Administrative Professional Today

Be eco-friendly by buying “green” badges for your next big company event.

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Can you write a strong opening sentence? Are you a ravenous newspaper reader? Then try your hand at writing a press release. If an editor picks up the story, you’ll have scored a major victory for your organization, and you’ll gain a new marketable skill.

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The first generation of supermodels is now producing its first business-savvy leaders. Here are some of their secrets.

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Good communication skills are more valuable than knowing PowerPoint inside and out, according to a new survey, in which 67% of human resources managers said they would hire an admin with strong soft skills even if their technical abilities were lacking.

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Don’t take no for an answer when it comes to asking your boss for career advancement opportunities.

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Help change the world—especially the world of business—by visiting DoTheRightThing.com. The site collects stories about the social impact of companies’ behavior, such as Bank of America spending $20 billion to back environmentally sound practices …

 

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It happens at meetings more often than it should: Co-workers bad-mouth one another’s work in front of the group. Nothing is quite as frustrating as being “cut off at the knees.”

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In a meeting with the entire department, you make the mistake of pitching your idea … as an alternative to your boss’s idea. You e-mail the boss afterward to explain your idea in more detail, hoping to smooth things over and pique her interest. But she isn’t talking. Was your idea really

that

bad?

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Does your work "flow"? Professional organizer Liz Franklin says we all handle paper in pretty much the same way.

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Learn how most professional planners schedule agendas for two- and three-day meetings …

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