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Successful Assistants Combine Left and Right Brain Thinking

Office Dynamics

Several years ago, I came up with Adminology. It was a formula for success for assistants. I still teach Adminology in our World Class Assistant™ certification and designation course because it never changes. Just bear with me as I explain this to you as it will all come together. Assistants should apply the Adminology formula to achieve better outcomes.

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To Deepen the Relationship, Meet in the Middle

Virtual Moxie

In any interaction with a client, there’s your space, her space, and the space between you that’s available to be shared. Many times, we tend to stay in our own spaces—coming from our own perspectives, caring mostly about our own agendas, and it often gets us what we need in the interaction, but it can be a bit shallow. You can go so much deeper, and have a more rich and connected interaction if you step out of your own space into the center you share with your clients.

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23% of Traditional Full-Time Job Holders Plan to Switch to Gig Work

Small Business Labs

According to MetLife's 2019 U.S. Employee Benefits Study, 23% of Americans with full-time traditional jobs intend to switch to gig work over the next 5 years. Another 14% say they are considering it.  As the study chart below shows, younger workers more likely to say they're intending to leave their job for gig work than older workers.    The reasons those with full-time jobs say they are interested in gig work are increased schedule flexibility, the ability to work whe

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7 Ways to Position Yourself as an Admin Leader

Eat Your Career

As a proud former administrative professional , I’ve always enjoyed being a part of the admin community. In fact, from the moment I got involved in the field, I wanted to be an admin leader. I felt called to it from day 1. I loved the work and the people, and (even as a total novice) I thought I had something valuable to offer. So, back in 2006, I started a blog for admins called The Executive Assistant’s Toolbox, where I shared tips and tricks for success in the field.

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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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The Assistant growth mindset

Practically Perfect PA

How do you feel when someone gives you feedback at work? Are you open to feedback, or do you feel defensive? What happens when you have challenges at work? Do you face them head-on, or do you avoid the situation? As Assistants, we often come up against misconceptions about the role. How do you feel […].

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Will the Iraqi Dinar Soar This 2019?

Small Business CEO

The largest financial market in the world is the foreign exchange market. It enables currency conversion for investments and trades worldwide with its massive trading volume. People are able to exchange, speculate, buy, and sell on currencies through the foreign exchange market and they are able to optimize their profits by investing in the forex market.

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On Art And Bananas

Brilliantly Better

A couple of weeks ago, a banana duct-taped on a wall, named the “Comedian”, was sold as an art piece for $120.000. The ripples of this event were instant, viral and, for what it looks like, persistent, with no sign of slowing down. Most of the comments on the internet were pointing at the absurdity. Read more On Art And Bananas. The post On Art And Bananas appeared first on Dragos Roua.

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Braving Burnout: How to Go on When it Feels Like There’s Nowhere to Go

Productivityist

Photo by Marcel Hol from FreeImages. The following post is a guest contribution from Stewart Dunlop. I haven’t taken guest posts in a while but the topic of burnout has come up a lot lately and when Stewart asked if he could write something about for my blog, I jumped at the chance. Stewart is a content guy at Foundr with a passion for writing articles that you will want to read.

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5 Things To Know Before Buying An ATS!

Recruit CRM

You might already have an ATS that you’re looking to replace or maybe you’re looking to buy your first system. It’s 2021 and if you’re reading this, you’re probably looking for a new applicant tracking system. With dozens of systems to choose from, choosing the right ATS/CRM for your business is a daunting task! Don’t worry though, You have us here.

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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 Art of Creating New Habits that Stick

Jen Lawrence

Creating new habits is a struggle for almost every person on the planet. Have you ever met anyone who said, “I wanted to do this…and so I did. Boom! I’m perfect.”? No? Neither have I. If you are this unicorn, I’d love to meet you! For the rest of us, habit building is a constant cycle of start, joy, frustration, stopping, and restarting.

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Your Personal and Professional Brand Matters

Office Dynamics

Successful businesses around the world spend enormous amounts of time and money developing a brand that sets them apart and tells their story. Their marketing departments consider every little detail, from logos to font style, from signature colors to tone of communication. Employees forget that developing a personal brand is just as vital for them and requires just as much thought and consideration.

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Are Outward-Facing Hours Your Key to Work-Life Integration?

Virtual Moxie

I wouldn’t have been able to tell you whether I identify as an integrator or a segmenter, but I immediately saw myself as a segmenter the morning that I read this article by Melody Wilding. Managing my work and life so that there’s more living in my life hasn’t been an issue for me for a very-long time because I segment like a champ.

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Freelancers and Solopreneurs are Increasingly Exporters

Small Business Labs

Despite trade wars, tariffs, and the erection of other barriers to cross-border commerce, independent workers, freelancers and solopreneurs are increasingly finding customers outside U.S. borders. As the MBO Partners State of Independence study chart below shows (click to enlarge), in 2019 22% of Independent workers who work full-time as independent workers said they provided goods or services to customers outside the U.S.

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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 to Write a Professional Development Plan

Eat Your Career

This is the second article in a two-part series on the topic of Professional Development Plans. In the first part of this series, you learned that a professional development plan (or PDP) is a written document used to focus, evaluate and prioritize professional development goals and activities. In this article, you’re going to learn exactly what should be included in a PDP document and the simple 10-step process I use to write a PDP.

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The EA competencies you will need in 2019

Practically Perfect PA

Well, that is us in 2019 folks! Happy New Year. Firstly before I start this blog, I want to say a huge thank you to all of the Practically Perfect PA readers who are joining us for another year on the blog. We have been going now since 2011, and I can’t wait to see […].

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Customer Intelligence and Teamwork Drive Innovation

BioTeams

Innovation happens in many places and has many faces. Enterprises are required to nurture internal processes that work in sync like ecosystems to encourage front line intelligence to feed ideas through to management so that services, products, processes and teamwork ensues collaboratively to deliver benefits to the Value Chain. This requires effective team work and a supporting methodology that aims to treat your team more like an agile soccer team if you think about it so that anyone can effect

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How Email Marketing for Business can Help You Make Your Dreams Come True

Small Business CEO

Any business with involves an online presence needs email marketing to grow. Email marketing is crucial because it improves your revenue, increases your communication, and reach significantly, is measurable, flexible, and scalable. Email marketing can do much more. Here is how email marketing for business can help you achieve your dreams. 1. People use email a lot.

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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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5 Financial Habits Enforced By Playing CashFlow

Brilliantly Better

One of the new things I tried lately is playing CashFlow. It’s the board game created by Robert Kiyosaki, the author of “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” Before diving too deep into this, let me tell you that I didn’t read… The post 5 Financial Habits Enforced By Playing CashFlow appeared first on Dragos Roua.

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The One Piece of Time Management Advice That You Should Definitely Follow

Productivityist

I’ve been studying personal productivity and time management for years now and there’s one question that comes up often. “What’s one piece of productivity and time management advice that you would give to everyone?”. I love to talk about this kind of stuff but after being asked this plenty of times I decided it’d be best to come up with something that was simple to share and do.

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20+ Free Chrome Extensions For Recruiters

Recruit CRM

Ever since I discovered Chrome Extensions, I have been a fan. They are extremely useful and often come in handy. We have curated a list of 19 Chrome Extensions for recruiters, of course, you won’t be needing all of them but feel free to choose the one you like. It’s time to do some serious recruiting in 2019. 1.) Recruit CRM Sourcing Extension. Source candidates & clients from anywhere with the handy Recruit CRM extension.

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How to make yourself less anxious and self-conscious in high stakes business situations ?

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs always need to work on their self-consciousness. Your decision to be an entrepreneur comes with a big problem: Building a business is a guaranteed, never-ending exercise in pushing outside your comfort zone. Eek! When you’re doing it right, becoming an entrepreneur is the biggest commitment to personal growth a human can make. But all that growth is uncomfortable as hell.

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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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Executive Assistants That Want To Go Above And Beyond But How? – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Welcome to another question for Ask an Admin. This is where the administrative assistant and executive assistant can submit any question they have and their peers will answer the question based on their previous experience. We believe that there are many different ways to approach problems, difficult tasks, and situations so we thought this would be a great way to provide you a place to share your input as well as receive input from others.

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How to Handle Work Guilt

Jen Lawrence

Call it whatever you want – on some level we all experience some level of guilt around our jobs, especially if our work is particularly demanding. Today, there’s a focused emphasis on “Mom Guilt” but the reality is that dads experience it, caregivers experience it, married people experience it, single people experience it. Unfortunately, the guilt is real for most workers.

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Deloitte on the Future of Work

Small Business Labs

Deloitte has become, in our opinion, one of the key go-to sources of information and analysis on the future of work. Their recent article Redefining work, workforces, and workplaces is a good example. In a relatively short article, it nicely synthesizes and explains "multiple converging trends and how they are already fundamentally changing all aspects of work."   As the article chart above shows (click to enlarge), they focus on three main areas: work, workforce and workplace.

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How to Become a More Valuable Employee

Eat Your Career

These days, people talk a lot about adding value in the workplace. Specifically, everyone wants to know how to become a more valuable employee. After all, when you add more value at work, you should (in theory) receive more value as well. It’s only natural; contributing at greater levels should enable you to earn at greater levels too. In my newest book, The Invisibility Cure , I cover this topic in depth.

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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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Day in the life: Hayley Lawrence, PA to Regional General Manager and Admin Assistant to Founders Office – The British Virgin Islands

Practically Perfect PA

Enjoy today’s Day in the life: Hayley Lawrence, PA Regional General Manager and Administration Assistant to Founders Office – Necker & Moskito Islands, in The British Virgin Islands. I love this interview because it shows how exciting, different, challenging and incredible our profession is! Day in the life: Hayley Lawrence, PA to Regional General Manager and […].

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Competition and Collaboration Creates High Performing Teams

BioTeams

Many of us have heard the story about the classical race between the tortoise and hare but did you know that there is a version 2.0 of that metaphor? In essence, there was a re-match as the rabbit wanted to prove that being the fastest and ergonomically conducive animal, it would win the second race. Here, the tortoise was obviously left behind but the hare came to a major roadblock in their race track i.e. the bank of a river.

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9 Tips for Branding and Marketing a Start-up Business

Small Business CEO

Successful entrepreneur and marketing expert Luke Lazarus recommends focusing on brand messaging as a path to success. With an extraordinary record of building and selling four new businesses in Australia in only 10 years, he counsels new business owners on the proven methods that led to his success instead of continuing as a serial entrepreneur. Lazarus regards most entrepreneurs as “highly intelligent and generally talented,” but his experience as a consultant informs his opinion that they lac

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