Administrative Professional Today

Getting your words right makes a good impression, but part of knowing the rules means knowing when it’s OK to break them. Lin­­guist Steven Pinker, writing in The Guardian, offers eight grammar rules that you can bend once in a while.

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Travelers will find more innovative options to help them stay re­­laxed and productive at the airport. Ryan Ghee shares the latest airport innovations for passengers.

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Turn your next meeting into a walkabout … Spin your tips into a blog or podcast … Read another reason to love coffee.

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Don’t freak out if your boss asks “How do you want to grow?” She may be throwing you a curveball, but she’s also giving you an opportunity to participate in a conversation about your professional development, says confidence coach Steve Errey. He offers three suggestions on what to answer.

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Setting goals is an essential step toward getting where you want to go in your career. But how do you choose the right goals and timelines for achieving them? That’s what one reader asked recently on the Admin Pro Forum.

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If your office collaborates on documents and data, inside and outside the organization, you may encounter collaborators using different office suites who need to work on the same file. “So that data file might pass between MS Office, LibreOffice, iWork, WPS—the list goes on and on,” says TechRepublic’s Jack Wallen. Wallen offers some tips to help make your files easy to share.

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To get tips on giving great presen­­tations, Business Insider reporter Richard Feloni turned to one of the world’s greatest public speakers, Sri Lankan HR consultant Dananjaya Hettia­­­­rachchi, who Toast­­mast­­ers International crowned World Cham­­pion of Public Speaking earlier this year.

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More and more travelers are choosing to take luxury buses and cars rather than fly or take a train for shorter trips, reports The New York Times’s Amy Zipkin.

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If you’re repeatedly passed over for promotions or treated poorly by management, it may be because you’re doing one of these things wrong, says HR expert and blogger Suzanne Lucas.

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With the new year just around the corner, it’s time to think about how to make the upcoming year your best yet. By making a few changes to how you approach your career, you’ll be well on your way to making 2015 a banner year.

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