For whatever reason, lately I’ve been feeling overwhelmed by the amount of work I have sitting on my desk and on my computer. The volume is noticeably higher, the phone seems to be ringing more often, and I often feel like a chicken with its head cut off. I’m guessing I’m not alone, either. We … Continue reading Cure for Work Overload
Are you a Judgmental Communicator? Bob: Rhonda, we need to have a conversation about next week’s meeting. Rhonda thinks: Yeah—you’re just trying to get me to do all the work, aren’t you? Rhonda says: Certainly. When works best for you? Rhonda thinks: Please say ‘never.’ Bob: How is Monday at 9 a.m.? Rhonda thinks: That … Continue reading Are you a Judgmental Communicator
There are times when I’m a terrible listener. During conversations, I’ve been known to be distracted, judgmental, argumentative – or to partially ignore the person I’m chatting with. It isn’t that I don’t hear the person I’m speaking with, I certainly do. But it’s more that I’m not really listening to what they are saying. … Continue reading Are You Listening?
Many surveys have shown that more money alone doesn’t make a huge difference in the way people feel about their job. One of the biggest complaints people have is that they often aren’t paid enough for what they do. But is money really your biggest issue? If your pay was doubled, would you be much … Continue reading Upset About Your Pay? Think About What Else Your Job Gives You
One of the biggest complaints about being an administrative professional is that we often aren’t paid enough for what we do. But, is money really admins’ biggest issue? If your pay was doubled, would you be much happier? We all know the adage that “money doesn’t buy happiness.” Many surveys have shown that more money, … Continue reading Show Me the Money (or Something Else)
It is about effort, attitude and willingness. I just bought a new car. And yes, it is a really nice car, and I feel really good when I drive it. Somehow it doesn’t make everyone else feel good. For some reason, they feel the need to compare and judge. And somehow I come out being lucky for … Continue reading Stop Chalking Up Career Success To Luck
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We sometimes don’t have the time, but don’t want to admit how much we’re struggling to keep all the balls in the air. Lately, I’ve been finding myself agreeing to do things that I just don’t have time to do. I see projects that look interesting and say, “I’d like to do that.” or “It … Continue reading Here’s How I Talk Myself Out Of Saying Yes Without The Guilt
The answer may be the secret to getting the next one. “I just got passed up for another promotion. This is the third one in the last four years. I have a degree and great skills; I get excellent comments and scores on my yearly reviews, too. It seems impossible for me to break out … Continue reading Always Ask Why You Didn’t Get That Promotion
I recently spent a weekend at the hospital passing a gallstone. Without a doubt, it was one of the most painful experiences of my life. For awhile it was pretty stuck, and I was sure that the only way to alleviate my pain would be to undergo surgery. Fortunately, while I was waiting to be … Continue reading Workaholic or Just Have a Good Work Ethic ?