Different Generations in the Workplace
Different Generations in the Workplace and how to Work with Them
Workplaces have become less formal over the years. Gone are the days where everyone wears their “penguin suits” to work. However,  it’s not just the dress code that has become less formal. The way that people interact and communicate has also lost many of the historical rigours of social etiquette. Interestingly, whilst communication has become less formal and more spontaneous, it is still often the single biggest problem area for most businesses. But why? Well, one […]
Authentic Leadership
The Importance of Authentic Leadership for Executive Assistants
In business, leadership is often regarded as a quality that only managers possess. This assumption is very incorrect and frankly very dated. Leadership has become an important MUST-HAVE attribute for the 21st-century executive assistant as you are required to influence, direct, motivate and monitor people and events around you. But leadership in itself is not enough. To be truly successful and adaptable in an ever changing work environment, you must be an authentic leader. What […]
Personal Branding
Personal Branding: The perfect way to answer “Who are You”
If I were to ask you the question “Who are you”, how would you answer it? If you are anything like me, you would probably come up with some witty or funny response but if you answer it seriously your answer would probably be something like, “My name is Ed and I am a Marketing Manager”. But that’s not really a comprehensive or descriptive answer of who Ed is or how he sees himself OR […]
Office Ninjas: What are they and how do you become a Real One?
Office Ninjas: What are they and how do you become a Real One? You’ve probably heard of the term “Office Ninja” before and that’s because it is becoming a popular job title extension buzzword, especially on LinkedIn and networking events at the moment. If a colleague or someone you meet tells you that their occupation is an office ninja what is your first thought? It is probably either going to be “Wow that is so […]
Why Career Development is Important for Administrative Professionals
Why Career Development is Important for Administrative Professionals: When the topic of career development and training comes up, the assumption that most people have is that it is usually reserved only for managers or specialists. Especially since most people associate professional development with a fancy “Black Belt” course or the specialist training seminars that professionals such as CAs need to attend to claim their annual CPD points. But what about you? What about your own […]