If you’re feeling more energized than usual these days, that’s because it’s Spring. As humans, we’re hard-wired to feel the boost that comes with warmer temperatures and fresh, new beginnings everywhere! Even in the cities, there are blooming flowers and baby birds. Life bustles – and we can’t avoid responding. [Read more…]
Dreams do come true and I am so excited this week that I can hardly contain myself. This week I am living a dream that I had about 20 years ago! I am going to work with one of the most highly respected and well-known companies in the world! I am going to be teaching our flagship training program for assistants, the Star Achievement Series®. And I won’t only be teaching this week, but I will be going to this company six times between now and September. I will be teaching 12 full-day workshops with three levels of learning. The point I want to make is that your biggest dreams can come true…. with hard work, commitment, persistence and keeping the faith. [Read more…]
Connection with vacation
A few years ago I was out of the office for 12 days! The first 3 days, I had business in Cincinnati. I then went from Cincinnati to Ft. Myers, Florida to join my 86-year old (active) father and my stepmom for a 9-day vacation. This was a long-awaited and much-needed vacation and thank goodness for my Dad and Liz who are fun! We did everything from just chilling out on the beach to sightseeing, shopping, eating and more eating, laughing and reminiscing.
I tried my best to not be tethered to my phone, emails, texting and more. It really is important to take a vacation when you are on vacation. Many of you may have already taken your spring break or might just be getting ready to go on vacation so I’d like to provide some tips either way. [Read more…]
Dana Buchanan is a 20 plus year professional assistant and coordinator with a passion for writing. Last year Dana attended our Conference for Administrative Excellence but in order for that to happen, she needed to justify the budget and explain the benefits to her executive. In her latest blog entry, “Professional Development Value,” she explains what she did to win her executive’s decision and how Office Dynamics helped her become a better assistant and writer! Read “Professional Development Value” and follow her blog by clicking the link!
I’d like to share with you a few little workplace-effectiveness techniques that boost success. Did you know that changing just a few of the everyday words you use while conducting business can actually enhance people’s positive impressions of you? Here are three quick and highly effective linguistic tips you can start using today and learn how to be effective in the office. [Read more…]
Great assistants know
It’s COOL to be an administrative professional because you are privy to information that other employees are not or you may be given a heads up on an upcoming change before other employees are told.
When I think back to some of the executives I worked with as a strategic business partner, there were numerous occasions when they would share important information with me. That made me feel trustworthy and like a confidante. Often the information they shared was to help me be prepared for upcoming situations or events. It was great to be “in the know” so I could be proactive, take the initiative, and also not be caught off guard should another employee come and ask me questions about something they heard.