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Administrative Professional Today

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?

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These days many young people see no need to wait their turn before moving up the ladder of success – and their refusal to patiently stand in line is the right idea, says Michelle A. Turman, author of Jumping the Queue: Achieving Great Things Before You’re Ready.

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Sophie Miles, CEO of QuotesAdvisor.com, shares her method for staying motivated and focused.

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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.

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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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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.

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There are many things you miss out on by having everything you want appear instantly, Dianne Wilson writes.

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Admins answer questions about technology, advice and what’s for lunch.

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When the chance arises to negotiate your compensation package, says Cory Klupfer, entrepreneur and author of Authentic Negotiating, avoid these three pitfalls.

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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!”

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Here are some of UpdateZen founder and CEO Paul Ruderman’s “golden rules” for collaboration.

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Jay Forte’s trick to get his clients thinking about what is and isn’t working.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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We’ve all been there. That moment when you present your boss with the best idea ever and their response is not what you imagined. You can see your amazing idea crashing and burning right before your eyes, stamped out before it even got off the ground. At this juncture you must make an important decision.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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There are several important deal-breakers you need to focus on to make sure your résumé doesn’t end up in the discard pile on the HR manager’s desk.

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