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Admins

For admins, the work never ends. Administrative professionals fill key office management functions every day – tasks that go unnoticed (until they’re not done).

Admins are the unsung heroes of the workplace – the glue that holds an office together. Every week should be Administrative Professionals Week!

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Achieving a goal is a personal win, and many people reach their goals by concentrating on the desired outcome until it’s achieved. However, if you’re too focused on the destination you might miss the fun of the journey.
We believe you need 35 points to survive the high-wire act of being a project manager …
No minute-taking training is complete without some “Gotcha!” warnings. Do you ever make theses mistakse?
Among your boxes of paper clips, Sharpie pens and seldom-used rubber bands, perhaps you should stock a dozen or two of travel-size hand sanitizers for your staff.
A truly busy and visible executive is a little like a TV reporter who has to appear credible every moment, yet because of time constraints, can’t always know every detail of what’s really going on. That’s where a great admin comes in.
It can happen to any of us, says author Holly Caplan, so if it does, have these tips already in mind.
In the 21st century, we have so many ways to communicate. The only way to develop a sure confidence you’re using the right method is to study the mediums of communication, the purpose and the relationships.
Sharon Florentine writes at CIO that failing to build your own brand means one will get created without your input, which may not be one that you like. She offers tips to help.
For each one of the behaviors below that you’re guilty of, give yourself a point. Oh, but don’t get happy if you start racking them up—each one is a sign you may be doing too much.
Sometimes it’s unavoidable: You’ve just got to have your child with you in the office to get past a spot where there’s no caregiver available. Here’s how to handle it.
Parth Misra, writing at Entrepreneur, offers some tips for productivity when you can’t predict the future.
Corinne Hoisington, professor of Information Systems Technology, points us to a handful of helpful apps and software programs.
You’ve probably worked with one before and will have to again, so Chrissy Scivicque offers this advice for dealing with a slacker.
Taking minutes wasn’t getting any easier for Terri Michaels, even after years of practice. Finally, she enrolled in a workshop, and things changed. Now she uses these 10 best practices.
I know assistants already add value every day. And yet in today’s accelerated world, everyone needs to up their game. Thinking of yourself as an ambassador can set you apart and contribute tremendously to your organization’s success.
When your level of fitness has a big impact on your brain’s health and cognitive function, but you have a sedentary 9-to-5 job, how can you incorporate more exercise into your day?
You feel you've almost got minute-taking down, but there's still that tiny flutter of apprehension going into a meeting. See if our Q&A soothes your mind.
If we could instantly put you in any job right now, what would it be? ... Can something that happens at work ruin your entire evening, or do you compartmentalize effectively? ... Have you been able to find real meaning in your work? What keeps you coming back?
Linda Adams of the Trispective Group writes that gossip has the power to dismantle even the best teams and keep good teams from becoming truly great. To stop its encroachment, take these three steps.
Sometimes the difference between getting ahead as an admin instead of just spinning your wheels is a matter of knowing who you are … and being willing to accept yourself as an imperfect machine that isn’t quite finished.
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