Telephone Security for Executive & Administrative Assistants: Must-Know Gatekeeping Skills

Recently I was on a special consulting project working one-on-one with an executive assistant who CEO is a high-profile person. As we discussed tactfully screening callers and “investigating,” I remembered a booklet I wrote several years ago after September 11. Interesting, 97% of the information in the booklet still applies and probably even more so. … Read more

BIG Goals: Opportunities Disguised as Barriers

Greetings Monday Motivators! Do you give up at the first sign of resistance? As soon as you hit a bump on the road to your dreams, do you back off? Do you say to yourself, “This just isn’t meant to happen?” Or “This must be a sign that I need to forget this dream.” Continuing … Read more

BIG Goals: Devise a Plan

Greetings Monday Motivators!   In my February 3 Monday Motivators I encouraged you to set BIG Goals. The next step is to devise a plan. It’s not enough to set a goal or dream about something you want to come to fruition. You need a road map for reaching your destination.   Your plan needs … Read more

Afraid of falling too far behind in the tech race?

by MARY ELLEN SLAYTER on JANUARY 16, 2014 8:22AM in ADMIN PRO FORUM Question: “It seems like every new hire at my company has been naturally raised with all the new technologies out there, while I have to really set aside time to concentrate on learning them (and sometimes it just doesn’t happen!). Does anyone else share my fear that … Read more

Why Set BIG Goals?

Welcome to February! I imagine that sometime in December or early January, you set goals for 2014 or, at best, wrote a new year’s resolution. Speaking of resolutions, Jasmine Freeman shared a great article in our Daily Pillar Huddle on why resolutions don’t work and how to set the right resolution for yourself. If you … Read more