Advancement

7 tips for managing up

Managing up is an important skill for admins at every level to master. Melba Duncan, president of The Duncan Group and author of The New Executive Assistant, offers these seven tips to help you improve your ability.

Are some behaviors holding you back?

If your career is stalling, or you want to put yourself in the best position possible to receive a raise or promotion, it’s time to look hard at yourself and the things you do.

1-Minute Strategies: April '15

Meeting icebreaker: Try ‘Guess My Lie’ ... Take the “Hi” road ... Seek insight from peers, not just superiors or mentors.

7 tips for mastering office politics

Realizing they're more about culture and relationships can help you understand those politics better and manage them to your advantage.

Hang tough and follow through

During a recent Q&A, actor Kevin Costner offered his rules for ­living.

Social media presence key to your career

In today’s competitive job environment, many employers are also looking for a strong social media presence from applicants. But what does that mean?

Start now to develop leadership skills

When you look at job ads, you’ll notice few, if any, seeking people who are new to management. But how are you supposed to get started in management if all the jobs require experience?

Soft skills every great admin possesses

Check out an HR pro's list of the ones most desired to find out if you have what it takes to be the best.

The latest on how to behave at work

Office rules are constantly evolving as new technology and trends show up in the workplace. Forbes career and leadership writer Susan Adams offers an updated list of business etiquette.

1-Minute Strategies: February '15

Surround yourself with plants for a happier work life ... Relax and relieve tension with a sports massage ... Get more done by tackling big tasks first.