It’s never what you know, it’s who you know. Any good Revolutionary Assistant knows that one has to rely on others to get the job done. If you’re looking for some great tips and tricks about how to work better with your group, look no further!
The Collaborative Environment – What Makes a Collaborative Environment? – Prepping Your Group for Collaboration – Building a Collaborative Environment – Creating an Inviting Virtual Space – Knowledge Management Systems – Helping Your Manager Be More Collaborative – The Singularly Focused Assistant and Her Destruction of the Collaborative Environment – Seeing the “Can-Do” in a Project – Halloween and Other Office Parties – Agents of Change – Dealing with Change in the Workplace – Tuesdays at 3PM – Successful Collaborations Part 1 – Successful Collaborations Part 2 – Managing Successful Global Teams – Meeting Chit-Chat: Distraction or Productivity Enabler? – Making Team Building Into Something More – Collecting Honest Employee Feedback – Why Strategy Fails in Execution – Women and Collaboration in the Workplace: An Unfair Game
Employee Communication: An Introduction – Communication Methods – The Components of a Good Employee Message – “Head, Hands and Heart” to Reach Employees – The Traveling Message – Deadly Communication Sins – The Message That Didn’t Get Across – If You Want Them To Remember Your Content, Make It Hard To Read! – Emoticons in Business – Good Communication with Appointments on Your Calendar – The Office Clown and Levity in the Office – Time Zones and Communication – Emails that Get Read – Communication and Good Grammar – Apologizing – Dead-End Responses – Mending Relationships With Co-Workers – Ways That Men and Women Differ When Conducting Business – Become a Better Writer – Getting What You Want From The Creative Department – More About Working with Those Creative Types – Meeting Chit-Chat: Distraction or Productivity Enabler? – Sorry! Women and Apologies in the Workplace – Collecting Honest Employee Feedback – Why Strategy Fails in Execution
An Intro to Effective Conversations and Why You Need To Be Having Them – What’s Really Going On In A Conversation – Types of Talking – Self-Talk, Mood and Attitude and Their Effects on Conversation – Make Participants in a Conversation Feel Safe – Talking in an Adult Voice to Encourage Productive Dialogue – Listen Actively and Ensure Others are Actively Listening to You – How to Say No and Still Have Friends at Work – Apologizing at the Office – Doling Out the Negative Feedback – What Not To Do In Meetings – What to Do When You’re Feeling Left Out at the Office – Manage Your Variables – Death at the Office – Oops (Handling Your Mistakes) – Getting What You Want from the Creative Department – More About Working With Those Creative Types – Meeting Chit-Chat: Distraction or Productivity Enabler?
An Intro to Professional Relationships and Networking – Mapping Out Your Plan and Increasing Visibility – I’m an Introvert and I Hate Networking! – Credibility and Professional Relationships – Nurturing Your Professional Relationships – How Networking Helps You Build Your Partnership With Your Manager – Managing Your Manager’s Professional Image to Make Her More Effective – The Singularly Focused Assistant – Give to Your Network to Get The Most Back – Getting People to Notice Your Potential – Friendships at Work – Mending Co-Worker Relationships after Conflict – Enhancing Your Influence in the Office – The Person I Work With Is Awful, What Do I Do? – When the New Manager Brings His Assistant Along – To Infinity and Beyond (Or, How To Show Your Value in the Office) – Umpteen Habits of People – Personality and Success: Conscientiousness – Are Introverts or Extroverts More Successful? – Personalities Matter in the Workplace – Trustworthy in the Workplace – So, It’s My Birthday – Meeting Chit-Chat: Distraction or Productivity Enabler? – Making Team Building Into Something More