Question: It took me nine years of being an admin to work my way up to a managerial level. Now after six years of that, I realize that I was much happier being an admin. When I’m out looking for a job, what’s a convincing way to tell employers that I’m happier with less responsibility, less room for growth and less pay?

1-Minute Strategies: January ’21

December 2, 2020 Categorized in: Personal Development

Completing a task sent to you via email? Don’t be too quick to say “Done!” … Fun via Zoom isn’t always easy  … Tell your supplies manager you have a special request … What is Kaprekar’s constant? … Getting together during the COVID winter takes creativity … Lock, stock and barrel

Drive your growth and success

November 4, 2020 Categorized in: Personal Development

How do you move from being a lost-in-the-crowd employee to a head-turning dynamic executive or administrative assistant?
The more you know, the more you grow. And all of the tech power at our fingertips today has accelerated growth opportunities exponentially. Whether you’re looking for creative ways to revitalize your communications process, increase your efficiency or improve your Internet safety, these options are sure to impress.

Shake off the bad news blues

November 4, 2020 Categorized in: Personal Development

Although you can’t control what’s happening to you, you can manage your response to bad news. These strategies may help.
Share your screen, but not for too long … Try a “Questions” box … Wait, Rudolph is a girl?? … I’ll be with you in a zeptosecond … Trees are still open for business … Do you mispell these wurds?
We all will have difficult circumstances to deal with in our life, but how we respond makes all the difference.

Improve your decision-making

October 7, 2020 Categorized in: Personal Development

To become more than a task-doer and order-taker, you must prove that you have cognitive skills such as decision-making, which is key for productivity and growth. An administrative professional who can provide support and important solutions to their office environment is hugely a value-added part of any team.

5 ways to keep your energy up

October 7, 2020 Categorized in: Personal Development

Do you experience periods during the workday when your energy is low? Try these tips.
Treat yourself … Anyone want to try this plastic bag trick? … Another new trick for money management … Know your buzzwords … Is L.A. really east of Vegas?

Survive a leadership shakeup

October 7, 2020 Categorized in: Personal Development

Protect yourself and your employees when the latest new regime shows up by following this advice.

It’s not a weakness anymore!

October 7, 2020 Categorized in: Personal Development

Most of us think our weaknesses are holding us back, but we could be wrong. Using your supposed flaws wisely can be a path to success. By admitting to—and making use of—the following weaknesses, you can actually appear stronger.

Sound Bites: October ’20

September 23, 2020 Categorized in: Personal Development

No more email graveyard … Done speaking? Ask one final question