Administrative Professional Today

If your boss’s micromanagement interferes with your ability to do your job, quit casting yourself as a victim. You can’t change the boss, but you can influence many of the situations you face, says Harry Chambers, a trainer and author of My Way or the Highway: The Micromanagement Survival Guide.

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Got a question about how to save for the kids’ college education? Or how much you can sock away in your IRA? This online resource offers one-on-one answers.

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When execs talk more frequently and honestly with staff, says communications expert Debra Hamilton, employees can relax and do their jobs. When employees feel “in the know, they are more involved, committed and accountable.”

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Keep your air warrior boss on schedule by picking flights that go through the right hubs.

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The next time you’re waiting for inspiration to strike before you start a creative project, don’t. Instead, start right away by remembering these quotes from highly creative people.

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Create a quick-and-dirty Excel chart in one keystroke.

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The phrase that annoys me most lately — “more importantly” — is widely used on television shows and commercials alike. It seems to me that it should be “more important,” unless the speaker is referring to the way something is done. Do you agree?

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You won’t find many people who love meetings. That might be because attendees often feel like meetings are a waste of time. At Marilyn Halsall’s workplace, “action minutes” are part of the remedy.

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Wish you had more time to read? If you already own an iPod, here’s a time-conscious, affordable way to feed your brain.

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Inject some fun into your office with these low-cost tools.

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