Practicing Principles of Persuasion


This week I have a short but powerful Monday Motivator for you.

We’ll be offering a free webinar focused on Getting to Yes, which has brought up a lot of thoughts around the idea of assistants needing to build the power of their persuasive skills.

Here are 7 ideas for principles of persuasion to implement right away. For more, join us at our free webinar! [Read more…]

Make This Week Your Best Week Ever!

Hello Monday Motivators!  I was very fortunate to host a webinar earlier this month with the amazing Adam Timm. Adam was a 9-1-1 dispatcher for the Los Angeles Police Department. He suffered for years with chronic tension headaches, ulcers and a bad attitude. He finally found a way out of his madness into a purposeful life.

Adam provided several useful tips for our webinar audience and I’d like to share some of them with you. These are tips and advice that really stood out for me. If you would like to view the entire one-hour webinar, check it out here on our blog. Adam also is going to be a speaker at our annual conference for administrative excellence this October.

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Continuing Education: How HR Managers Can Help


No matter how big or small your business is, it can benefit greatly from offering employees continuing education benefits. Employees want to continue their education and will value you as an employer if you help them make that happen. A study from EvoLLLution entitled “Lifelong Education and Labor Market Needs” found that 96 percent of employers said that continuing education improves job performance. In addition, the study found that 87 percent of employees felt it had a positive impact on pay scale. Here’s a look at the ways you can facilitate professional growth by implementing a continuing education program for your employees [Read more…]

5 Powerful Communication Strategies for Assistants

Do have a healthy curiosity that you use in your day-to-day communications?

I was inspired today to share with you 5 powerful communication strategies for assistants that I often teach in my World Class Assistant Certificate Program. However, I want to assure you that if you are not in the administrative profession, you will still greatly benefit from today’s topic. So continue reading.

In order to excel in today’s workplace, you will need to be a good investigator.


Because so often in the fast-paced world we work in, people do not communicate well or perhaps better said, completely. What seems clear to them is incomplete to us. [Read more…]

Getting People to Notice You At Work


Do you struggle with letting your light shine?

When you work in a mid to large size organization it is easy to get lost in the crowd. If you are lost in the crowd, people cannot promote you, support your goals, recommend you for projects or leverage your great talents.

Your job is to get people to notice you in the right way and recognize all you have to offer. [Read more…]

Three Keys To Making Your Best Week Ever Webinar Replay

It’s been a great week. Like, one of the best weeks – ever.


Because we had a sensational webinar event with Adam Timm and he shared with us three keys to making your best week ever. Now we’re equipped and there is nothing stopping us from having a great week. Every week.

Take a moment and catch the replay right here, right now.

WEBINAR REPLAY: Three Keys to Making Your Best Week Ever

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Which companies use social media the best?


Who’s using social media the most effectively? This month’s question from our friends at Business Management Daily’s AdminPro Forum asks which companies use social media the best. Join the conversation and help Everett as well as other administrative professionals. [Read more…]

Persevere No Matter What!


I recently read a statement that resonated with me. It says: Never let the circumstances of the moment supersede your dream. That statement struck me hard and made me stop and think: “How many times in the past did I let the circumstance of the moment impede my progress or stop me from doing something I really wanted to do?”

In honor of the upcoming 4th of July holiday, it struck me how our forefathers from decades ago persevered. They had dreams, ideas and a vision for a better life. And they fought hard to make those a reality. I decided to brush up on my history of the 4th of the July and want to share one excerpt I found. [Read more…]

Does a Performance Improvement Plan Mean You’re Getting Fired?

Dismissed worker in office, bad news, firedA post from our friends at The Admin Pro Forum and Business Management Daily has generated a lively discussion with mixed views on whether an employee put on a performance improvement plan is on a slow road to nowhere or if it means opportunity lies ahead with a little effort and a bright outlook.What are your thoughts?

Is a performance improvement plan the end of opportunity?

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Question: “I was placed on a performance improvement plan at work. I really think it’s a way to slowly fire me, and it’s such a morale killer to be under this kind of watch that I don’t have much enthusiasm left for the job. Does anyone ever come back from being on probation like this to do really well with their company and leave the black mark totally behind? I sure can’t think of an example.” – Violet, Insurance Researcher

For the full discussion visit: Business Management Daily.

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The New Frontier for Business: Work-Life Integration

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The days of a clear separation between work and home are a thing of the past, and we’re still trying to figure out how to integrate life and work in a healthy way. In a recent Advise America survey, 87 percent of respondents felt they overwork — but at the same time, more than a third also said they don’t feel overloaded by work. Work-life integration is different than simply trying to find balance and separation, however. Let’s take a look. [Read more…]