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- Sun, 22 Jul 2018 17:53:30 +0000: The Tragedy of the Data Commons - Businesses
Before, and after? A theme of my writing over the past ten or so years has been the role of data in society. I tend to frame that role anthropologically: How have we adapted to this new element in our society? What tools and social structures have we created in response to its emergence as … Continue reading "The Tragedy of the Data Commons"
- Thu, 19 Jul 2018 20:00:13 +0000: It’s COOL to be an Administrative Professional - Schools
It’s COOL to be an Administrative Professional because you have a pulse on how people feel. It seems that most people in a workplace confide in administrative professionals. How many times have your executive’s direct reports talked to you in confidence? Or how many just talk to you about how they feel about a…
- Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:00:39 +0000: How to Transform Poor Leaders into Good Leaders - Schools
John J. Pershing, a US Army general in World War I, once said, “A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary a poor leader can demoralize the best of troops.” Most teams and organizations are only as capable as their leaders—and that makes it important to help transform all […]
- Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:15:42 +0000: Word Alert! Pompous Phrases Can Set an Arrogant Tone - Schools
With the spoken word, we have the privilege of adding voice intonation, hand gestures, and emotion with our vocal cords. That doesn’t happen as easily in writing. You might leave readers guessing about your intended meaning and risk setting a tone that can be misconstrued. Does your writing come across as arrogant? Are you using…
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- Tue, 17 Jul 2018 08:00:51 +0000: How to Effectively Get the Right Work Done - Schools
We’re all ridiculously busy these days. Nearly every leader I talk to feels overloaded and overwhelmed. As crazy as it may seem to add something else to your to-do list, there’s no better time to invest some energy in thinking about how you work and finding ways to be more productive and effective, because the payoff will start […]
- Mon, 16 Jul 2018 18:32:00 +0000: Travel Without the Tab - Schools
It’s awesome to be an administrative professional because you sometimes get to travel without the tab. Often, assistants travel to attend their leader’s special team meetings; help with site visits in preparations for meetings; be involved in a major company event where you need to travel; attend corporate board meetings and more. During my 20…
- Fri, 13 Jul 2018 15:41:09 +0000: Unfollowing Everybody - Service
At this point, there's nothing novel about noticing that social media is often toxic and stressful. But even aside from those concerns, our social networks are not things we generally think of as requiring maintenance or upkeep, even though we routinely do regular updates on all the other aspects of
- Thu, 12 Jul 2018 14:30:01 +0000: Develop a Healthy Curiosity - Schools
I would like to focus on tips from my high-end boot camp for administrative and executive assistants called World Class Assistant™. The topic is Develop a Healthy Curiosity. However, I want to assure you that if you are not in the administrative profession, you will still greatly benefit from today’s topic. So continue reading. In order…
- Thu, 12 Jul 2018 08:00:21 +0000: This Is the Smart Way to Handle Toxic People - Schools
Over the course of your career, you’ll probably end up working with all kinds of people—some you love, some you could live without, some you learn from. But the worst kind of people to work with are those who are toxic. Working with a toxic person causes all kinds of problems. They arrive with drama […]
- Tue, 10 Jul 2018 16:15:57 +0000: Getting the Most Out of Your Next Performance Evaluation - Schools
Scheduling a performance evaluation meeting and setting measurable goals can be stressful or even seem unproductive to some. The meeting is typically a way to evaluate the past year’s project management, acknowledge achievements, receive valuable feedback for performance improvement and create new goals for continued productivity. A performance evaluation is more than a method to…
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