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The Importance of Executive Presence for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

The Importance of Executive Presence for Assistants I'm sure you've all heard the term "executive presence" right? It has gained significant traction over the last few years. But what does it actually mean, especially for Assistants? And why is it so crucial for your roles? In this [.

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Controlled Chaos or Neat Freak? Discover Your Organizational Identity To Boost Productivity

Allwork

Organizational styles vary; choosing a system that enhances productivity and comfort is key. Clutter is not inherently negative, but it becomes problematic when it affects work or mental health. Identifying personal organization preferences and adjusting the workspace accordingly can improve productivity and mental well-being. When we discuss the benefits of staying organized, it’s easy to pigeonhole organization into a rigid idea.

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Confidence vs. Arrogance: Where’s the Line?

Eat Your Career

In the dance of professional conduct, confidence moves gracefully, turning heads with its poise and assurance. Arrogance, on the other hand, stomps around and demands attention. No one wants to be thought of as arrogant. In fact, many of us fear it so much, we go to extremes. We end up hiding in the shadows for fear that any attention at all will get us labelled arrogant.

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Things You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty For at Work

Practically Perfect PA

Things You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty For at Work Raise your hand if you've ever felt guilty at work. Now, this is an article, so I can't actually see any hands, but I can bet that many of you have done just that. As Assistants, we often take [.

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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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Executive Assistant vs Personal Assistant

Office Dynamics

Understand the distinctions and overlaps between an executive assistant and a personal assistant.

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Professional vs Personal Development: What’s the Difference?

Success

In the fast-paced world of business, where change is the only constant, investing in your professional development isn’t just a wise choice—it’s a strategic move. One of the cornerstones of this approach is the belief that entrepreneurship is an extension of our aspirations, making entrepreneurship a lifestyle. This is where professional development extends far beyond traditional career advancement, and we get into the zone of professional vs. personal development.

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Unlock the Future of Home Business Opportunities: Vote on Your Next Learning Adventure

Tips From T. Marie

Hello, Emerging Business Titans and Artisans of the Home Office! Time to talk about home business opportunities available to you. In a world where the only constant is change, staying ahead of the curve isn’t just smart—it’s essential. Especially for us, the daring souls navigating the exciting (and occasionally chaotic) waters of home business ownership and virtual assistance.

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Business and Vendor Management Skills for Assistants

Office Dynamics

Unlock your potential as an executive or administrative assistant by mastering business and vendor management skills.

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Deconstruct Your Office Into Core Resources To Rebuild Productivity

Allwork

An effective office layout embraces a mix of experiences, providing a range of work surfaces and seating options to suit various tasks and employee preferences, enabling both focused work and dynamic collaboration. Efficient business performance and employee engagement require easy access to stored information—including digital repositories and peer knowledge—as well as adaptive screen technology that recognizes users and provides necessary data for their daily tasks.

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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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Sweet Dreams Do Come True in Casa Kumwesu, an Ice Cream-Themed Airbnb in Texas

Success

Husband-wife duo Jessica Serna and Ismail Mpiana want their influence to extend beyond social media to reality. At Casa Kumwesu, their Waco, Texas-based vacation home that’s available for rent, the couple wants to share their love for the Lone Star State—specifically their love of Texas ice cream—with visitors from various parts of the world. Travelers visiting Waco can book a stay at their whimsical ice cream-themed Airbnb , which accommodates eight guests, features vibrant ice cream-inspired d

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Another chance to hear: Sally Gunnell in conversation with Kate Usher on the Workplace Insight podcast

Workplace Insight

One of the UK’s greatest ever athletes and now a corporate wellbeing consultant and speaker , Sally Gunnell discusses with Kate Usher the challenges faced by women in the second half of their lives, in the latest Workplace Insight podcast. Sally is the only female British athlete ever to hold the Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth titles for 400m Hurdles.

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Ep 261: Cara Silverman – Manager, Executive Support at Duolingo

LEADERASSISTANT.COM

Cara Silverman has worked at several big tech companies including MongoDB and Zocdoc, and joined Duolingo last year to lead their Executive Support organization. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Cara talks about growing your career as an executive assistant, managing a team of assistants, and tips for interviewing and being interviewed.

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The Importance Of Connecting RTO Strategies With DEI To Meet The Needs Of Diverse Demographics

Allwork

Companies should craft return-to-office strategies that cater to the varied preferences of their employees, respecting their individual work style needs and personal circumstances. Organizations may need to consider upholding flexible working arrangements and support mechanisms, such as mentorship programs, to prevent a negative impact on the career progression of those who thrived under remote working conditions.

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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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Stella Grizont’s Work Happiness Method: 8 Skills for Career Fulfillment

Success

You’ve probably heard the reassuring saying that when one door closes, another one opens. Author, executive coach and positive psychology expert Stella Grizont says she hopes her story demonstrates that “you don’t have to actually shut the door. You might be perfectly where you need to be and [may only need to] adjust something within.” That mindset shift of embracing the detours and seeing setbacks as “setups” encapsulates key aspects of The Work Happiness Method , which is also the title of Gr

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New plans for public sector productivity ‘will deliver up to £1.8 billion worth of benefits by 2029’

Workplace Insight

The UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt has outlined plans to improve public sector productivity that the government claims will deliver up to £1.8 billion worth of benefits by 2029. The statement focuses on public sector productivity because the government says it is “an alternative to accepting an ever-increasing bill for public services as [it] sticks to its plan to move on from the high spending and high tax approach that was necessary to get the UK through the shocks of Covid and R

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Episode 517: Chris Knudsen Talks About Unconventional Business Wisdom

Productivityist

In this episode, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Chris Knudsen , author of the non-traditional business book, “Trust Me, I’m a Consultant.” Chris shared insights into the unconventional approach to writing a business book, reflecting on his extensive experience in the corporate world and his successful transition to self-employment.

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Expert Shares 3 Strategies To Manage Conflict At Work

Allwork

Poor communication and unresolved issues can undermine productivity and employee satisfaction. Understanding and adapting to colleagues’ preferred communication methods is key for effective interaction and conflict prevention. Managing conflict by avoiding immediate reactions, seeking understanding, and maintaining a supportive network helps foster a positive work environment.

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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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The “World Footprints” Podcast Shares Untold Stories for Socially-Conscious Travelers

Success

Husband-and-wife team Ian and Tonya Fitzpatrick are founders and hosts of the World Footprints travel podcast. Even though they are now married and hosting a successful podcast together, they almost didn’t meet. When Tonya, a lawyer, first met Ian, she wasn’t interested in dating anyone. Ian’s cousin, who knew Tonya from college, attempted to be a matchmaker for the pair, but he soon learned it wasn’t going to be an easy match.

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A quarter of projects don’t meet their stated goals – but that’s not because of remote working

Workplace Insight

A quarter of all projects do not meet the business goals that their organisations set for them, according to research published by the Project Management Institute (PMI) in the 15th edition of its Pulse of the Profession report – The Future of Project Work. The newly released report, based on the responses of over 2,000 project professionals and 300+ senior leaders around the world, paints what the report says is a concerning picture of project outcomes across various industries globally.

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7 Steps to Documenting Complex Office Procedures and Systems

All Things Admin

Procedures and systems go hand in hand. A procedure is a documented, step-by-step list of instructions that guides a person through a specific task from start to finish. A system is a series of procedures that all work together to accomplish larger, more complex tasks and projects. For example, when we do webinars, there are things that happen before the webinar to set it up, tasks we need to perform the day of the event, and post-event procedures for adding the replay to our online training cen

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What Is Your Brand Without Your Coworking Space?

Allwork

For coworking operators, consider the essence of your coworking brand beyond the physical space, focusing on community and members’ connection to one another. Evaluate how strongly your coworking community is bonded; assess if they would disband, partially stick together, or fully strive to maintain the coworking spirit if the space vanished. Recognize that a coworking area’s quality is secondary to the activation and engagement of its community, which is essential for a sustainable

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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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How Adam Krueger, AKA “Weather Adam,” Became a TikTok Sensation

Success

Adam Krueger, also known as @weatheradam across his social media platforms, didn’t mean to become an influencer. It just sort of happened. You may have seen Krueger’s TikToks and reels. Krueger is the chief meteorologist at CW39 Houston, but he is also a social media sensation. His schtick is that he sneaks song lyrics into his weather forecast, mostly at the request of his fans.

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Hybrid working helps women into senior management roles

Workplace Insight

The widespread adoption of hybrid working has opened the door for women to apply for senior positions within their companies, according to a new report released ahead of International Women’s Day. IWG’s 2024 report Advancing Equality: Women in the Hybrid Workplace, based on research among more than 1,000 female hybrid workers, found that flexible working had allowed over half (53 percent) to pursue promotions or apply for more senior roles – which, in an encouraging move for advancing equ

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How to Grow Your Email List in 30-Minutes Per Day + Freebies

Jennie Lyon

From the moment I started my business, I’ve been focused on email growth. Studies have shown that for every $1 you spend on email marketing, the average ROI (return on investment) is around $42. My email list is at 30k with great subscriber engagement! If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times… The post How to Grow Your Email List in 30-Minutes Per Day + Freebies appeared first on Jennie Lyon Digital Marketing and Virtual Assistant Services Inc.

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What Can Young Lawyers Teach Us About The Future Of Workspaces?

Allwork

Younger lawyers prioritize a legal workplace that supports flexibility, equality, and collaboration, favoring environments with open spaces and modern aesthetics over traditional “men’s club” interiors; these preferences are reshaping law firm office design. Hybrid work models integrating office and remote work are preferred by younger attorneys, and law firm spaces with amenities like themed collaboration zones and well-equipped tech setups for virtual interactions are becomin

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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

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Hustle Culture Is Over. Slow Productivity Is the Way to Meaningful Work

Success

At the end of a productive day, how do you feel? If your answer is exhausted and depleted, instead of proud and energized, you might need to rethink the definition of “productive” altogether. That’s what New York Times bestselling author Cal Newport does for us in his new book, Slow Productivity: The Lost Art of Accomplishment Without Burnout. Hustle culture is not the answer.

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Insight Weekly: the bosses tracking workers and the only way is ethics

Workplace Insight

Insight Weekly includes a round up of the best stories and commentary from the past seven days. It includes free premium content including features, podcasts, supplements and a link to the digital edition of IN Magazine. In this week’s issue : the rapid growth in the practical use of AI; … and remote work trackers; what we can learn from elite sports; what we’ve always known about flexible working; and David Sharp joins us for the Workplace Cocktail Hour.

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Aging Populations and Lack of Training Opportunities Could Lead to Dramatic Labor Shortages by 2030

Allwork

In an era where technological advancements and automation are at the forefront of discussions related to the future of work, some researchers are raising the question: what will happen to skilled labor? According to research published by Korn Ferry , by 2030 the world may not actually be grappling with a surplus of robots, but rather, a major deficit of skilled human talent.

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