Learn about a topic you hate

October 5, 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.

Many nights at the museum

October 5, 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 5, 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.
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.
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 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.

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.
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
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?

Declutter and free your mind

September 7, 2017 Categorized in: OrganizingPersonal Development

Tiny bits of mental energy are tied up in each of our possessions. We’re subconsciously bombarded by questions: What if I lose this? What will it cost to replace? When can I afford a better one? To feel lighter, try a possession purge and simplify in other areas too.

Success comes from action–now!

September 7, 2017 Categorized in: Personal Development

There comes a point when you need to stop thinking about pros and cons, upsides and downsides, and just start rolling the dice. Try these assertive strategies.

Build your influence at work

September 7, 2017 Categorized in: Personal Development

To get noticed not just by your friends or your team, but everyone at work, try these 5 things.