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Monday, May 20, 2013 - 11:00amBeth Braccio Hering0
Witnessing someone having a panic attack can be a scary experience. Symptoms sometimes resemble those of a heart attack – sweating, trembling, chest pain, dizziness, shortness of breath -- as the sufferer’s body releases chemicals in response to a perceived threat. While you may not be able to see any danger, the fear is very real to the person experiencing it, and prompt attention is needed.
As this article notes, the body will eventually burn out all the adrenaline produced within 5-20 minutes, and the panic attack will stop. While waiting for this to happen, a...Read More »
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 9:00amBeth Braccio Hering0
If returning to the office on Monday morning brings with it a sense of restlessness or dread, it might be time to evaluate whether your current position is working for you. Psychotherapist Jude Bijou, author of Attitude Reconstruction: A Blueprint for Building a Better Life, suggests giving your job a grade:
“Write down a list of at least 30 ideal qualities you'd like to have in a job if you could ‘have it all.’ Now give each item a score: 1 = your work has that quality; 0.5 = your work has it somewhat; 0 = your work lacks the quality. Now add up your score and divide it by the number of qualities in your list to arrive at a percentage. That's your job's ‘grade’ -- 90% and above is an A, 80% is a B, 70...Read More »
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 7:00amBobbi Dempsey0
Email is an important task for most office professionals and business people. It can also be a very time-consuming one. While spending a certain amount of time on email is unavoidable, this is also an area where you can lose valuable time, in the form of time wasted on messages that are too long or ineffective.
A rule of marketing is that each message, correspondence or other content should have one main “call to action” or directive. In other words, you should only ask the reader to do one thing—and that should be obvious. Otherwise, they may get distracted by relatively minor stuff and skip the most important thing you wanted them to do.
The same thing goes with email. If your email is too wordy or covers too many topics, the most important thing could get buried—and...Read More »
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 6:00amBobbi Dempsey0
- Who is Your Least Favorite Co-Worker? [LinkedIn]
- Infographic: How to Find Motivation [Lifehack]
- How to Use Facebook to Land a Job Interview [Jobacle]
- Office Supplies Ranked [Lifehacker]
- Steps to Being More Fearless in Your Career [Forbes]
Congratulations to Abby Maldonado, this month’s extraordinary admin. Abby is an office manager and legal assistant for the law firm Goldberg Jones. She was nominated by co-worker Jessica Kaminski for being “a shining example of how a professional and knowledgeable office admin can single-handedly maintain order and productivity in a business.”
Abby shared with Beth Braccio Hering of The Office Professional some thoughts:
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