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 ?
I was able to cross off an item on my bucket list this week, as I was fortunate enough to attend The Masters in Augusta GA. It was everything I dreamed of and more. Before I even went to Augusta, I knew the rules stated that I was not allowed to bring my mobile phone … Continue reading Unplugging From Your Phone Is More Rewarding When It’s A Choice
Help Me Rhonda, I can’t seem to focus at work. I have so many things that I have to be doing daily, and I just can’t seem to get one thing done at a time. I am always distracted by something else that needs to be done. Signed Lacks Focus Dear Lacks Focus, I occasionally … Continue reading How To Limit Distractions When You Need To Focus
Do You Prioritize or Panic? Are you strategic about how you organize your daily work? Or do you tend to panic, jumping from task to task and doing the thing that happens to be right in front of you? So often as admin professionals we end up responding to the loudest voice or the most … Continue reading Do You Prioritize or Panic?
Help Me Rhonda, I think I’m addicted to my personal mobile phone at work. I realize I shouldn’t be using it during business hours, but I can’t help myself. I tell myself I need to have it on my desk in case my child’s daycare calls with an emergency, but when a friend calls or … Continue reading Cell phone at work
How do you react when someone pushes you? I don’t mean pushes your buttons to get a reaction, but pushes you to do more, achieve more, reach higher. “Pushing” can come in many forms. It can be simple encouragement, like when your parents pushed you to take music lessons. It can come from colleagues, who … Continue reading Pushing yourself towards greatness
Squirrel! Imagine that it’s 7:15 on Monday morning, in the dead of winter. The phone rings and it’s a radio station calling to tell you that you’ve won an all-expenses-paid trip for two to a beautiful Caribbean island. The airplane leaves Wednesday morning. Would you be on that airplane? I assume you would. I know … Continue reading Squirrel!
Don’t you hate it when you complain to a colleague about having too much work to do and their response is, “just say no!” It really isn’t that easy, is it? And honestly, I think that saying no isn’t always the smartest thing to do. I think there’s a lot of misunderstanding about what it … Continue reading How to say No
Do distractions frustrate you and cause you to be less efficient? Of course they do. Whether those distractions come in the form of noisy co-workers, being in a high traffic area or social media, you know that if they weren’t there, you’d get more done. I’ll almost always choose a funny video on Facebook, … Continue reading How to deal with distract — wait, is that cake?