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Staying in the loop

Practically Perfect PA

The say goes that information is King. For assistants information is everything! Keeping up to date with all the goings on within your organisation is incredibly important for a number of reasons. Firstly, it means that you can update your Executive on the high level stuff which means they don’t have to attend every meeting or read every bulletin.

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10 Life Changing Tips for Successful And Happy Life

Dumb Little Man

Success which can’t be defined in normal terms. It is a subjective notion. Every individual has his/her own success term from their perspective of life. Though we generalize the term “success” for many material things. Being a good, faithful and loving wife/husband, Owning a good financial position, a dream job or well settled and happy life are some of the examples of success. Things go sometimes wrong, as they are meant to be.

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A Very Simple Promise

Virtual Moxie

This is for Jane, Marie, and all the other women like them who think the way to success is to work whenever possible, and when not possible, to fill the time with motion. Just stop. There is nothing that can't wait till tomorrow--or even next week. And take it from me, rest helps you do more than pushing through ever will. ♥. . . Business Expectations Self-Care

2016 144

[Free Telesummit] How to be Your Own Boss Anywhere in the World

Office Organization Success

This story may be familiar to many of you; in fact it may even be your story… Eric and Liz are mid-life dreamers who have had successful careers and now want deeper personal enhancement and fulfillment. They had reached a stage in their lives where they didn’t want to continue having to work the weekends for the rest of their lives, or for three weeks of vacation a year.

2016 109

Technology of the week: Ginger Software

Practically Perfect PA

What is Ginger Software? Ginger Software is an award-winning productivity-focused company that helps you write faster and better, thanks to grammar checker , punctuation , and spell checker tools which automatically detect and correct misused words and grammar mistakes. . What does it do? Ginger can be downloaded to Android/Apple products/Windows and Chrome. It is a writing tool that makes sure your spelling and grammar are accurate at all times.

2016 122

5 effective ways to reduce your stress levels

Dumb Little Man

The 21st century has led to our lives being exposed to the constant stress. It is attributed to the different issues that we deal with on a daily basis. It includes the health issues, the financial freedom, issues in relationships, a bossy boss, and so forth. We are all aware of the effects of stress in our lives. It can lead to a lack of concentration at work, relationship issues with your partner, and at times suicidal thoughts. It can also lead to depression.

2016 127

Decluttering in Depth

Clutter Coach

by Okay, so maybe it is time to declutter than closet. This basic technique works for desktops, drawers, cupboards and any other spots where you keep a lot of stuff together. It’s not for attics or out of the way storage spots where you’re allowed to keep things that are rarely used and off-season clothes. This is for high traffic spots. The idea is that you have to take all the stuff out of where it is now in order to properly sort it.

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Time to start thinking about your summer party

Practically Perfect PA

So many of you will be reading this blog sitting in your office with the heating on and a small layer of snow on the ground outside. You are probably thinking it is January, why oh why is Practically Perfect PA teasing me with thoughts of summer parties? Well it is not my way of torturing you… honestly! Although summer may not just be found the corner people are starting to think about their events schedule for the year and well the office summer party is a pretty big deal.

2016 122

Escaping Information Overload: How and Why to Filter Your Feed

Dumb Little Man

Information overload is a problem. It causes wasted time, makes it difficult to make important decisions, and contributes to the spread of bad information. You have access now to a 24 hour per day, 7 day per week, nonstop barrage of information on a limitless variety of subject matter. Turning it all off isn’t a viable option, and you cannot trust others to do the filtering for us.

2016 118

How to Make New Year's Resolutions

Clutter Coach

by This year, don’t let your New Year’s resolutions be just another list of to do’s that you never get to and feel guilty about. Here are some tips on how to make some resolutions that you can actually keep. Don’t pick too many. Challenging yourself is a great idea, but be kind to yourself too. Keep in mind that a resolutions typically involve major changes in lifestyle and habits, and those don’t occur overnight.

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Does Your Office Design Affect Your Productivity?

Productivity Bits

If you’re reexamining your current office space, you’ve probably got some ideas about how you want things to flow. You might have what you believe to be the perfect design plan all laid out, but in reality, you could be sacrificing functionality for looks. A lot of things you take for granted have a larger impact than you may expect, and that impact may be contrary to your intentions. Consider your lighting Offices love fluorescent track lighting.

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Aging Boomers Discovering the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

Next Avenue's Gig Economy: Better for Boomers Than Millennials  covers the growing trend of retirement age Americans choosing to work in the gig economy. Key quote: The lure of job flexibility and part-time income may be too hard to resist for millions of older Americans. This is borne out by the research on the on-demand economy (ODE) we conducted with Intuit.    We found about 18% of all ODE worker are aged 55 or older.

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7 Smart Ways to Exercise At Work

Dumb Little Man

Many will find that desk jobs mark the end of their perfect stomach. Sitting around won’t boost your heart rate, and your lunches will start to turn into inches around your waistline. The occasional plate of donuts in the breakroom aren’t helping, either. But how much can you possibly move when the majority of your work involves staying still? You may be surprised. Thinking outside of the box and taking simple steps can help keep you in shape.

2016 112

Curb Your Appetite For Projects: The Foundations of Productivity

Simple Productivity Blog

Productivity requires a solid foundation if the methods are going to be successful. Just like every building must have a solid foundation if it is going to remain standing, productivity must also have a solid foundation unless you want it to crumble underneath you. We are in a ten-article series on the foundations of productivity. Today we will look at another fundamental rule: curb your appetite for projects. Eyes Too Big For The Stomach.

2016 100

How to Use A Competency Assessment for Assistants

Office Dynamics

Use this assessment for assistants as a tool to measure your skill level. Several years ago I was preparing for my first annual review with my new executive, Joan Burge, Founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International. I wanted to be ready for anything when we sat down together to discuss my progress and my skill set as her Chief Executive Assistant.

2016 139

"Gig" - The Word of the Year

Small Business Labs

NPR's Goodbye Jobs, Hello 'Gigs': How One Word Sums Up A New Economic Reality  covers the history of the word "gig" and suggests it as the 2015 word of the year. For those of us who have been saying for years that the gig economy is growing - and often being told we're wrong (we're still often told we're wrong) - it's nice to see recognition of the term and trend.

2016 100

Is Honesty Really the Best Policy?

Dumb Little Man

Not everyone is a born smart or Genius. As we grow old, we get that funny feeling. There were lot of fights and quarrels , that could have been avoided. Many things were meaningless. There were not worth dying for. This is like what they say….Growing Growing up. There were so many people, whom we met in our adult hood. They left. We moved on. I remember hearing from my old friends, that time has changed in this generation. Now, I see myself saying it sometime. Actually, nothing has changed.

CEO Says It's Important to Be Paranoid

On The Job

Ever heard of Kronites? Your first guess might be that they’re part of the new Star Wars movie. But if you’re dealing with employee management on a regular basis, you might know the right answer: Kronites are the people who keep Kronos, a worldwide workforce management cloud solution company, running. At the helm of Kronos is Aron Ain, the CEO of the $1 billion enterprise that has tripled its profitability since 2005 and has 20 million to 35 million users every day.

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3 Tips to Organize Your Executive & Team Members

Office Dynamics

3 Tips for Organizing Your Executive & Team Members. You can’t make others work the way you work. This is the first thing you have to accept if you want to help someone, such as your executive or team member, get and stay organized. Chances are the person you’re trying to help doesn’t have the same style preferences as you do.

2016 129

What To Put On Your To Do List

Productivityist

This piece was originally published in The Productivityist Weekly. Not signed up for the newsletter yet? Click here and you’ll get it delivered to your inbox every week and receive a copy of The Way of The Productivityist Manifesto absolutely FREE! Over the years, I’ve had many people ask me what they should put on their to do lists. The thing is, this is not a simple question to answer. Each person treats their to do list differently.

2016 61

Set These 3 Goals Now!

Dumb Little Man

You have a vision of your dream life but don’t know how to get there? Time keeps going by and you wonder why you are making so little progress compared to the potential you know is inside of you? You even start wondering whether it’s worth it to keep going? We all have been there, it’s not easy to build a career – whether you are already doing it full-time or on the side of your current 9-5.

2016 102

6 Steps for Getting an Internship

On The Job

When it's cold and miserable outside and there are 80% off sales on Christmas decorations, it's often difficult to think about spring, let alone summer. But if you want a summer internship this year, you need to get busy -- right now. Companies often get the bulk of applications between February and April, so there is no time to waste if you want a chance to land an internship. Here's what you need to do: 1. Do your homework. Research employers and industries that interest you.

2016 100

Stop Allowing Bad News to Destroy Your Good Attitude

Office Dynamics

Attitude IS a Choice. Do you let the bad news destroy your good attitude? Stock market has gone wild-for the worse. Blizzards, giant snowstorms and ice smack the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Recent celebrity deaths including Glenn Frey (Eagles) and Celine Dion’s beloved husband-both died from cancer. The political arena is intensifying. The boxing gloves are on. Former Olympic downhill champion, Bill Jonson, dies. Who wants to read or hear the news? Not me.

2016 123

7 Ways To Express Gratitude As A Man

Brilliantly Better

One of the most effective ways to get more of what you want, is to be grateful for it. Want more money? Be grateful for money you already have. Want more meaningful connections in your life? Be grateful for the… The post 7 Ways To Express Gratitude As A Man appeared first on Dragos Roua. Relationships & Society

2016 60

Why Reading Leadership Books will Boost Your Productivity

Productivityist

I’ve been reading a lot of books on leadership lately, something that I really haven’t done all that much before. Historically, I’ve read mostly time management, productivity, and technology books. While these have helped shape my skill set and knowledge, I’ve recognized that anyone who is interested in boosting their productivity needs to read leadership books as well.

2016 57

Classic vs. Classical

Daily Writing Tips

What’s the difference between classic and classical ? Both words, befitting their roots in the word class , refer to quality, but the meanings are distinct. Classic and classical , both first attested around the turn of the seventeenth century, derive from the French term classique , a descendant of the Latin word classicus , which (in turn stemming from classis ) denoted the first rank of Roman citizens.

2016 53

Inspiring Business Leaders: 5 of the Most Influential Women

Office Dynamics

These 5 influential women are inspiring business leaders. According to a report published by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the gender gap in business is still very real and not likely to go away by itself. One of the recommended drivers in truncating this gap is to acknowledge the success that women have had in the global business environment. Noting their achievements helps both women and men develop new traditions that may create an equitable business world.

2016 113

Rename Your Junk Drawer

Clutter Coach

by It's time to rehabilitate the much-maligned junk drawer. In the unlikely event that you don't have one, this is a drawer, usually in the kitchen, that acts as a catch-all for small items and pieces of other items that you don't have time to put away or don't know where to put. People are often embarrassed to admit that they have junk drawers, but I say using a drawer for this purpose is a heck of a lot better than letting those doohickeys clutter up the rest of the house.

2016 100

Why Reading Leadership Books will Boost Your Productivity

Productivityist

I’ve been reading a lot of books on leadership lately, something that I really haven’t done all that much before. Historically, I’ve read mostly time management, productivity, and technology books. While these have helped shape my skill set and knowledge, I’ve recognized that anyone who is interested in boosting their productivity needs to read leadership books as well.

2016 57

“Confused With” and “Confused About”

Daily Writing Tips

Preposition use is tricky. Sometimes a rule can be applied, as in the choice between in and into: The dog jumped from the bank into the water. connotes movement from outside to within). The drowning man flailed in the water. connotes containment within). More often, the choice of which preposition to use is idiomatic. That is, speakers use a particular preposition with a certain word because its use has been established by custom.

2016 53

“Ply” and Other Words from the Fold

Daily Writing Tips

Looking into the origin of ply as a result of thinking about the expressions “plying [someone] with drinks” or “plying [someone] for information,” I found etymological connections to an interesting variety of terms. Here are some words related to ply based on its Latin ancestor. Ply derives from the term plicare , meaning “to fold.”

2016 53

English Titles of Nobility

Daily Writing Tips

Terms for members of the aristocracy are often applied by extension to other, often colloquial, usage. Here are titles of English nobility and some of their other connotations. King , from the Old English word cyning , refers to a hereditary lifelong ruler; a king who rules over other kings might be called a high king.

2016 52

Vile and Villain

Daily Writing Tips

A recent reference to a certain Republican presidential candidate in which he was described as vile sent me to online etymological resources to look up the origin of the term. Interestingly, vile is unrelated to the similar-looking villain. Vile derives from the Latin term vilis , which means “base,” “cheap,” “common,” or “worthless.”

2016 50

30 Words Containing the Letters “sm”

Daily Writing Tips

After writing a post about the suffix -ism , I explored the class of words that include the letters s and m in sequence in which the letters are not a consonant blend (as in small ) or in which the s is not at the end of a prefix (as in besmirch and dismiss ); with some exceptions (specified), they have in common an origin in Greek.

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Using “Pharma Bro” and Other Pop-Culture Epithets

Daily Writing Tips

Not long after Martin “Pharma Bro” Shkreli stepped out of the media spotlight, the notoriously greedy former pharmaceutical-company executive briefly popped back onto the popular-culture radar to helpfully illustrate how epithets have evolved (or devolved, as some may judge).

2016 48

The Productivityist Podcast 77: Chris Bailey

Productivityist

In this episode of the podcast I chat with the author of The Productivity Project, Chris Bailey. We talk about Chris’s new book, the process of writing the book, why quantitative and qualitative data are both needed to measure productivity, and whether or not Chris identifies as an early riser or a night owl. Relevant Links. The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy by Chris Bailey | Amazon. A Life of Productivity.

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The Productivityist Podcast 77: Chris Bailey

Productivityist

In this episode of the podcast I chat with the author of The Productivity Project, Chris Bailey. We talk about Chris’s new book, the process of writing the book, why quantitative and qualitative data are both needed to measure productivity, and whether or not Chris identifies as an early riser or a night owl. Relevant Links. The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy by Chris Bailey | Amazon. A Life of Productivity.

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