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When to sever LinkedIn connections

October 19, 2017 Categorized in: Personal Development

Sometimes you simply have to trim your list. Keep these things in mind.

Learn about a topic you hate

October 11, 2017 Categorized in: Personal Development

For us personally at Administrative Professional Today, that topic is algebra. But just for argument’s sake, how would we face it if we had to? When confronted with such an onerous subject, take these routes.
Before you deploy the search and rescue over a tightly scheduled project that seems like it will never cross the finish line, remember these tips when scheduling more work around it.

Many nights at the museum

October 10, 2017 Categorized in: Personal Development

Admin Amanda Martin says being part of a small, dedicated staff makes her feel like she’s truly a contributing voice in the organization at the Tempe History Museum in Arizona.

How to regain lost trust

October 9, 2017 Categorized in: Personal Development

You make a mistake, or even just become the victim of a misconception, and suddenly responsibilities are taken away from you. Not fair, right? Respond this way.
Stress is often best dealt with by doing a little research in advance of its arrival. Consider these tips.
Ask more questions … Tips for phone and computer security … Try restaurant apps … Invest in a “bowl cozy” … New developments in Amelia Earhart’s story … Husky dogs and fat cats … Do you have change for a shekel? … How the daisy got its name
If there’s a skill you’d like to acquire, chances are there’s an online course for you. Microlearning lets you focus on particular knowledge without having to enroll in a semester-long class.
What are the most common foibles that cause promising professionals to fail? These are the traps that can bring you down.
If you aren’t advancing as you’d like and it seems like your career is going nowhere, here are four possible reasons and solutions, offered by executive coach Joel Garfinkle, author of Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level.
Talking about yourself and your accomplishments can be risky business. You don’t want to sell you or your work short, but coming off as pompous or clichéd can be bad for business, writes Jeff Haden for

Prove you’re ready for a promotion

September 14, 2017 Categorized in: Advancement

Getting promoted is tougher than it used to be, writes Anne Fisher. Researchers at leadership development and coaching firm PDI Ninth House set out to analyze exactly what leads to a successful upward move.
When we are living fully, we feel it. We get the sense that our life is moving along steadily and we take things in stride; we relax enough to feel joy. So why does achieving and maintaining balance seem so difficult?
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