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…]
Did you miss the webinar, The Resilient Assistant with Peggy Vasquez and Joan Burge? Watch the replay here: The Resilient Assistant.
Every administrative professional knows nothing in life or work is constant. In today’s workplace, we’re continually forced to adapt, shift, think and act on our toes, and just generally CHANGE (a word most people fear!). Those who are too rigidly attached to “the way things are” will constantly struggle to regain their footing when the inevitable upheaval happens. [Read more…]
OFFICE DYNAMICS CONFERENCE RECAP PART III: The Final Day
After another delicious breakfast on the resort veranda overlooking the pool and the striking red rock mountains to the West, the morning plenary session of our final day of the conference opened up with a video montage highlighting some of the extraordinary moments from the Havana Nights Gala, generating laughs and smiles all around.
Next, Joan Burge took the stage with a strong message reminding us all why we’re really here, and how every professional can truly “Expand Your Influence.” As Joan explained, neither her career, nor this signature annual gathering, is about “training” — it’s about making work lives substantially BETTER for administrative professionals in every stage of their careers, and carving out the administrative path as a career of choice for high-performing and high-potential individuals. The training, speaking, coaching and writing Joan devotes herself to, as well as this conference itself, is how she achieves those goals. Ultimately, our progress hinges on the quality relationships and authentic connections we make together, and whether we can implement what we learn. [Read more…]
In today’s competitive, high-energy marketplace, good enough is not enough. As a savvy executive or administrative assistant, you’ll want to maintain your competitive advantage while building increasing your chances of future success. Here are few reasons why.
Why Be a Star-Performing Executive or Administrative Assistant?
BIG Learning: Build Your Reputation Every Day
I meet many high-achieving executive assistants who are very content. They are at the top of the administrative career ladder in their company, make a really nice salary, like their executive and have their job down pat. But is that sufficient? [Read more…]
What a beautiful time of year for all of us to enjoy. Spring should be in full bloom for those of you who live in the Midwest and East. I love to see trees and flowers come into full bloom. What about you? Are you coming into your fullness through learning and growing? Are you further ahead in your knowledge than you were 3 months ago? 6 months ago? One year ago? What has been your greatest stretch in terms of learning and development? How many books have you read since January? What new information have you gained? And what is on your upcoming list?
In this issue, I want to talk about:
- Why BIG learning is important.
- The definition of BIG learning.
We live in a supersonic world of constant change. What we knew yesterday isn’t necessarily true today. Information comes at us faster than the speed of light. If you are in the workplace, competition is far and deep and your organization relies on you to be sharp. If we do not keep up, we will be left in the dust. Even if you plan to work only one more year, you still need to stay abreast of changes. [Read more…]