Administrative Professional Today

Changing one or two interpersonal habits can help you gain respect at work and at home. Executive coach Marshall Goldsmith identifies 20 habits that annoy people and explains how to break those habits.

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It’s a common communication in the business world, but it’s often not very polished: the request letter.

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Seating arrangements become the top priority when planning a successful off-site meeting. Here’s how to set up the room—no matter what the meeting’s size—to make sure attendees can see, hear and be heard.

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Q. How do I make my manager understand that I want more responsibility?

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Small, luxurious, boutique hotels offer an ideal setting for a “boutique business meeting,” where attendees feel appreciated and pampered. Is a boutique hotel or inn right for your next off-site meeting?

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Uncover a job candidate’s teamwork talents (or lack thereof) by asking these five questions.

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Can’t bring yourself to weed through that pile of catalogs? Here’s a great reader tip on streamlining your catalog files …

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Complaining, criticizing and gossiping come so naturally, it’s hard to go an average day in the office without experiencing at least one of them. Try adding positive energy to your office by being more conscious of the words you choose every day.

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Every product needs a marketing plan … even you. Learn how to “brand” yourself to show what you can offer and how you can grow within the company.

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Energize your weight-loss plan by making it an office affair. When healthy living becomes part of your 9-to-5 routine, you’ll not only feel better while you’re on the job, but you’ll sense a positive change among co-workers as well.

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