A Revolutionary Assistant is always on top of skills and training to improve her game! Here are some things you can think about pursuing to build a constantly better, more revolutionary you.
The Self-Evaluation as the First Step in the Performance Assessment Process – Sitting Down with Your Manager – Development: Assistants Who Are Married to the Process – Development: Bad Decisions and Breaches of Confidentiality – Development: Not Thinking Like Your Manager – Revising the Poor Performance Assessment – What Not To Do In Meetings – Oops (Handling Your Mistakes) – Performance Reviews: Is It Time For Your Self Review?
Ridding Yourself of Unnecessary Communications – Productivity and Your Calendar – Seeing the “Can Do” in a Project – How Am I Going to Do All This Work? – Goofing Off At Work To Enhance Productivity – Fine Art of Saying No – Meeting Consolidation and Time Management – Productivity and Travel – Tackling Projects as They Come – Does Clutter Hamper Your Productivity? – Things You Can Do To Conquer Stress – Productivity and Employee Recognition – Taking Meeting Minutes – Mobile Apps and the Revolutionary Assistant – The Revolutionary Assistant Manual – Get Around to Kicking the Procrastination Habit – Managing Travel Costs – Planning Out an Efficient Home Office – Finding Your Motivation – How to Start the Work Day Right – Travel Tips for the Not-So-Experienced Traveler – Open Workspaces – Couldn’t They Be a Little More Closed? – I’m on Vacation Right Now: Have You Taken Your Paid Time Off?
Why Your Professional Image is Important – Clothes Make the Assistant! – You Are What You Write – You Are What You Say, Too! – Attitude and Image – If Your Space is Neat and Organized, You Must Be, Too! – Managing Your Manager’s Professional Image to Make Her More Effective – The Singularly Focused Assistant – Seeing the “Can Do” in a Project – Office Clown and Office Levity – Good Grammar in Communication – Social Media and the Job Interview – Enhancing Influence in the Office – Nailing Punctuality – Help Your Manager Stop Flying Around the Office Like a Maniac – Optimism in the Face of Adversity – Your Resume Needs to Reflect Your Work Standards – Are Administrative Assistants Becoming Obsolete? – Sorry! Women and Apologies in the Workplace – Women and Collaboration in the Workplace: An Unfair Game – Crying in the Office
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? – Doling Out the Negative Feedback – What To Do When You’re Feeling Left Out at the Office – Enhancing the Manager/Assistant Relationship –Getting What You Want From the Creative Department – More About Working With Those Creative Types – Collecting Honest Employee Feedback
A Necessary and Very Useful Evil – Structure of Speech – Building a Logical Argument – Sharing a Vision Via Public Speaking – Sharing Your Own Experiences for Authenticity – Public Speaking Hints – Practice Makes Better and Better – Be Visual When Creating Presentations – Theater of the Absurd (or How to Construct a Presentation to Make It Count) – Theater of the Absurd (or How to Deliver a Presentation to Make It Count) – Making Data Resonate in Presentations
Selecting and Managing Employees
Affecting the Administrative Hiring Process in Your Office – Interviewing a Candidate for an Administrative Position – Allowing Employees To Play To Their Strengths – Onboarding for Coworker Success – Avoid Hiring the Wrong Kind of Employee – Why Aren’t there More Male Administrative Professionals?
Interviewing for a New Position
Your Resume and the Job Hunt – Why Do You Want a New Job? – Why Being The CEO’s Assistant Isn’t Necessarily The Job You Want – Social Media and the Job Interview – Reinventing Your Current Position – Following Your Boss to a New Job – Your Resume: How It Should Look, What It Should Say – The Bad Things On Your Resume – The Company You Might End Up Working For – The Assistant/Manager Career Discussion – The Interview – Your Successful Interview and Follow-up – Do You Need a Digital Portfolio? – Are You Too Smart to Be “Just an Assistant”? – Revolutionary Assistant and the Next Role – Your Resume Needs to Reflect Your Work Standards – What’s the Future of the Administrative Profession? – Do they Know You’re Looking for Another Job?