“How could you have missed that typo?” “What do you mean no lunch has arrived for today’s board meeting?” “I have a flight in just minutes. Why has my passport expired?” Mistakes and accidents happen in and out of the workplace each day. How you react is up to you.
Over the years I have made a conscious effort to gain knowledge, seek experience, learn from mistakes and the mistakes of others, observe intently, and learn skills that will help prepare me in my career as an executive assistant. I believe this chosen career has better equipped me to calmly handle unexpected surprises, mistakes, and accidents that occur not only in the workplace but also in life.
Every day offers a new opportunity to learn something new. What new information or skill have you learned recently?
Employers place tremendous value on employees who have curiosity and ask questions to seek out information. Lifelong learning can make us more interesting as human beings, more valuable as employees, and more respected as citizens as we contribute to society.
Employers are seeking employees who can problem-solve, think critically, and communicate effectively. How are you developing and improving these skills?
How are you using social media technologies to create a powerful online presence? Social media technologies continue to be a chosen communication tool used by many professionals. However, what’s missing with the launch of these online technologies is a good guide on how to best use these technologies effectively. Individuals and professionals seem to be left on their own to determine what to share, what to post, and what to tweet.
Over the years, I have studied and read dozens of books related to social media technologies, completed a master’s thesis and project related to this topic, and given numerous presentations on “Social Media: The Do’s and Don’ts of Branding Your Online Image.” What I have learned is that people generally communicate with good intensions, but are simply uninformed on how to best use these communication tools.
This past week I had the opportunity to attend the 21st Annual Conference For Administrative Excellence in Las Vegas, NV, hosted by Joan Burge, Jasmine Freeman, Michele Clucas, and other members of the Office Dynamics International team. What a delightful team of professionals.
This event was a spectacular educational conference with nearly 200 administrative professionals in attendance. Office Dynamics International offers opportunities for certification, training, education, and more.
Let’s talk about money. Chances are if you don’t have a good understanding of money: how to manage it, how to save it, and how to grow it, you will take those same money management skills and behaviors with you into the workplace. Would you run a business the same way you run your personal finances? Many of you might say “yes,” and others may say “no.”
I’m a firm believer that knowledge is power. As an administrative professional supporting executives and managers, it’s essential that we understand money so we can better partner with our bosses in the workplace. They often times have budgets to oversee, revenue goals to meet, and expenses to monitor.