Career

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

Land the job you really want

September 2, 2020 Categorized in: AdvancementFeatured Article

It’s the perfect time to create a new job or reinvent the one you have now. Here are some steps to take toward your dream job.

Tasty treats for tricky interviews

September 2, 2020 Categorized in: Advancement

Knocking on a hiring manager’s door can feel unnerving, especially when self-doubt creeps in and you’re afraid of being dished ghastly tricks instead of treats. These strategies will help you maneuver through loaded questions and sell yourself confidently.

1-Minute Strategies: October ’20

September 2, 2020 Categorized in: Personal Development

Make a new admin’s first day a little less stressful … You are your neighborhood … Deceitful marketing term of the day: multi-grain … The psychology of office donations revealed! … Did your power ever go out this year? It was probably a squirrel’s fault … Who needs the radio when the road will play music for you?

The anatomy of a bad decision

August 24, 2020 Categorized in: Personal Development

I often say “You don’t know what you don’t know.” This may seem obvious, but multimillion-dollar organizations make decisions every day based solely on the information they’re looking at, discounting factors that may not be addressed by the research being conducted.
Remember that you can easily blow your career by losing your cool at work. So, predetermine what might cause such incidents and identify ways to deal with them civilly and compassionately.
Question: “I find myself in the rather awkward position of being a much better dresser than my executive. Should I, as an admin three career rungs below her, make an effort to dial my own uber-professional wardrobe down a notch?”
It seems like a cop-out when a supervisor tells you they’ll be happy to give you a recommendation letter, but they don’t want to actually write it. This leaves you in the awkward position of praising yourself in the third person! These tips will help you power through this awkward task.