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The 3 Assets Every Great Executive Assistant Needs

ProAssisting Blog

Does your Executive Assistant have the superpowers necessary to stand out and get things done? The 29-Hour Work Day will walk you through the 4 superpowers all EAs need to be successfull.

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Why Your Boss Isn’t Coming To The Office

Allwork

A significant proportion of middle managers are adamant about maintaining their work-from-home arrangements, which is creating a ripple effect throughout the corporate landscape. A recent McKinsey report unveiled that 48% of higher-ranking employees currently engage in remote work for at least one day per week, while only 33% of those in entry-level positions do the same.

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Survival Guide for Admin Burnout: Self-Care and Boundaries Edition

Team: Solo Admin

Let’s face it — burnout sucks. It’s that overwhelming feeling of exhaustion and frustration that can leave you feeling completely drained. But fear not, because there’s hope! In this blog. Read More The post Survival Guide for Admin Burnout: Self-Care and Boundaries Edition appeared first on Team: Solo Admin.

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Getting minute-taking right

Practically Perfect PA

Getting minute-taking right Getting minute-taking right is a crucial aspect of productive meetings. This article will provide a general list of key points to consider when taking minutes. By following these guidelines, you can enhance the quality and usefulness of meeting minutes, facilitating efficient communication and [.

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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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Mastering Manifestation in Business: The Power of Positive Thinking

Tips From T. Marie

Manifestation, Law of Attraction, Affirmations, Intention Setting, Positive Visualization—regardless of the terminology, the age-old adage “thoughts become things” resonates in the world of business. From Napoleon Hill’s timeless ‘Think and Grow Rich’ to contemporary Amazon bestsellers, the concept persists, offering entrepreneurs a unique approach to success.

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14 Workplace-Friendly Holiday Exchange Gifts for Coworkers

Success

Earlier this year, we took to LinkedIn and asked hundreds of professionals the question on everyone’s mind when it comes time for the office Secret Santa: What holiday gifts do people prefer to receive in the workplace? The poll results were loud and clear. While the majority (60%) preferred gift cards or vouchers, people were torn between personalized and practical gifts in a two-way tie for second, and nearly 10% said they’d like to receive food and gourmet treats.

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Most women say menstruation symptoms have a negative impact on their work

Workplace Insight

The latest findings from the CIPD’s report Menstruation and support at work, which surveyed more than 2,000 women, found that more than two thirds (69 percent) of women have a negative experience at work because of their menstruation symptoms. In response, the CIPD is calling on organisations to create awareness, tackle the stigma associated with menstruation and train managers to be confident, comfortable and inclusive when talking to employees about menstrual health.

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London’s Office Landscape Gets A Green Makeover With Record Construction Boom

Allwork

London is currently experiencing a transformation in its office landscape. According to a recent report published by Bloomberg , investors are pouring money into new construction projects, focusing on upgrading older buildings to meet rising environmental standards and evolving customer demands. An unprecedented 43 projects, amounting to 5.1 million square feet of space, broke ground in London in the six months leading up to September 2023, according to Deloitte survey data cited by Bloomberg

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People seconded from other roles come up with the best ideas

Workplace Insight

Seconded employees – employees temporarily assigned to a different role, organisation, or department – develop more innovative ideas and influence permanent staff to do the same, according to new research from ESMT Berlin and published in the Strategic Management Journal. Despite the motivation to select new ideas, individuals and organisations often still reject or overlook them.

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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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Best Virtual Assistant - Qualities of a Top-Notch Executive Assistant

ProAssisting Blog

A top-notch executive assistant serves as the linchpin of an efficient and successful operation. They go beyond the realms of traditional administrative support, embodying a diverse skill set and exhibiting exceptional qualities that propel them to be the best virtual assistant in any professional setting, contributing innumerable benefits to your organization.

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4 Ways to Recover from Burnout and Get Back to Enjoying Your Work

Success

Have you ever felt burned out while you were living your dream? Have you been deeply satisfied by your work while still experiencing fatigue? If this resonates, the first thing to do is reevaluate how you complete your work. For example, I was balancing a ton of speaking engagements before the pandemic. I traveled constantly and was on the road for about 80% of the year.

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Looking For Love? Data Reveals Intricate Connections Between Careers And Marriage

Allwork

Over the past ten years, data has shown that professionals in demanding careers are likely to marry within their own professions. Shared experiences and challenges associated with these high-demand professions might foster romantic bonds. Your job can say a lot about who you’ll marry, not only in terms of shared professional interests but also in how the demands and characteristics of your job interact with your personal life and relationships.

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Resilience in the Assistant role

Practically Perfect PA

Resilience in the Assistant role Have you ever seen an acrobat expertly traverse a high-wire, carefully placing one foot in front of the other while balancing a long pole in their hands? It's a sight that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats, holding their [.

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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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Half of work related illness is down to stress, depression or anxiety

Workplace Insight

Nearly two million workers in Great Britain reported suffering from work-related ill health in 2022/23, according the latest annual statistical report from the UK’s Health and Safety Executive. The statistics reveal that 1.8 million workers reported they were suffering from work-related ill health in 2022/23, with approximately half of the cases down to stress, depression or anxiety.

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Use a Gratitude Journal to Boost Your Happiness

Success

A daily gratitude journal helps you record and remember the things you’re grateful for and is a popular practice in positive psychology or the study of human happiness. One of the greatest appeals of keeping a gratitude journal is that it can be as simple or as complex as you like. You can write things down daily, once a week or on any schedule that works for you.

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4 (Not Grinchy) Strategies To Beat The Holiday Productivity Slump

Allwork

In the U.S., around 70% of workers have lost focus by December 20, signaling the onset of the holiday wind-down. Employers can combat the holiday productivity slump by proactively implementing core strategies to sustain company performance. Setting achievable end-of-year goals and acknowledging the year-round contributions of your staff can ensure that everyone can enjoy the holidays.

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The Tools I Use to Run My Business

LEADERASSISTANT.COM

I launched my side hustle business in 2016 and this website (goburrows.com aka leaderassistant.com) was one of the first pieces of the puzzle. Through several years of trial and error and plenty of ups and downs, the business has grown from a bare-bones website, to a thriving community, an extensive resource hub, and a profitable business. The best part?

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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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Episode 502: Dan Pontefract Talks About Redefining Work-Life Balance

Productivityist

In today’s podcast, I had an engaging conversation with Dan Pontefract , a renowned leadership strategist, about the nuanced aspects of work-life balance and productivity. Dan brings a fresh perspective to these topics, challenging the conventional understanding of work-life balance with insightful reflections from his book “Work-Life Bloom: How to Nurture a Team that Flourishes.” Throughout our discussion, Dan emphasized the dynamic nature of balancing work and life, debunking

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Need to Hire an AI Consultant? Here’s How to Vet for the Right One

Success

You probably never anticipated needing a guru to teach the robots how to optimize your business. Yet, here comes 2024, and it’s happening. So it’s time to get serious about what your company needs in an AI consultant or futurist consultant (so many names for this new role abound) and how to vet an AI consultant so you can weed out the true experts from the wannabes.

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Why Aren’t Women Taking Their Vacation Days?

Allwork

46% of workers revealed they take less time off than they are entitled to, with more women than men falling into this category. Fears over job security appear to be the most common reason women forgo paid leave. Not taking time off from work can harm individuals (and ultimately organizations), yet evidence indicates that there is still too much stigma around paid vacation time.

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Ep 246: Jared Kleinert – CEO of Offsite

LEADERASSISTANT.COM

Jared Kleinert is the Founder/CEO of Offsite. Jared is also a TED speaker, 3x award-winning author, and USA Today’s “Most Connected Millennial” who has helped organize hundreds of events for over 30,000 attendees. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Jared Kleinert shares tips on offsite planning, networking, and remote work.

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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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The final word on… workplace trends

Workplace Insight

You would not believe the number of firms that ask us to publish a list of workplace trends each week. Or maybe you would, given the number that have appeared – and are appearing -elsewhere. Each firm perhaps convinced they are saying something original, unique or interesting, or maybe simply convinced they stand out in some way, while pushing the same timid, stale narratives about the workplace.

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6 Thanksgiving Mocktails That Will Be a Hit at All of Your Holiday Parties

Success

With the holidays comes an increased number of social gatherings, and it can often become synonymous with heavier drinking patterns for many people. However, studies are showing that younger generations are starting to lean away from alcohol, opting for non-alcoholic drinks, often called “mocktails,” instead. A recent study shows that only 30% of Gen Z drink weekly compared to 58% of baby boomers.

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Amazon Launches Free “AI Ready” Program To Train 2 Million People By 2025

Allwork

Amazon launched an ambitious program called “AI Ready,” aimed at training at least two million people in artificial intelligence (AI) skills by 2025. According to the Wall Street Journal , the program is part of Amazon’s strategy to compete in the intense talent race against other tech giants like Microsoft and Google — both of which have invested in their own generative AI tools.

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What’s your AI strategy?

BMT Office Administration

I know there are plenty of possible strategies for your business, and you might be thinking I am suggesting adding a new one. But for now, I am not (necessarily) suggesting an “AI strategy” to compete with your marketing strategy, supply chain strategy or go-to-market strategy. Instead, I am asking if you have an AI “little s” strategy—a plan to help you stay aware of and capitalize on it as it evolves.

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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