Round out the summer with one (or more) of these book selections ideal for admins:
• For those struggling with a toxic workplace ... Toxic Workplace! Managing Toxic Personalities and Their Systems of Power by Mitchell Kusy and Elizabeth Holloway.
The authors take a scientific approach, examining the wayand workers cost a business money and morale. Admins may not have the political clout to apply the solutions recommended here, but at least they’ll gain a helpful perspective on a maddening situation.
• For those seeking empowerment ... Making Peace With Your Office Life by Cindy Glovinsky.
Glovinsky is an administrative assistant, licensed psychotherapist and professional organizer, which makes her a credible source for advice about meeting day-to-day challenges.
• For those looking for another woman’s guidance ... Women, Work & the Art of Savoir Faire by Mireille Guiliano.
The author of French Women Don’t Get Fat gives us guidance for business life, as well as personal image and entertaining.
• For those wanting to know what men know ... What Men Don’t Tell Women About Business by Christopher Flett.
If you’re a woman who isn’t getting the same deal as the men you work with, don’t complain; figure out how they do it.
• For those who feel under-degreed ... Back to School for Grownups by Laura H. Gilbert.
Tips on everything from managing the cost to keeping up in class.
— Adapted from “Books for administrative professionals,” Amy Lindgren, Atlanta Journal-Constitution.