Editor's Letters
Issue: November / December 2015

Reflections

By - November 30, 2015

The year is drawing to an end and we are entering the period traditionally associated with reflecting on all we have to be grateful for. In many ways this has been an incredible year and there is much to be grateful for. We have travelled to all four corners of the world and met some... Read more »
Cover Story Personal Development
Issue: November / December 2015

The HELLO Strategy to Networking

By - November 26, 2015

It’s all about who you know, says Lindsay Taylor
Productivity
Issue: November / December 2015

The Struggle Is Real: Disorganization Can Cost You

By - November 25, 2015

Getting organized is about getting to know the real you, says Julie Perrine… Administrative professionals have to be on top of their game to successfully support their executives. Yet a lot of us struggle with something that often undermines our ability to do that: disorganization. As a whole, administrative professionals are usually a pretty put-together... Read more »
Health & Wellbeing
Issue: November / December 2015

Just Because We Can, Should We? (Be Connected to Our Work 24/7, That Is?)

By - November 25, 2015

A slave to connectivity, or Master of our lives? You choose, says Marsha Egan…   The advances in digital technology have been truly amazing – enabling us to be connected, well, constantly. With our ability to check email at 2am, receive phone calls while traveling wherever we are, and hold real-time video meetings with clients... Read more »
Business Strategy & Acumen
Issue: November / December 2015

Time to Rock the Boat

By - November 25, 2015

Doing the right thing can mean shaking up the status quo, says Sandy Geroux
Health & Wellbeing
Issue: November / December 2015

20 Ways to Use Brain Power to Turn That Frown Upside Down!

By - November 25, 2015

Take control of the grey matter, and nothing will seem quite so black, says Sue France…   Things happen, things go wrong, mistakes are made, people upset us, we upset ourselves, life can get hard and we feel overwhelmed – and yes we can feel down and sometimes rightly so. However, no matter what happens,... Read more »
Technology
Issue: November / December 2015

Mail Merge Rules, OK!

By - November 25, 2015

Make the world of mail merge work for you with Marie Herman’s advanced guide Mail merge is a powerful function in Microsoft Word, but most of us don’t really know how to tap into the more advanced features to reduce our workload. Built-in rules are one of the enhancements that can really make mail merges... Read more »
Communication
Issue: November / December 2015

Becoming a Powerful Speaker

By - November 25, 2015

Our biggest fear can be conquered. Graham price explains… Whatever your role in life or work, being able to speak to an audience with confidence and ability is a highly useful asset. Whether you’re an executive or an executive assistant, there are bound to be occasions when you need to address a group. For many,... Read more »
Career Development
Issue: November / December 2015

5 Ways for Women to Make More Money

By - November 25, 2015

Money, money, money, isn’t funny, in a woman’s world… Bonnie Low-Kramen discusses 5 ways for women to make more money Are you seriously underpaid? If the answer is “yes”, the bad news is that you are not alone. Far from it. However, the very good news is that you can do something about it today.... Read more »
Leadership
Issue: November / December 2015

Cracked Mirrors: Embracing Your Humanity as a Leader

By - November 25, 2015

It’s time for some honest reflection, says Doug Dickerson “Out flew the web and floated wide; The mirror crack’d from side to side; ‘The curse is come upon me,’ cried The Lady of Shalott.” (From The Lady of Shalott by Alfred Lord Tennyson) We all enjoy reading the stories of the likes of Thomas Edison,... Read more »
Communication
Issue: November / December 2015

A Communication Style That Stinks

By - November 25, 2015

Rhonda Scharf looks like at some kinder ways to relate… well, it’d be rude not to! Last week I met Ani at a workshop I was giving. Ani is a very direct communicator and she feels strongly that her own blunt style of communication is best. She has no intention of changing her style and,... Read more »
Opinion
Issue: November / December 2015

Rugby Balls, Juggling Balls and Breaking Balls…

By - November 25, 2015

Patriotic Clare Lister is not a happy bunny about England Rugby’s World Cup performance but she has taken away something from the tournament – a reflection that business can learn a lot from sport… and a realisation that she’d rather be in the boardroom than on the rugby pitch anyday!     So, we’ve hit... Read more »
Personal Development
Issue: November / December 2015

Learning to Let Go

By - November 25, 2015

Live the rollercoaster of life, says Jessica Mcgregor Johnson   Letting go allows life to flow better, to be able to see what is before us and move through it rather than holding on to things from the past that no longer serve us. For so many years I went through my life totally attached... Read more »
Career Development
Issue: November / December 2015

Five Myths that Cause Women to Compete

By - November 25, 2015

“What works for men does not always work for women, because success and likability are positively correlated for men and negatively correlated for women. That’s what the research shows. As a man gets more successful, everyone is rooting for him. As a woman gets more successful, both men and women like her less.” — Sheryl... Read more »
Career Development
Issue: November / December 2015

How to Prepare for Your Performance Appraisal and Handle Constructive Criticism

By - November 25, 2015

No need to dread the "day of reckoning" with these helpful tips from Robert Hosking
Health & Wellbeing
Issue: November / December 2015

The Hurdle at the End of the Pathway

By - November 25, 2015

In Eth Lloyd’s pursuit of health, a final obstacle proves a valuable tool for change… The one thing we can say about life is that nothing ever stays the same and it certainly does not pay to become complacent as we just do not know what is around the corner. In my last article in... Read more »