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Managing Up: A guide for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Managing Up: A guide for Assistants Are you an Assistant looking to take your career to the next level? Are you interested in mastering the intricate art of managing up? Look no further! In this comprehensive guide, we will show you how to become a master [.]

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What to avoid when managing up

Practically Perfect PA

What to avoid when managing up Are you a new Assistant aiming to excel in your role? As you manoeuvre through the challenges of managing up, down, and laterally within your organisation, it's vital to be cognisant of potential pitfalls that might arise. In this article, we [.]

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Stepping Up and Being Heard in Meetings: Overcoming Internal Barriers

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Stepping Up and Being Heard in Meetings: Overcoming Internal Barriers Meetings are a fundamental part of any organisation's day-to-day operations. They serve as a platform for discussing ideas, making decisions, and sharing information. While many individuals attend these meetings, not everyone actively participates or feels heard.

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Should People with Grit Ever Give Up?

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Having grit doesn’t mean never giving up; it means not giving up on our long-term goals. And sometimes the best way to achieve our long-term goals may be to give up on unproductive short-term goals. Recognizing how our goals line up can help us know when to quit and when to persist. Giving up can feel like failure.

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How to Stand Up for Yourself

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The director of a small but busy public library in the Midwest, Marcia Fanning (not her real name) says she was meek and didn’t really stand up for herself for many years: “I let people walk all over me, and I ended up being really unhappy a lot of [the] time.”. Best practices for standing up for yourself. I apologized.

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Heads-up, Transactional Spaces: The Future Is Coming

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And sometimes the places employees end up in are thriving spaces where they can connect, learn, share, collaborate, create … and get some work done. So if you’re still banking on transactional relationships in lifeless spaces, consider this your heads-up: you’ll be left behind as people flock to spaces of connection, belonging and humanness.

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Unlearning Silence in the Workplace: How to Speak Up at Work

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But some workplace experts are speaking up and encouraging employees to do just the same in 2024; perhaps the only “resolution” you will need this year is some real talk. What assumptions do we hold about where and when we’re allowed to speak up? What have we experienced as the costs of speaking up in the past?

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