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
When do you decide you’re under too much stress? When do you call in sick and take a mental health day? When do you put you at the top of your to-do list? Not often enough, I say — and when we do, it’s usually because our body has given us no choice in the … Continue reading Preventing Burnout Is A Choice We Should Make Every Day
It feels like a just a few years ago that it was my turn to enter into kindergarten. Mrs. MacIntosh was my teacher and hero, and Mrs. MacDonald kept me safe on the bus ride to and from school. I still remember how nervous I was. And I remember things that both of those women … Continue reading I Just Turned 51, But I’m Not Done Learning Yet
Help Me Rhonda: I just had my annual performance review, and my supervisor said I have to work on my credibility in the workplace. I dress professionally, show up on time and I get my work done. I don’t even socialize with co-workers outside work or on social media. How have I lost credibility when … Continue reading My Credibility is Hurting!
I’ve recently met several sports celebrities at different events (mostly golf tournaments) that I’ve been attending. What I’ve been noting is the level of anxiety that people feel when they think about approaching a celebrity. My friend Scott really wanted to meet Larry Robinson (a Canadian hockey player who played for Montreal in the 70s; … Continue reading Get The Courage To Say Hello
According to a recent survey, 91 per cent of millennials (born between 1977 and 1997) expect to stay in any given job for less than three years. For the more mature workers (born prior to 1977), the average is still just a little over four years. That means these young workers will have as many … Continue reading Are you job-ready?
A Tidy Desk: Efficient—or the Sign of a Sick Mind? There is a big difference between neat and organized. Just because you aren’t neat, it doesn’t mean you aren’t organized. However, having a messy desk does mean that people may assume you are disorganized and will probably treat you as such. Warren and I just … Continue reading Do you always need to have a neat desk
Look around you. Is anyone nearby—close enough to hear or smell you? If that’s the case, you may want to pay more attention to how your actions are affecting others. The world seems to be filled with people who are oblivious to the ways in which their actions affect others. These oblivious people do and … Continue reading How *crunch, crunch* oblivious are you?