Administrative Professional Today

Weird Al Yankovic made grammar funny with his “Word Crimes” parody of Robin Thicke’s hit song “Blurred Lines” and its accompanying video this summer. Weird Al brought up some good grammar points that are important for everyone to remember, says News to Live By Managing Editor Danny Rubin.

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Negotiating with an influential person may feel like fighting a losing battle. If you’re about to go toe-to-toe with someone who has more status or power than you, quash your feelings of helplessness by preparing yourself mentally beforehand, suggests Brazen Career­­ist writer Savannah Marie. She offers these six tips.

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When you make a request at work, the best way to get what you want is to “own the question,” says leadership writer and speaker Geoffrey James.

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Occasional chitchat is a good way to improve interpersonal relationships, but when it’s overdone, it can be an annoying barrier to finishing the job, as two readers pointed out recently on the Admin Pro Forum.

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Emotional intelligence is seen by many experts as a prime quality of leadership. Take this quiz and see how you’re doing when interacting with your team.

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Before you can step into a leadership role, you must first demonstrate to the higher-ups that you’re prepared for the next level. But, how do you do that?

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Heavy’s Karen Tumbokon urges Android users to download Battery Doctor, an app guaranteed to extend your Android device’s battery by 50%. Here’s how to use it.

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Few things in life are as frustrating as a slow computer. Small Business Trends Product Editor TJ McCue has some simple steps you can take to speed up your PC and save your sanity.

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The worst thing you can do with a passive-aggressive person is join in their ineffective communication practices. Instead, Preston Ni, author of How to Communicate Effectively and Handle Difficult People, suggests taking these tips.

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Make sharing the first thing you do when you get home after work … Take 225 words of notes per minute with a pen … Does it really take 10,000 hours of practice to master a skill as author Malcolm Glad­­well claims?

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