology to keep your business and personal life on track. We’ve got your back with this toolkit of technology solutions for trailblazers. 1. Soaak Use : Mental health Cost : $29.99/month (app membership) Soaak describes itself as a provider of “transformational health technologies.

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How to Manage Your Energy

Office Dynamics

Discover practical strategies for managing your energy to boost productivity and well-being.

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AI could save the public sector millions of hours of time each week, claims report

Workplace Insight

A new report commissioned by Microsoft claims that the scale of administration required of the UK’s public sector is drawing front line workers away from delivering frontline services, and impacting the motivation, engagement and even mental health of large proportions of the public workforce. The research, developed by Dr Chris Brauer, Director of Innovation at Goldsmiths University and Symmetry features in a new report from Microsoft, ‘ Harnessing the Power of AI for the Public Sector &#

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Expert Explains How To Overcome The Proximity Bias In Remote And Hybrid Work

Allwork

Proximity bias leads leaders to favor employees physically closer to them, putting remote workers at a disadvantage and impacting their career progression and job satisfaction. Companies are implementing data-driven evaluations, objective performance metrics, and remote-first mindsets to mitigate proximity bias and promote equity. Leadership buy-in and training, along with technology solutions for communication and performance tracking, are crucial to creating a fair and inclusive remote work en

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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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National Outdoor Leadership School: Learning to Lead in the Wild

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Growing up in the Maryland countryside, Sandy Colhoun was always drawn to the wilderness, more interested in exploring nearby valleys and forests than he was in pursuing organized sports that captivated many of his peers. But it wasn’t until his teenage years that he would have the experience that really cemented his love of the great outdoors. That’s when he participated in one of the signature courses offered by NOLS , the National Outdoor Leadership School.

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Ep 276: Flip the Mic – Maggie Olson Interviews Jeremy Burrows

LEADERASSISTANT.COM

Maggie Olson is the Founder of Nova Chief of Staff, the premier destination for Chief of Staff education and development. This episode is a recording from a Nova Chat webinar where Maggie flipped the microphone my direction and interviewed me about being an assistant, hosting a podcast, writing a book, and more! I enjoyed being put on the spot and I hope you enjoy our conversation.

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Secret AI cameras have been tracking the emotions and demographics of rail passengers

Workplace Insight

Many thousands of unsuspecting train passengers in the UK have had their emotions and demographics recorded by hidden AI camera systems at major stations, a new report reveals. The news, raising serious privacy concerns, comes after a freedom of information request by Big Brother Watc h. For over two years, Network Rail, the company overseeing Britain’s railway infrastructure, conducted a covert trial program at key stations like London’s Waterloo and Euston, Manchester Piccadilly, a

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Practical Strategies To Design For The Planet

Allwork

Regulatory pressures, investor demands, and environmental consciousness are driving corporations to adopt eco-centric commitments to reduce carbon emissions and conserve natural resources. Environmental certifications like LEED and BREEAM are evolving to focus more on carbon emissions, alongside the rise of new frameworks such as NABERS. The integration of data analytics and smart building technologies is essential for carbon management and sustainability in the built environment.

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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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5 Ways to Get More Comfortable Using AI for Work

Success

If you wish you could spend less time on repetitive work tasks, such as writing meeting notes or drafting internal memos and emails, you might consider experimenting with generative artificial intelligence (AI). Generative AI is designed to create new content, such as text and images, based on complex algorithms and models that learn patterns from vast amounts of data.

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Episode 532: Laura Mae Martin Talks About Personalized Productivity Systems and Well-being

Productivityist

In this episode of A Productive Conversation , I sit down with Google’s productivity expert, Laura Mae Martin , to explore the nuances of personal and business productivity. With thirteen years at Google under her belt, Laura has experience in sales, product operations, event planning, and executive coaching. During our conversation, Laura shares her journey to becoming a productivity guru and the insights that led to her latest book, “UPTIME: A Practical Guide to Personal Productivity and

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Two in five people say they aren’t paid enough to make ends meet

Workplace Insight

A new report from Indeed , released two weeks ahead of the UK General Election, suggests that more than 2 in 5 (42 percent) Brits are struggling to make ends meet. According to the survey of over 2,000 British people, those in the North East of England feel most comfortable, with less than a third (32 percent) struggling, while almost half (48 percent) of those in Scotland say their pay isn’t keeping pace.

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How Important Is Retirement Planning For Gen Z Workers?

Allwork

Starting retirement planning early allows young workers to leverage compound interest, turning modest contributions into substantial savings over time. Understanding the differences between Roth IRAs, 401(k)s, and traditional IRAs is crucial for young professionals to make informed financial decisions. Savings typically offer low risk and minimal growth, while investing involves higher risk but the potential for greater returns and protection against inflation, crucial for long-term financial se

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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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Father-Son Duo Andy and Jesse Katz Spent 30 Years Photographing Global Vineyards. Now They’re Making Award-Winning Wines

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Jesse Katz, owner of Aperture Cellars , a California vineyard, removes the plug from a Malbec barrel and listens intensely. “Can you hear the wine talking?” he asks me. I shake my head, thinking he’s joking, but Jesse suggests I hold my ear closer to the barrel. I do as he says and finally discern a gentle crackle, fainter than Rice Krispies snapping in milk.

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Episode 532: Laura Mae Martin Talks About Personalized Productivity Systems and Well-being

Productivityist

In this episode of A Productive Conversation , I sit down with Google’s productivity expert, Laura Mae Martin , to explore the nuances of personal and business productivity. With thirteen years at Google under her belt, Laura has experience in sales, product operations, event planning, and executive coaching. During our conversation, Laura shares her journey to becoming a productivity guru and the insights that led to her latest book, “UPTIME: A Practical Guide to Personal Productivity and

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Europe lacks skills in key technologies such as AI, quantum and space

Workplace Insight

Critical gaps have formed across Europe’s technology sector, with skills, investment and innovation being stunted in vital areas such as AI, quantum computing and space technology, according to a report from DIGITALEUROPE. The study titled ‘ The EU’s Critical Gap: Rethinking Economic Security to Put Europe Back on the Map ,’ claims that Europe is significantly lagging in key technologies.

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Navigating the Path to Net Zero in Flexible Workspaces: Insights from The Instant Group’s Sustainability Director

Allwork

Achieving net zero in office spaces involves creating efficient, fully electrified spaces and addressing embodied carbon from materials used within the space. Tools like the Sustainability Index are crucial for emissions reporting and compliance, while well-being elements are essential for occupant productivity and satisfaction, influencing workspace choices.

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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 Importance and Status of Paid Paternity Leave in the US

Success

All eyes are on maternity leave. But solid paternity leaves might be the secret sauce to successful postpartum experiences for working mothers and families. After nine long months of growing a baby, moms endure multiple days in the hospital in many cases, sleepless nights and a physical recovery that takes months. Just as the family is settling into survival mode, it’s often back to work for fathers—who have no guaranteed paid paternity leave in the United States.

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What’s it Really Like for Men to Work as Executive Assistants? Let’s find out.

Bonnie Low-Kramen

By Bonnie Low Kramen and Kevin Sames Contributors: Jeremy Burrows , Prakshal Dalal , Dusty Klesner , CAP, Ike Saunders A Note from Bonnie Low-Kramen: The men working as Executive Assistants are rare. That is because the administrative profession is dominated by women – 93-97% worldwide. As someone who believes that all staff need to have their voices heard – especially underrepresented staff – I feel it is important to shine a light on the day-to-day experiences of the men working as EAs in

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Two thirds of remote workers suffer from something called productivity anxiety

Workplace Insight

A new poll from Workhuman claims that while 61 percent of UK employees report higher productivity when working remotely two thirds of fully remote employees say they suffer from what the report refers to as ‘productivity anxiety’ Of those workers, one in four says they battle feelings of inadequacy or pressure to perform constantly or frequently.

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This Is Why Corporate Building Owners Need Data-Driven Insights

Allwork

Data has become the cornerstone of organizations and is used to gain competitive advantages and drive growth. Organizations that effectively leverage data can optimize space utilization , enhance employee experiences, make informed decisions, and achieve cost savings. Practical tips for effective data collection include implementing smart sensors , using integrated systems, analyzing historical data, engaging with employees, and leveraging advanced analytics.

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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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Unlimited PTO: Is It Too Much of a Good Thing?

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As a kid on Halloween night, if you approached an unattended candy bowl on someone’s porch stoop, how much would you take? Would you first look around to see how much others were taking—and would that impact your choice? If you could take all of it, would you? Would that cause a stomachache or other ramifications? Or would it just be amazing? The same dilemma, with much less sugar, applies to the trending concept of giving employees unlimited paid time off (PTO) as the future of work and workpla

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The Timeless Wisdom of Water

Productivityist

Bruce Lee’s famous advice, “be like water,” offers a profound lesson in adaptability, flexibility, and an effortless dance with the universe. Being like water means moving in harmony with the world, rather than fighting against it – a philosophy that touched every aspect of his martial arts. It teaches us to flow with life’s challenges and opportunities, embodying a fluid, responsive approach to everything we encounter.

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Workplace conflict leads to poor mental and physical health

Workplace Insight

People who experience conflict in the workplace have lower job satisfaction and are more likely to experience poorer mental and physical health, according to the CIPD Good Work Index 2024. The CIPD’s latest report showed a quarter (25 percent) of UK employees – an estimated eight million people – have experienced workplace conflict in the past year.

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