Administrative Professional Today

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

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What buzzwords bug you the most? Advertising executives ranked these words as some of the most overused …

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Avoid feeling frustrated in a meeting when no one introduces you to the group. Resolve to introduce yourself the next time it happens.

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Like the Hatfields and the McCoys, you and another worker become engaged in a feud. Only it’s not out in the open; it’s simmering under the surface. You’re in the middle of a “covert conflict.” To resolve it, first turn it into an overt conflict. Take these three steps.

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Adopt a more positive outlook by telling yourself a good story, especially after a defeat, recommends psychologist Martin Seligman.

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You may not be able to dole out raises, but you can pose thought-provoking questions to the admins you manage.

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Do you know when water-cooler talk is good-natured (good gossip) and when it crosses the line (bad gossip)? Here’s the test …

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Distract yourself from fear of flying with sudoku puzzles. They’re the perfect remedy for addled nerves …

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Turn co-workers into die-hard supporters who will watch your back and help propel your career. These three tactics can help you build workplace friends who go the extra mile for you, says management consultant Margaret Morford.

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If you want to whip yourself into shape or earn a professional degree, don’t wait until you feel ready, says Robert Leahy, psychologist and author of The Worry Cure. No such time will come. Here’s what to do instead …

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