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Harnessing the power of ChatGPT for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Harnessing the power of ChatGPT for Assistants In today's fast-paced work environment, assistants are often overwhelmed with numerous tasks and responsibilities. However, artificial intelligence (AI) advancements have provided powerful tools like ChatGPT to streamline and automate various aspects of their work. TIn a recent Practically Perfect [.

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A Vision For Coworking For 2024 And Beyond

Allwork

‘Tis the season for prediction posts, so here goes. But I want to take a different tack. Rather than make predictions about the future of coworking, I want to paint a picture of what coworking could be and why—to share my vision for coworking. To do so properly, I have to backstep a bit. As you may know, I spent 20 years working in record stores. Yes, records.

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The Inconvenient Truth about Prioritizing at Work

Eat Your Career

Prioritization is one of the most important topics under the umbrella of Time Management. It always surprises me to see how many capable, intelligent professionals still struggle with it. Recently, I got curious about why, and the answer surprised me even more. Typically, the problem is not that people don’t know how to prioritize; it’s that they simply expect there MUST be a better way.

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From Learning To Earning: How To Use AI To Get Your Next Promotion

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Understanding how to use AI gives you additional knowledge about various aspects of your business than your less-informed peers. 81% of surveyed professionals feel that AI will help them progress in their careers, whether by saving time, strengthening their networks, or changing the way they work. Knowing how to use the technology isn’t enough: to leverage your proficiencies to make a real career change, you’ll need to know how to market your skills.

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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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Why Small Businesses are Important in Today's Economy: Enhancing Growth with Executive Assistants' Support

ProAssisting Blog

Small businesses are the lifeblood of economies, playing a pivotal role in driving innovation, fostering community connections, and contributing significantly to economic growth. They serve as engines of job creation, injecting revenue directly into local economies, and catering to diverse consumer needs with unique products and services. Moreover, small businesses reflect the cultural fabric of regions, preserving traditions and adding vibrancy to communities.

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Flexible workplace provider creates ‘first ever’ metaverse office

Workplace Insight

The flexible workplace provider Clockwise has opened what the firm claims is the first office space in the metaverse, the Clockwise Campus. According to Microsoft, 51 percent of Gen Z expects to be working in the metaverse in some capacity by 2024. The firms say the space is heavily influenced by Clockwise’s physical offices and provides a digital platform for its members and the public to connect, collaborate and interact in various spaces including; meeting rooms, dedicated desks, breakout sp

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A Re-Post - Interview Styles: How I Aced A Job Interview Without Selling Myself

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

I’ve been on many interviews over my career and have encountered many different interview styles - the behavioral interview, the panel format with a few people interviewing me at once, the “mean” interviewer, and so forth. One interview “style” that caught me off guard was the NON interview style. It was almost like going out for coffee, as it was more of a hello, meet and greet, and ZERO questions were asked about my background, skill set, or qualifications.

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Ep 248: Cathy Rong – Chief of Staff for Questlove

LEADERASSISTANT.COM

Cathy Rong is Chief of Staff for the multi-hyphenate Questlove where she manages the artist’s day-to-day professional and personal life. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Cathy talks about building community, managing up, advocating for yourself, and the difference between an EA vs a Chief of Staff. Be sure to check out my first conversation with Cathy in episode 117 of the podcast.

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What ever happened to The Great Resignation?

Workplace Insight

You may recall that a couple of years ago, The Great Resignation was one of a handful of things with which certain people had become obsessed. Over a period of about six months at the end of 2021 and beginning of 2022, we were told repeatedly that huge numbers of people were about to quit their jobs to move to something better, pursue their dream of self-employment or whatever.

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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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How Deesha Philyaw Built Her Writing Career From the Ground Up—and Landed a 7-Figure Book Deal

Success

Deesha Philyaw did not teach me how to write, but she did teach me how to turn writing into a career. I have spent many hours on the phone with her asking what I should charge for a certain piece of content, or where to submit my work. She is a kind human being who has always cheered on her friends and contemporaries, so seeing her win—and win big—over the past three years has been a thrill.

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5 Inclusive Design Strategies To Embrace Rapidly Aging Workforce

Allwork

The global population is aging faster than ever before. By 2050, the World Health Organization predicts that 22% of the global population will be aged over 60. The opinions of older demographics are often missing from the discussion on workplace preferences. Last year, Savills released a report on generational workplace preferences that covered four different generations.

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Breaking Free from the Home Business Hustle: Why Time Off is Your Secret Weapon

Tips From T. Marie

In the world of home businesses, the lines between work and personal life often blur, creating a breeding ground for burnout and being overwhelmed with little to no time off. We’re constantly pulled in multiple directions, juggling tasks, chasing deadlines, and feeling the pressure to be constantly productive. But what if there was a way to break free from this relentless cycle and achieve success without sacrificing your well-being?

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Understanding diverse communication styles

Practically Perfect PA

Understanding diverse communication styles Communication is a cornerstone of our everyday life for Assistants. Understanding different communication styles is crucial to fostering an inclusive, collaborative, and productive work environment. This article will explore three primary types of communicators one might encounter in an office setting: visual, [.

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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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Have Yourself a Hygge Christmas: How to Tap Into This Cozy Danish Custom

Success

As the holiday season approaches, the constant hustle and bustle and overwhelming chaos of festivities and social gatherings can leave many of us yearning for a sense of calm. This is where the Danish concept of “hygge” comes into play. Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) is a cultural phenomenon that embodies a feeling of coziness, contentment and well-being.

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Front-Line Employees Value Flexible Schedules Over Remote Work

Allwork

A recent survey published by Gallup highlights several differences in employee demands between front-line and remote workers. The survey of nearly 35,000 workers reveals that while 58% of America’s workforce is made up of front-line workers — such as those in manufacturing, healthcare, and retail — these employees do not generally “envy” their remote-working counterparts.

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10 Strategies for a Thriving Home-Based Business in 2024

Tips From T. Marie

Every year at this time I find myself reflecting on what I have and haven’t accomplished in the past year. Let’s face it, we start each fresh new year out with grand ideas and plans to make it the year we find that perfect combination that will guarantee a thriving home-based business within the coming twelve months. As entrepreneurs, we understand the importance of seizing opportunities and maximizing our business potential, but often we lack the strategy it takes to create the success we are

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Tailored workplace management for modern organisations

Workplace Insight

Workplace management used to be a secondary concern for organisations in the past, but it has now become a top priority. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the process of digital transformation, leading to the implementation of new processes and technologies that focus on facilitating remote and at-home work. As a result of these changes, organisations have recognized the importance of finding a balance in their work environments.

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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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Want to Build a Nonalcoholic Bar at Home? Start by Stocking Up on These Mocktail Essentials

Success

Thanks to the rise in sober curiosity and zero-proof alcohol alternatives, enjoying a delicious nonalcoholic cocktail isn’t just reserved for when you go out to niche NA bars. You can easily build a nonalcoholic home bar with some essential building blocks. Like a regular at-home bar, it’s all about creating a good base of liquors, mixers and tools.

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AI Probably Won’t Take Your Job In 2024

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Gartner, a management consulting company known for its research into workforce trends, estimates that by 2028 50% of employees will have a “robo-assistant.” While scaling the number of robo assistants that an organization has doesn’t necessarily cost anything, experts believe that it does raise issues that organizations must address — such as ethics and guardrails.

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Episode 504: Russel Lolacher Talks About Relationships At Work

Productivityist

In this episode of the podcast, I’m thrilled to welcome Russel Lolacher , a good friend of mine and a visionary in the realms of leadership and workplace culture. Russel joins me to delve into the nuances of creating a more human-centered and productive work environment. This episode is a deep dive into the subtleties of leadership, the dynamics of team relationships, and the strategies for nurturing a positive workplace culture.

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Firms on both sides of the pond are sluggish in uptake of generative AI

Workplace Insight

One year on from the launch of Chat GPT, new data from Slack based on 10,000 global workers (including 1,000 the UK) suggests that UK companies believe there is much greater urgency to adopt Generative AI at work than US companies – yet uptake remains sluggish in both markets. According to the study, 61 percent of UK workers believe there is a high or existential need to incorporate Generative AI into work compared to just 44 percent of US workers who feel the same.

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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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5 Steps to Successfully Integrate AI Into Your Company as a Leader

Success

As a leader in the media space, I felt the power of AI in leadership the first time I used ChatGPT back in March 2023. I could immediately see the impact and efficiencies for magazines, media, marketing and coaching. The streamlining of ideas, the reduction of research time and the opportunities to provide more access to more people interested in professional development and personal coaching all had me pumped!

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Surge In Visa Applications Is Reshaping Global Work And Travel Trends

Allwork

Countries like Portugal, Spain, Greece, Germany, Malta, Croatia, and Barbados are experiencing a surge in applications for digital nomad visas. According to a report published by Savory & Partners , there has been a substantial increase this year in the number of people choosing to work remotely while traveling the world. Digital nomad visas offer a greater sense of stability for remote workers by allowing extended stays on top of specific incentives, in some cases tax benefits.

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Gift cards, taxability, and W-2s.

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We’ve covered the taxability of gift cards before, and the law hasn’t changed—with three exceptions, the face value of gift cards is always taxable because they’re cash equivalents: Gift cards aren’t taxable if they’re restricted to a specific item of personal property, which is minimal in value, provided infrequently and administratively impractical to account for.

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Hiring people with patience is good for productivity

Workplace Insight

Patience plays a crucial role for team performance, reveals new research by the University of Cologne. The study, conducted by Professors Felix Kölle and Thomas Lauer, investigated cooperative behaviour, as well as its underlying mechanisms, in a setting in which the benefits from successful teamwork accrue only in the future. The results from their research suggest that firms can positively influence collaboration and productivity by strategically assigning employees with high levels of patienc

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Brain Fog HQ: Memory Enhancement Techniques for Professional Development

Speaker: Chester Santos – Author, International Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach, Corporate Trainer, Memory Expert, U.S. Memory Champion

In October, scientists discovered that 75% of patients who experienced brain fog had a lower quality of life at work than those who did not. At best, brain fog makes you slower and less efficient. At worst, your performance and cognitive functions are impaired, resulting in memory, management, and task completion problems. In this entertaining and interactive presentation, Chester Santos, "The International Man of Memory," will assist you in developing life-changing skills that will greatly enha