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The Do’s and Don’ts of Managing Up

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Odd as it sounds, organizational leaders need their staff to help manage them. While you’re not technically their “manager,” you certainly have influence. Learning how to leverage that influence to help lead your superiors (from behind) will make you an invaluable asset to the team. .

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The 3 Essential Functions of Time Management

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“What is time? If nobody asks me, I know; but if I were desirous to explain it to one that should ask, plainly I know not.” ” St. Augustine. When it comes to professional development, time management is one of my most passionate areas of study (and most enjoyable topics to teach ).

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ELEVATE Admins is a Best Seller (Thanks to YOU!)

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In case you missed the big news: My newest book, ELEVATE Admins: How to Raise the Bar and Achieve Excellence in Your Administrative Career , was released earlier this month. I’m thrilled to report that it quickly hit the #1 spot for its category on Amazon!

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Taking on More Work Due to Downsizing? Want to Ask for a Raise? Read This!

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A common question I’m hearing lately goes something like this: My organization has recently downsized and now I’m doing more work covering for some colleagues who were laid off. I think I deserve a raise, but is that a reasonable request given that we just had to let people go?

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Why Planning is Beneficial (Even in Unpredictable Times)

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Can I be embarrassingly honest for a minute? I’m a control freak. I always have been. While I certainly try not to let it run my life, I’ve come to accept that it’s part of my make-up. That’s one of the reasons I love planning. When I have a plan in front of me, I feel more in control of my destiny.

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The Next Admin Evolution Is Here

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April is Admin Appreciation Month! Consequently, this month’s webinar is devoted to administrative professionals. If you’re not an admin, you are still welcome to attend. However, you may find more benefit from some of our past webinars available in the Career Success Library.

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5 Tips for Working Without Direct Supervision

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As I write this, we are in the midst of a global pandemic, which has changed the way we live and work. Many professionals are working from hom e for the first time.

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Future-Proof Your Career by Developing Project Management Skills

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Did you know that the typical office professional spends about 80% of his or her time working on projects? Research suggests this number is only going to increase in the future. If you think about it, you can quickly see why. Tasks (or single-step operational to-do items) are easily automated.

Is Your Job in Danger?

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As a career coach, I often work with people when they’re dealing with an expected job loss. They’ve either been terminated for cause, laid off, or asked to resign. In any case, it’s never an easy situation. Most people tell me they were blindsided—they had no idea!

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What’s the Difference? Career Advancement vs. Career Progression (Video)

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This video is an excerpt from a live training webinar hosted by Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer. The full video and worksheet are available in the Career Success Library. The topic of this webinar was, “Career Advancement for Administrative Professionals.”

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Adjusting to the New Normal: How to Cope with Rapid Change

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A lot has happened in just a short period of time. It’s enough to make your head spin, right? In the past two weeks, the world as we know it has dramatically changed in response to the COVID-19 virus. Many professionals are now working from home for the first time with little to no preparation.

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Get More From Your Learning! Strategies to Make Professional Development More Effective

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As a career-minded professional, you probably participate in a lot of development activities. Perhaps you attend training webinars and online classes; maybe you read books and listen to podcasts. Learning opportunities are prevalent, and you want to take advantage of them all!

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How Assistants Can Deal with Difficult Bosses (Video)

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This video is an excerpt from a live Q&A session with Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer. The full video is available in the Career Success Librar y.

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Beware of Toxic Productivity: Tips for Working While Under Stress

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For most of us, “productivity” is something positive, desirable, even healthy —especially when it comes to work. But productivity also has a dark side, which I’ve been experiencing more and more recently. Perhaps you have too, but maybe you don’t even realize it.

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Leading Without Authority: Tips for the “Unofficial” Leader (Webinar)

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Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of Leading Without Authority: Tips for the “Unofficial” Leader. Date : Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Time : 11:00 AM Pacific | 12:00 PM Mountain | 1:00 PM Central | 2:00 PM Eastern.

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How to Move from Administrative Assistant to Executive Assistant

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As a proud, former Administrative Professional and Executive Assistant, I pride myself on providing real-world career training and advice for the admin community. A question I hear frequently is this: “How do I move from being an Administrative Assistant to becoming an Executive Assistant?”

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5 Ways to Improve Your Self-Awareness

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I am a firm believer that all growth starts with understanding yourself. Before you can grow as a person or as a professional, you have to first know who you are and why you do what you do.

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From Goal to Action: How to Build a Plan for Success (Webinar)

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For most career-minded professionals, goal setting is an essential part of the new year celebration. But sadly, few people know what to do once a goal is set. Consequently, they end up feeling overwhelmed, unsure of where to start or how to make real progress. Thus, many goals are quickly abandoned.

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Time and The Mind: Shifting Your Time Management Mindset (Webinar)

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Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of Time and The Mind: Shifting Your Time Management Mindset. Date : Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Time : 11:00 AM Pacific | 12:00 PM Mountain | 1:00 PM Central | 2:00 PM Eastern.

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How to Focus with an “Open Door” Policy (Video)

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This video is an excerpt from a live Q&A session with Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer. The full video is available in the Career Success Librar y. A participant asks: My question is about how to take time for professional development in the midst of a busy work day.

Task vs. Project: What’s the Difference? (Video)

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This video is an excerpt from a live training webinar hosted by Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer. The full video and worksheet are available in the Career Success Library. The topic of this webinar was, “How to Speak the Language of Project Management.”

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Is It Okay to Talk About a Former Boss? (Video)

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This video is an excerpt from a live Q&A session with Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer. The full video is available in the Career Success Librar y.

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Secrets to Achieving Work/Life Harmony (Webinar)

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Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “Secrets to Achieving Work/Life Harmony.” ” Webinar Description: You have a “professional” life and a “personal” life, right? But ultimately, it’s all just life, isn’t it? So, how do you balance it all?

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Administrative Assistant vs. Executive Assistant: What’s the Difference?

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As many of my regular readers already know, I am a proud former administrative professional.

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How to Speak the Language of Project Management

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Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of Career Advancement for Administrative Professionals. Date : Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Time : 11:00 AM Pacific | 12:00 PM Mountain | 1:00 PM Central | 2:00 PM Eastern.

The Power of Modern Business Etiquette (Webinar)

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Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “The Power of Business Etiquette.” ” Webinar Description: Etiquette may sound like an antiquated term, but it’s a concept that still very much applies in our modern business world.

How Long Should You Stay at Your Job?

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As you may know, I host a free Q&A session every month. ( You can sign up to be a part of them here. During this time, I put on my “career coach” cap and answer questions submitted by participants related to your career and workplace issues. It’s truly one my favorite things to do!

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Career Advancement for Administrative Professionals (Webinar)

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Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of Career Advancement for Administrative Professionals. April is Admin Appreciation Month! Consequently, this month’s webinar is devoted to administrative professionals. If you’re not an admin, you are still welcome to attend.

How to Become a More Valuable Employee

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These days, people talk a lot about adding value in the workplace. Specifically, everyone wants to know how to become a more valuable employee. After all, when you add more value at work, you should (in theory) receive more value as well. It’s only natural; contributing at greater levels should enable you to earn at greater levels too. In my newest book, The Invisibility Cure , I cover this topic in depth.

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Secrets to Achieving Work/Life Harmony (Webinar)

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Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “Secrets to Achieving Work/Life Harmony.” ” Webinar Description: You have a “professional” life and a “personal” life, right? But ultimately, it’s all just life, isn’t it? So, how do you balance it all?

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How to Make Smart Career Decisions (Webinar)

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Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “How to Make Smart Career Decisions.” ” Date : Wednesday, January 22, 2019. Time : 11:00 AM Pacific | 12:00 PM Mountain | 1:00 PM Central | 2:00 PM Eastern.

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How to Get Others to Value Your Work

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During my monthly webinars , I often hear a handful of the same questions. A common one goes something like this: “The people I work with think my job is inferior. They look down on me (and my role). How do I get others to value my work more?”. This question hits particularly close to home for administrative professionals. As a proud former admin myself, I know what it’s like to feel that your work isn’t valued.

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Communicating with Confidence

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Communication is a complicated, multi-faceted skillset required for professional success. Unfortunately, it’s a tough one to master. More important than what you say is how you say it. All too often, messages are muddied because of insecurity, self-doubt and nerves. People don’t hear the words because the delivery is so distracting. Confidence has the power to enhance your communication in dramatic and surprising ways.

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How to Be a Tech Savvy Professional (Webinar)

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Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of How to Be a Tech Savvy Professional. When asked to cite their biggest workplace frustration, many professionals say, “Keeping up with technology!” Nearly all fields are facing a rapidly, continually changing technical landscape.

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Ready for Anything! How to Practice Proactive Career Management (Webinar)

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Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of Ready for Anything! How to Practice Proactive Career Management. Date : Wednesday, August 19, 2020. Time : 11:00 AM Pacific | 12:00 PM Mountain | 1:00 PM Central | 2:00 PM Eastern.

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The Vanishing Executive Assistant? My Response

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Last weekend, the Wall Street Journal published an interesting (though highly controversial) article titled, “ The Vanishing Executive Assistant.”. And WOW, did it cause an uproar in the admin community! I’m pretty sure that was the author’s intent so, well done…?

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How to Write a Professional Development Plan

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This is the second article in a two-part series on the topic of Professional Development Plans. In the first part of this series, you learned that a professional development plan (or PDP) is a written document used to focus, evaluate and prioritize professional development goals and activities. In this article, you’re going to learn exactly what should be included in a PDP document and the simple 10-step process I use to write a PDP.

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The Art of Career Crafting (Webinar)

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Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of The Art of Career Crafting. Date : Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Time : 11:00 AM Pacific | 12:00 PM Mountain | 1:00 PM Central | 2:00 PM Eastern. Sign up for the Eat Your Career Newsletter to receive registration information: [link].

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How to Use Downtime at Work Productively

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As we head into the dreary winter months, I am reminded of the seasonality of business. In most organizations, there is a natural ebb and flow that occurs. Things get predictably busy at certain times of the year, just as things get predictably slow at other times. For my business, the month of December is always blessedly slow—and I like to take advantage. In fact, I have a whole list of projects I’ve been saving up all year! I can’t wait to dive into it.

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How to Set Meaningful Career Goals (Webinar)

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Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “How to Set Meaningful Career Goals.”. Date: Wednesday, December 18. Time: 11:00 AM Pacific | 12:00 PM Mountain | 1:00 PM Central | 2:00 PM Eastern. Duration: 1 hour. Description: Goals are supposed to be motivating and inspiring.

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What Does It Really Mean to Be Proactive at Work?

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The word proactive is often tossed around in the workplace with little context. If you’re reading this article, it’s safe to assume you’ve heard it. Perhaps you’ve even been instructed to “be more proactive.” But you may be wondering what it really means to be proactive at work. This is the critical question that never seems to get addressed—and it’s why so many professionals struggle with the concept. This question is what drove me to write my book, “The Proactive Professional.”

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7 Ways Admins Can Do More Meaningful Work

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As a proud former administrative professional—and a current admin trainer and coach—I believe that support professionals can play an invaluable role in the workplace. Of course, that’s not always the case. There is a wide array of roles that qualify as “administrative” in nature, and a wide variety of people who occupy them. Some admins simply follow instructions and do what is asked of them—no more, no less. They meet expectations, but they aren’t really challenged.

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5 Tips to Help You Make a Winning First Impression

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As the saying goes, a first impression is a lasting impression. Those precious first few moments of interaction with a new contact can have a major impact on how that person sees you for the entirety of your relationship. A bad first impression can be difficult (and sometimes impossible) to overcome, while a good one can help you stand out in a positive and memorable way.

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