What are the eight must-have skills for executive and administrative assistants for today? As you enter into 2017, be sure you are equipped with this top-notch skill set. Joan also talks about one bonus skill, tune in to see what it is.
Does it seem that everything coming across your news feed lately is negative? Causing stress and worry? How do you cope with all the trauma and craziness of life right now?
Joan took a few minutes to share her thoughts on Facebook Live with ten tips to stay positive in a negative world. We think you’ll enjoy her tips and hope that you can use some of them to keep a good attitude during difficult times. [Read more…]
Do You Have An Owner’s Mentality?
Hello from my office to yours.
Did you know that you do not have to own your own business to have an “owner’s” mentality? Did you know there are benefits to thinking like an “owner” vs. an employee? Do you know the key characteristics of owners?
“Owners are fundamentally different from employees,” says Daren Martin PhD and author of A Company of Owners. They have a psychological stake in the success of the company that drives their daily behavior. They treat the company as if it were their own. Daren goes on to say that owners . . .
- Take losses personally.
- Celebrate successes as if they were their own.
- Have an enterprise mentality versus a silo mentality.
- Owners are priceless and establish themselves as indispensable contributors.
Attitude IS a Choice. Do you let the bad news destroy your good attitude?
Stock market has gone wild-for the worse.
Blizzards, giant snowstorms and ice smack the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast
Recent celebrity deaths including Glenn Frey (Eagles) and Celine Dion’s beloved husband-both died from cancer.
The political arena is intensifying. The boxing gloves are on.
Former Olympic downhill champion, Bill Jonson, dies.
Who wants to read or hear the news? Not me. It is very disheartening, sad, and upsetting. It’s easy to let all this bad news destroy your good attitude.
But these are the realities we live with folks. Not to mention all the problems you hear from your coworkers. And we won’t stop reading or seeing it unless we completely shutter ourselves away.
So are we to do? How do we protect ourselves so we don’t get into a funk from all the “bad stuff” that is happening? How do we keep our focus on our life and not get sucked into everything else? What can we do to not let bad news, whether from the media or neighbors or friends or family, drag us down leaving us with anxiousness and fear? [Read more…]
Must We Multi-task? Maybe It’s Better Not To.
After all, multi-tasking is not what it’s all cracked up to be.
As I deliver sessions at seminars and conferences throughout North America in every kind of business you can think of, I often encounter people who are pleased, even proud, that they can multi-task.
What about you? Do you regularly multi-task, such as reading emails while someone is talking to you on the telephone?
I believe that our obsession with technology is creating a lot of stress in our lives. Multi-tasking using these various technologies just makes it worse. [Read more…]
As I perform seminars throughout North America in every kind of business you can think of, I often encounter people who are proud that they can multitask. I have been engaged in this topic and spoken on it for the past few years. What about you? Do you regularly multitask, such as reading e-mails while someone is talking to you on the telephone? Or you watch a webinar while working on your executive’s project?
Many people in our society boast about being a great multitasker. Yet, there are volumes (and that is putting it mildly) of research on the negative effects of multitasking. [Read more…]