Career Management

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If you work in your company’s front office, chances are your least favorite administrative task is preparing and sending office mail. A national survey of 1,000 people by Postalocity.com listed the top 10 least favorite tasks.
If customers, co-workers, hiring managers or your boss want to find some dirt on you, a little Google searching and social media digging will give them all they need. Make sure that they don’t find much by scrubbing your social media accounts clean.
You’ll be more efficient and productive if your efforts are focused on the right things, says leadership coach Tanveer Naseer. To streamline your workload, ask yourself these three questions.
If you, as a supervisor, are engaging in gossip, that’s a huge problem. After all, it’s your job to put an end to rumor mongering. If you don’t and instead choose to gossip, this is what you stand to lose.
If you want to join the ranks of the world’s most successful people, ban these thoughts.
A new survey indicates that, much like flip phones and fax machines, this tradition may be on its way out.
Cutting-edge companies like Google and Apple are using mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and conflict and improve collaboration, communication and productivity. The idea is that when you are mindful, you think clearly and that allows you to address problems more effectively.
“Confident and assertive people don’t turn themselves off,” inspirational keynote speaker Susan Leahy taught her webinar audience last month. So how do you stay switched on?
Julie Perrine says she’s an “accidental admin”—but once she got into it, she found she enjoyed the job and had the skills necessary to succeed at it. She’s worked in customer service, as an executive assistant and as a virtual assistant. In 2009, she launched All Things Admin and now does onsite workshops, training and speaking. We caught up with Perrine re­­cently and talked about the changing role of admins and what it takes to get ahead in the profession now.
We connected with author Nancy O'Reilly for her advice on building stronger professional relationships.