“Do more with less” has been a common mantra around many offices since the onset of the recession, but even as we move out of troubled economic times, reducing waste and unnecessary spending around your workplace is probably still a priority. After all, the fewer expenditures your business incurs, the more net profit it’s able to realize, so it always pays to be as thrifty as possible around the office.
Donna Paulsen, played by Sarah Rafferty, is spicy, direct, and knows everything about everybody. What I love about Donna is that she does not collect information to use as gossip or fodder for office conversation or gossip. She files it away in her mental file cabinet and retains the information for later use as leverage, if necessary. Which means, she maintains confidentiality in all that she does and the information she becomes privy to.
Sitting on a File Cabinet, Naked with a Gun, written by Linda McFarland and Joanne Lindon, with Sharon Turnoy, are the true stories by some of the Silicon Valley CEO assistants, their personal experiences to challenges they faced and what they did or learned from it.
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I am pleased to announce that I started a new job on Monday. I am genuinely excited to be a part of a fantastic and dynamic team with exciting challenges to bring my background, skills, and organizational experience. I am the supporting Executive Assistant to the President of The Art Institute of [...]
Being Father’s Day, this is my opportunity to give a “shout out” to the greatest fathers EVER! I have so many fathers in my life today that are the epitome of greatest, for what they do deserves my gratitude.
Shane, before you had children of your own you were the greatest thing to my own, [...]
I thought I would share a milestone of an all-time high of 448 visitors on Thursday, June 7. I’m loving the encouragement and ideas sent my way on the different article series. Some favorites that I currently enjoy writing are the Office Chic series – currently incorporating articles that relate to men; the Assistant Profile [...]
Accessories are a simple way to take a plain or even average ensemble to fabulous. Accessories are a personal statement that is a reflection of you, your taste and style. Are you bold and colorful, more formal and dressy, or elegantly understated? Do you feel naked without accessories or a minimalist — a watch and [...]
Etiquette is so integral in the workplace, that I continue to be amazed at the lack of civility, courtesy, and, in essence, social grace to the people we spend the majority of our week and nearly complete day engaging our time and lives with. We live in an age where our behavior extends beyond on [...]
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- 2013 is the Year of Intention
- Are You Enjoying The Moment?
- Office Chic: Hosiery
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- Hot-Key Tip of the Week: Ctrl-S, Ctrl-P, & Alt-F4
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- Meeting Etiquette: 25 Tips
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- Assistant Profile – Donna Paulsen
- Office Etiquette – Breaking In
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- Wrap-Up: Week of June 17, 2013
- Happy Father’s Day to the Greatest Dads EVER!
- An Evolving Sparkle Perspective
- Office Chic – Accessories
- Office Etiquette – Introduction