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Are you a Positive or Negative Thinker?

“A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.” ~ Mahatma Ghandi “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative negative thinking will.” ~ Zig Ziglar – Personal Development Guru These are two powerful quotes. Combined, they tell us that if we think […]

Don’t Manage Performance, Manage People!

There is so much hype about performance management and measurement. We need our people to do more, work harder, achieve targets and deadlines and give, give, give. Now – there is nothing wrong with high expectations – but as managers we have to concede that these expectations go both ways. […]

Multitasking
7 Tips to Multitasking at Work Successfully

Administrative professionals are expected to be versatile and flexible in their jobs. How often does your boss give you multiple tasks to do, which must be completed simultaneously? It’s not that your boss unreasonable but unfortunately, in today’s fast-paced business world, demands are higher than ever before. The only way […]

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. […]

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 […]