March 22, 2015 · 2:50 pm
Positivity! Positivity! Positivity! There is more to positivity than just being POSITIVE! It’s called REALITY! It’s great to have a positive outlook and mindset. Please do. In the process, don’t forget to be real. The following picture is a GIF from Google+ that I really appreciate.
A lack of reality and knowledge can be dangerous.
Confidence is great and should be a part of everyone’s character. Positivity is wonderful, enjoyable and attracts more positivity. Don’t embrace positivity alone. Embrace reality, too. Continue reading →
Filed under CRS, TAP
Tagged as Balance, Be honest, Be positive, Branding, Business Attire, Communication, Dress Code, Growth, Knowledge, Lessons, Life, Life-long Learner, Reality, Standards
March 19, 2015 · 9:29 pm
While blogging, I do my best to reference what I use by others. No, it’s not always easy. For example, I am an avid reader. I haven’t been able to read much in the last few months. When I started this blog about two weeks ago, I referenced many thoughts “I” have written before. I have spoken to youth many times in the past 5 or 6 years on the use of social media and being responsible. I enjoy reading the views of others, especially when they align with what I have spoken. I have trained admin pros before and speak from experience. Yes, I glean from others. Basically, there will be times when what you express is similar to the thoughts of others. It’s about integrity. You live with yourself. Be honest and true to “you” if no one else.
Failure is a great thing because you tried. Bad experiences will happen. The best thing is to let go and move forward with lessons learned. (Image shared via Google+)
The following link is an extreme case of the illegal use of an organization’s logo; however, it is not a minor issue.
I am not focused on race relations here as much as media relations. As an employee or otherwise, you should always research how a company requires its logos and other proprietary information to be used and referenced.
Twitter, Facebook and others provide guidelines via their websites. For an example, take a look at the restrictions for the use of Twitter’s logo.
Time in research before use can save time in addressing improper use.
To assist your organization, learn your requirements. Use them accordingly. Know the point of contact to report misuse whether by internal or external sources. Do so quickly in the age of social media. It only takes a second for a media storm.
Be a team player. Company image is everyone’s responsibility.
Click here for the story that sparked this post.
Kreatively Synt to Be Responsible
Note: Twitter and Facebook are registered trademarks of those companies.
Filed under TAP, TECH
Tagged as Blogs, Branding, Communication, Evaluation, Experience, Knowledge, Lessons, Life-long Learner, Respect, Responsibility, Social Responsibility, Virtual Responsibility
March 18, 2015 · 11:26 am
What do you do when the power is out? How do you function? How do you keep things moving?
Whether in the home or on the job, how do you function with no technology?
This is a time when priorities are of the utmost importance. If you don’t know when power will be restored, what are the most important and pressing tasks to accomplish with your technology? Do you have a contingency plan for it? Should you have a plan?
I always keep a list of things that must be accomplished and the order in which to do so. However, when the power is out, I have to review that list for re-prioritization. Why? Not all require the use of technology/power. I handle the most pressing issue that requires technology (tablet, computer, phone) first.
This also makes me think of the cloud. There are pros and cons. I think mostly pros when your tablet has its own data source. Even more of a pro when your phone tethers at no extra cost (Thanks Verizon!). With a data source and tethering capabilities, my tablet, computer and phone keep me connected as long as they have power. The main con with the cloud is no data source. To help keep your most pressing documents updated on the cloud and accessible always, keep a backup copy on your desktop, phone or tablet.
It all goes back to prioritizing tasks because power can run out before all power is restored.
Just a random thought because I have spent most of the morning without power. I am glad that I enjoy reading. I am glad that I keep up with the latest technologies. I am glad that I enjoy the pleasure of my own company, too. When all is silent, what do you do?
Kreatively Synt to enjoy each moment
It’s really okay to move on. Accept change. It’s inevitable. It’s necessary.
March 6, 2015 · 4:35 pm
Great read for more than students. Who’s Googling you and what do they see? Hopefully, a continuous change for the better – growth!
There was a time when social responsibility was focused on how an organization worked to sustain the community/earthly environment/ecosystem. However, today, social responsibility is a major part of communication and sustaining the virtual environment of social media.
It’s virtual responsibility!
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March 3, 2015 · 6:32 pm
Who Are You – Exactly?
Can you be The Admin Pro Placed bEhind the Door?
Behind every door is someone responsible for how things operate.
I learned in elementary school that assisting others is about serving.
When I became a teacher’s assistant, my job was to help grade papers, assist students with assignments, and monitor the class when necessary. It was fun and the beginning of my administrative career.
From that point, I became fascinated with what it takes to run any environment. A classroom is just a small office. The administrative process is everywhere. There is always the need for paperwork, organization and management – structure.
It’s not as simple as some think or it looks. That’s why I say, “If you are not passionate about helping and serving others, you are in the wrong profession.” Who’s The Admin Pro (TAP)?
As The Admin Pro, ask yourself:
1. Do I have a servant‘s heart (want to help others)?
2. Do I “enjoy” what I do (not just who I am)?
3. Do I maintain self-care (work/life balance)?
4. Am I a problem solver (all things aren’t beneficial)?
5. Am I a quick thinker (fires are inevitable and shouldn’t fester)?
6. Am I a life-long learner (things are ever-changing, i.e. social media)?
The list of questions could go on; however, the most important is “Do you know “who” you are?” Not everyone can be an Admin Pro. Be honest about your passion, purpose, drive — reason for getting up and getting started to serve.
Think about it…
Are you excited to be the servant of an environment? Or, do you dread the thought of helping anyone else? Why do you keep serving day after day?
No desire to serve…Don’t be TAPPED (The Admin Pro Placed bEhind the Door). TAPPED out; who’s in!