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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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Do you think you’ve acquired enough wisdom to make it through all 10 of these questions without a single slipup?
As long as you are in the workplace, you will interact with people who challenge you. An underlying truth to keep in mind is that people are just being themselves, and most are not trying to intentionally be difficult. Use these strategies for success.
If you run into a string of these pesky nightmares, or even one whopper, it’s probably time to take stock of your situation and acknowledge your stress is worth addressing.
Many people were raised to believe they’re “special” and wind up realizing they’re just average. Onboardly co-founder Heather Anne Carson offers these suggestions for a reality check.
So the professional conference you attended was great—but now you’re back in the office, and the clock is ticking on the knowledge you were given. Run down these steps to guarantee you get what you pay for at a training conference, and can share its highlights with your colleagues who weren’t lucky enough to attend.
There’s nothing wrong with feeling a little bit of envy or jealousy, but you don’t want to let it get the best of you at work.
Vacation is your time to relax and get away from your typical life at home and at work. So when your vacation time rolls around, don’t let these common mistakes ruin your relaxation.
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.
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