The first full-time job I applied to after college was as a receptionist at a real estate company. I wore my mother’s linen suit, silk blouse, and pearls to the interview. I was offered the job during the interview and I gladly accepted it. I was instructed that, although everyone in the office called my … Continue reading Exciting Changes in Store for the Administrative Profession
Click here to view this email in your browser. Are You Conversationally Intelligent?: New Webinar on June 15 Hi David As an administrative assistant, dealing with multiple individuals with differing priorities, knowing how to quickly build rapport becomes a powerful asset. Many people unknowingly trigger emotional reactions in others by how they speak. … Continue reading Are You Conversationally Intelligent? – New Webinar – June 15
I was so discouraged all I wanted to do was cry. Just a few years ago my New Year’s resolution was to get into shape (again)! I started running and quickly managed to become addicted to it. I looked forward to my runs. I planned them in advance. I woke up each day excited … Continue reading I’ve Fallen (But I Can Get Up)
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
Did I wake you? It’s 2 a.m. and I’m driving through North Carolina. It’s dark, the roads are empty and the radio is off. Fortunately, the moon is full so I have good visibility and I’m comfortably taking advantage of the lack of traffic at this time of night, to drive back home to Ottawa. … Continue reading Are You On Autopilot? Wake Up!
Help Me Rhonda! “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 of being ‘just a secretary.’ Any ideas on … Continue reading Have you been passed over on promotions?
Recently I was reminded about the importance of choices and attitude. It took a while for me to learn the lesson, but once I did, the evening made so much more sense. I had volunteered to do a talk for a group of teen moms in my area. My cousin had asked me to speak … Continue reading A life lesson sinks in – 12 hours later
When I’m talking about “finding the gray area” for realistic goal setting, I’m not referring to hair—although I have to admit, I’m due for a colour. But honestly, when we set goals, we tend to think in terms of black and white. We want to be thin, we want to look better, we want to … Continue reading Finding the Gray Area in 2012 – Realistic Goal Setting