Self-Assessment

Admin Checkup: Sharpen your goal-setting

The best administrative professionals plan for success by setting personal goals and objectives. Assess your goal-setting strength with this quiz.

How good a leader are you?

Are you a good leader? Are you a good teammate? Would your teammates evaluate you the same way you evaluate yourself? Are you sure? Here's a self-audit.

3 ways to get honest feedback

Feeling off your game at work, but not sure where you’re falling short? The best thing to do is to ask your co-workers. Lifehacker’s Alan Henry shares three ways to get their honest feedback.

3 ways to fine-tune your intuition

Intuition involves a number of skills: close observation, careful analysis, critical thinking, good judgment and sound reasoning. If you think you’re lacking in intuitive skill, never fear.

Signs your stress is outta control

Stress can show up in strange ways that you confuse for something else. You need to pay attention because chronic stress puts you at increased risk for serious health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes and depression. Experts identify six signs that you could be overstressed.

Are you positioned for success?

Laurie Ruettimann is a former HR leader and a speaker, writer and career advisor. She blogs at “The Cynical Girl.” We sought her advice for developing a great career as an admin, as well as what it takes to work well with the HR team.

Failure isn't always a bad thing

Failure lets you know you’re doing something right, admin and blogger Julie Perrine writes.

Quiz: Do you misuse these phrases?

Many misused words and phrases have be­­come so common they're now in­­cluded in some dictionaries, but they once had correct usages. Here's a list of phrases you might be saying wrong.

Regrouping after a rejection at work

Workplace rejection is a painful but expected part of life. Of course, no one wants to be turned down for a job or promotion, but when it does happen there are ways you can cope. Here are three strategies offered by Debra Wheatman, of Careers Done Write.

How engaged are you at work?

Only 30% of employees are “involved in, enthusiastic about, and committed to their work," according to a Gallup poll.