If you were a superhero, what would be your amazing superpower? Would you be able to fly or become invisible? Could you breathe underwater or read people’s minds? Although it is probably quite handy to be a superhero, you don’t need to be one to have a superpower. Of course, you do. Everyone has a … Continue reading What is Your Super Power?
Great Place to Work ®Canada just released the 2018 Best Workplaces ™ and it gave me pause to wonder what exactly makes a great place to work. A Hays Canada report found that 47 percent of Canadians weren’t happy with their jobs. And when people feel like they don’t fit in with their work environment, … Continue reading Are You Happy at Work?
Stuck in Your Career? You Can Get Unstuck—Here’s How I’ve recently been talking to some people who say they are stuck in their careers. They want to climb further up the corporate ladder. They want a better paying job, one that maximizes their strengths, offers more challenge, and allows them to partner with their executive. … Continue reading Stuck in Your Career?
Times change. Hairstyles change, music changes, cars change, and even language changes. Business writing changes, too. You may have learned how to do business writing a certain way, but that doesn’t mean it’s still the correct way, today. Some of the changes I like, some not as much, but we still need to keep up … Continue reading Business Writing Update
Let’s face it … we spend far too much time in meetings. Each day in the United States there are approximately 25 million meetings, which represents a collective 15 per cent of any organization’s time. Meetings are meant to be productive, aren’t they? Meetings are supposed to be an efficient way to share information, a … Continue reading Productive Meetings
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
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