Did I Waste My Time Attending That “Mandatory” Staff Meeting?

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“Another hour of my time wasted,” you think, as you’re leaving yet another meeting that went nowhere.” That’s very often what staff members think when their leader doesn’t take charge of a meeting (virtual or face-to-face) that he scheduled.

If you are that leader, you need to set the agenda and give clear instructions before

Your Client’s Executive Assistant Can be Your Best Friend

Your Best Friend

CEOs and other top-ranking executives these days are glued to their computers like the rest of us. But a high-powered executive assistant is still an essential fixture in the executive suite, even if her boss types his own memos.

In fact, she has taken on more important responsibilities in an

In a Crisis, Emotions Are as Important as the Words

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When a crisis hits, individuals don’t really hear the words of reassurance. They tune in with their feelings. Health authorities repeatedly explained to the public that you can only get contaminated with the Ebola virus through direct contact with bodily fluids.

But surveys uncovered that a greater part of Americans feared they can get the

You Can’t Rush the Chicken and Undercook the Training

Rush the chicken

“Ripeness is all”…William Shakespeare

It happens often. The phone rings, and on the other end is a panicked voice asking for an appointment for speaker training right away. “When are you speaking?” we ask. “Next May,” he replies (over six months from now).

Don’t Rush the Chicken

Training is like cooking a chicken – take