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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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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.
When you leave a job with an organization, your responsibility to that company doesn’t completely end on your last day, says Cheryl Hyatt of Hyatt-Fennell, an executive search firm.
There are many things you miss out on by having everything you want appear instantly, Dianne Wilson writes.
Admins answer questions about technology, advice and what’s for lunch.
When the chance arises to negotiate your compensation package, says Cory Klupfer, entrepreneur and author of Authentic Negotiating, avoid these three pitfalls.
Here are the topics that make people feel queasy when you discuss them at work, according to a survey, ranked by the percentage of people who said, “Please don’t talk about that!”
Jay Forte’s trick to get his clients thinking about what is and isn’t working.
When you’re going to be out of the office, it’s important to set up a good auto-reply to go out from your work email. Wired writer Christina Bonnington has some tips.
Marjorie M. Mauldin, president of Denver-based Executive Forum and the author of Feedback Revolution, shares these tips on what to do when you’re given the straight dope.
If typing at your desk job causes you to feel pain, stiffness, numbness, weakness and lack of circulation (coldness) in your hands and wrists, both on the job and afterward, how can you tell if it’s carpal tunnel syndrome or not?

There has to be return on the investment made in an employee. Use the guidelines below to help your executive see the benefit of their support.

Do you ever find yourself explaining why you are late day after day to work, or anything else? You know that you need to make a change but all attempts you have previously made have been met with failure. So how do you stop this cycle of neverending tardiness?

Good leadership doesn’t mean that as a leader you should do all the talking. In fact, some of the best leaders do more listening than talking. Mark Deterding, writing at Lead Change Group, shares how you should practice listening to be a better leader.

It can be hard to sacrifice things you usually spend money on, but it can also be fun to cut back and watch the savings accumulate. Here are eight ways to save.

Three questions we asked your fellow admins.

Don’t jump to apologize for everything you do, especially in the workplace. There is such a thing as apologizing too much, says The Prospect founder Lily Herman, who explains how to break the habit.

Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., had to invent new terminology to better understand the new demands that our digital culture has created on our lives. See if you recognize these goblins that are hounding us in ways we never would have thought possible 25 years ago.

Worrying can be exhausting after a while, so it’s important to learn how to manage it. Workplace writer Jessica Stillman offers these tips to help you.

We all know that a singular subject takes a singular verb and a plural subject takes a plural verb, but what about a compound subject?

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