Building a strong partnership with your boss takes the right combination of time, practice, trust and these key elements addressed by Joan Burge in this free webinar.
This is part of a series by editor Barbara McNichol to provide tips that help you write like a pro.
Do you find that at times the spoken language slides into your writing, but often the words selected aren’t the exact fit for what you mean?
Consider these sentences:
- How many executives do what they feel will win approval?
- The public feels certain people shouldn’t be in the workforce.
Given the context, is “feel” the correct word to express the intended meaning? No, because it doesn’t come from an emotional “feeling” source. Rather, it comes from a conviction based on experience—a place of belief. Because of this, better choices would be: [Read more…]
I spend a lot of my time in the training room with administrative professionals all over the country, I am often taken by the words of wisdom that are shared by the savvy assistants in my classes.
In fact, I was struck by the words of one particular assistant who seemed savvy beyond her years.
She was a reminder to me – and to us all – that wisdom in the best companies and organizations resides in the support staff as much as, if not more than, members of the management team! [Read more…]
BIG Thoughts: Are You Living a Busy Life or a BIG Life?
Now there is a BIG thought! I hope that title got you thinking. We are very good at living busy lives. We all talk about our crazy schedules and busy weekends. We write our to-do lists and check things off our calendars. Parents run their kids from practice to practice and weekly soccer games; we run errands on the weekends; meet our friends for dinner or movies; attend football games, weddings, showers—run to our doctor appointments and more. The list goes on and on. We think we are living our BIG life, but are we just living a busy life. [Read more…]