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.
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.
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…]
Did you know you have a choice every day, every minute, every second to choose what you want to focus on? You can focus on the “lack of” something or focus on your blessings. You can focus on why you aren’t getting ahead or focus on HOW to get ahead. You are not a victim of your circumstances, unless you choose to be. When you focus on what you want in your life, who you want to be and what you want to achieve, your subconscious will work to take you in that direction. You will start to see things that you normally would not see that will lead you down the right path.
When we lose focus, we are like a ship lost at sea. We just float through the days without direction and only go through the motions. We can become depressed and lack energy. The good news is that we can change the direction in one second by changing our thinking. [Read more…]
It is hard to decide what we want in life, then communicate that in a concise manner, write a plan, implement and work around the barriers. If goal achievement were easier, more people would be reaching their goals. Goal achievement can come in the form of what we want to feel, accomplish or give to others; it’s not just about getting material things. [Read more…]