Celebrating Administrative Professionals

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Administrative Assistants Rock! April is just around the corner and we love celebrating administrative professionals! During the entire month of April, we will be posting daily blogs written by myself and special guests who love the administrative profession.

Happy Administrative Professionals Week! An Admirable Profession

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Administrative Professionals Week – Celebrating An Admirable Profession. First, I want to thank my incredible administrative partner who grew into a Vice President at Office Dynamics. The Administrative Profession Is An Admirable Profession.

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Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership for Administrative Professionals

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This is a replay of the free webinar offered June 2016 titled Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership (for administrative professionals). Administrative professionals don’t typically think of themselves as leaders; even the most successful struggle with the idea!

Time For Administrative Professionals To Stay Vigilant!

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No professional can operate with blinders on. This is my challenge to all admin professionals for 2017 Admin Professionals Week : Now is the time to dial up your professional selves. The post Time For Administrative Professionals To Stay Vigilant! Admin Assistant Training Assertive Conflict Resolution Difficult PeopleWhat if you had Donald Trump as a boss?

Travel Tips for Your Administrative Professionals Conference or Training Event

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I have been hosting the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence for 19 years. I also host a high-end training program for executive assistants and administrative assistants called World Class Assistant , in Las Vegas. Be assertive in a professional fashion.

7 Tips for Executive Assistants Who Want To Be More Assertive

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Do you want to be more assertive? Learning how to tactfully voice your opinions and assert your needs as an executive assistant is important. Many assistants have crossed the line from assertive to aggressive. So what is the difference between assertive and aggressive?

Administrative Professionals Conference or Training Event Travel Tips

Office Dynamics

I have been hosting the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence for 19 years. I also host a high-end training program for executive assistants and administrative assistants called World Class Assistant , in Las Vegas. Be assertive in a professional fashion.

Today’s Administrative Assistant Has Power

Office Dynamics

For the first time in history, the administrative professional’s job description hints at the full engagement of cognitive powers. As an administrative or executive assistant, your power will come from your brilliance! Several years ago at the Office Dynamics Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence , we had 249 assistants collaborate on how an assistant could add more value at work when he or she is already adding value.

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Why Being An Executive Assistant Is A Rewarding Career

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In honor of Administrative Professionals Day, I want to share my thoughts on why I believe being an executive assistant is a rewarding career. I hear managers or Human Resource Professionals say it doesn’t take any special skill to be an administrative assistant.

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5 Ways to Be a Value-Added Employee

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I’m not sure if you know that 80% of my work is onsite training for administrative office professionals so I do a lot of traveling, in fact, 100% of my clients are out of state. Observing administrative professionals at work is one of my greatest moments.

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Enlarge Your Presence

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Being that Administrative Professionals Day is this week, I would actually like to challenge all administrative professionals to stretch out of their comfort zone this week.

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Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed!

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April is one of my favorite months because, here at Office Dynamics, we get to celebrate the wonderful accomplishments of those in the administrative profession! In case you are not aware, Administrative Professionals Week is April 24 – 28. If someone is doing something or saying something that is unacceptable to you, then you need to speak up in a professional and assertive manner. The post Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed!

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How to Master The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers

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However, after a recent turn of events such as staffing vacancies and promotions, I have found myself providing administrative support to several other key managers while we recruit for vacant positions. Let’s face it—the work of an administrative professional is never ending.

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5 Reasons Why Office Admins are the New Power Job

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It’s no secret that admin professionals rack up tons of knowledge on dozens of office topics and that no two days are ever the same. Working as an admin professional often means working closely with leadership positions and essentially acting as project manager for the C-suite.

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How to Impact Your Work by Rephrasing What You Say

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I was going to be gone for a few days to conduct an administrative training program. Since that time, I have been teaching executive assistants, secretaries, and administrative assistants to change their question. 8 Little Words Make a BIG Difference.

2016 178

7 Strategies to Speak Up to Get Results

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She’s not alone – I hear this theme often whether delivering programs to attorneys or administrators. The following post was originally published at ColetteCarlson.com and is shared with permission from the author. “I’ve

2016 184

Strategies for Advancing Your Career Outside of Administrative Services

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My good friend and fellow expert in the administrative field, Julie Perrine, has a saying that goes something like this, “In admin, you can start here and go anywhere!”. She’ll be at the annual Conference for Administrative Excellence this year and she is an absolute wealth of knowledge and insight. But back to the point: Being an administrative professional, the world is your oyster. Database Administrator. Get Involved in Professional Associations.

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How To Be Effective In The Office

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Communication experts agree that replacing “think/feel” with “believe” expresses even more assertiveness and self-confidence to management, colleagues, and clients: “ I believe you’re right.” Successful professionals focus on what I call the “language of the positive.”

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12 Days of Christmas Webinar: Building a Strong Partnership with Your Boss

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Building a strong partnership with your boss takes the right combination of time, practice, trust and these key elements addressed by Joan Burge in this free webinar. We invite you to watch the replay: Building a Strong Partnership. Important Webinar Resources.

2016 173

Admin Tip: How to Get Your Boss to Give You More Control

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As a support professional, your executive needs to believe fully that your primary function is to help make his or her life easier. Be assertive. When you identify a specific task you can or should take over for your executive, speak up assertively.

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Strategies for Advancing Your Career in Administrative Services

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For some, it involves climbing to the next level, becoming a “senior” support staff member or an administrative manager. If you’re still struggling with time management, organization, professional presence, and communication, focus on amplifying your skills in these key areas. You’re invited to join the FREE Eat Your Career Resource Library where you’ll gain immediate access to dozens of tools to advance your professional skills and achieve career fulfillment.

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12 Days of Christmas Webinar: The Organized Admin with Julie Perrine

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Get ready to go from chaos to control with the excellent tips that Julie Perrine shares in this free webinar. Watch The Organized Admin Webinar Replay. Webinar Resources & Downloads. Download the Chat Archive: Day 7 Chat Archive 12 Days.

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What Makes You Proud?

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Guest Post by Kemetia Foley> Seems like each year that Administrative Professionals Day rolls around that there is a frenetic discussion about what sort of recognition is appropriate for Administrative Professionals and it ranges from ‘Why recognize?’

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All the free training we offer in one place!

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Part of what we do is provide tools and services to administrative professionals to enhance the quality of their work-life that promote administrative excellence. However we aren’t able to reach every administrative professional with our our premium programs.

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Who Is Office Dynamics International?

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At Office Dynamics International we are celebrating 25 years of serving the administrative profession. The administrative role is a noble calling. Administrative professionals are strategic partners in business success.

Personal Tune-Up

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Administrative Professionals Week Assertive Problem Solving Productivity Self DevelopmentA Personal Tune-up for Peak Career Performance. If you’re feeling more energized than usual these days, that’s because it’s Spring.

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Overqualified and Interviewing

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Rarely, if ever, are any of those reasons a desperate move or because one simply desires contentment or lacks professional development desire. Administrative Professionals Week Assertive Attitude Career Management Self Development Uncategorized

Pros and Cons of Being Assertive

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Many administrative professionals and non-exempt employees ask me about how to be assertive without burning bridges or coming across as aggressive. One admin asked, “Can you provide assertiveness techniques and communication skills that I can put into practice?”. Many people confuse assertiveness with aggressive behavior. Assertive people care that their needs are met while caring about others. Assertive People: · Are direct and specific.

Pros and Cons of Being Assertive

Office Dynamics

Many administrative professionals and non-exempt employees ask me about how to be assertive without burning bridges or coming across as aggressive. One admin asked, “Can you provide assertiveness techniques and communication skills that I can put into practice?”. Many people confuse assertiveness with aggressive behavior. Assertive people care that their needs are met while caring about others. Assertive People: · Are direct and specific.

Qualities Of A Great Assistant

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Many times in my live workshops and seminars for executive and administrative assistants, I ask the participant to create a list of qualities, attributes, and attitudes of star-performing assistants. Professional presence. Let’s you check professional presence.

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Tactfully Voicing Your Opinion In The Workplace

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You want to maintain professionalism and have the receiver be open to your suggestions or views. Come see me live in Chicago for Administrative Professionals Week! I hope you had a great week last week and were able to apply the tips I had for communicating with people from different generations. In case you did not read the last two Monday Motivators , I have been writing a 3 part series on communicating for business success.

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How do you work for someone you dislike?

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” – Valerie, Administrative Assistant. Question: “Five months ago I was hired as an admin at a telecommunications company. Recently I’ve come to realize that while my boss and I do get along, he’s kind of a classic jerk—and everyone warned me about it.

2016 146

How to Respond to Workplace Conflict

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Here are 14 strategies taken from my flagship administrative training program, The Star Achievement Series®. It’s harmful to belittle others and diminishes your professional image. Use assertive communication techniques.

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Getting People to Notice You: Cultivating High Self-Esteem Webinar Replay

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Questions from your admin peers: Administrative Professional blogs, Facebook, and Linked In resources. Earn positive attention in the workplace and address the most common obstacle standing in the way for most assistants—lack of self-esteem.

Thank you for joining our Admin Blog-a-thon, what’s next?

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Did you have the most incredible Administrative Professionals’ Week this year? Peer Synergy: 5 Powerhouse Strategies for Creating Administrative Peer Power (4/24/2015). The Future of the Administrative Profession: Surviving or Thriving? Wow, what a fabulous April!

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Handling Ethical Issues in the Workplace

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She is also an Office Dynamics – Star Achievement Certified Trainer/ Conference presenter and has been a speaker at IAAP , Administrative Professionals Conference, Executive Secretary Live and many women’s business conferences. Author: Lisa Olsen.

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How Well Do You Communicate? by Judi Moreo

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<Guest Post by Judi Moreo> Administrative Professionals are the key to good communication in an organization. Judi is a speaker at the 22nd Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence. .

2015 171

The Top Skills Executives Want From Assistants Today

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I hope you are curious to learn more about the skills you need to truly be successful in the administrative profession. Office Dynamics often surveys managers and high-level executives as to the skills, attitudes, and behaviors that are most important for an assistant to possess. Here are some non-edited , direct quotes from them. See how you measure up. If you are doing these already, then ask yourself. How often do I do this? Am I doing this every single time?

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Teaching Your Assistant Yields Huge Return on Investment

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One of the most common challenges we hear from Administrative and Executive Assistants is this: “I’m underutilized.”. This post is participating in our blog-a-thon for the administrative profession. Are you teaching your assistant?

2016 156

Be Bold Enough To Be An Owner

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Do You Have An Owner’s Mentality? Hello from my office to yours. Did you know that you do not have to own your own business to have an “owner’s” mentality? Did you know there are benefits to thinking like an “owner” vs. an employee? Do you know the key characteristics of owners?

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Living Your BIG & Bold Life [Upcoming Event]

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Announcement: Our next free webinar in our celebration series is open for registration. Living Your BIG & Bold Life with Joan Burge. May 7, 2015. 10:00 – 11:00 AM Pacific Time. Register Now, It’s a free event! Working women hold a unique position in our society.

2015 168

Have You Reached A Career Plateau? How to Regain Control

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Shelagh Donnelly is the founder and publisher of Exceptional EA ( [link] ), an online resource for administrative professionals that’s read in more than 130 countries. Author: Shelagh Donnelly. Have you paused lately to assess where your career is going?

2016 139

Put A Lid On It: Venting Is Bad For You

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You vent to your friends, your family, or other administrative professional colleagues, who understand the pressure of your job. Administrative work comes with a lot of stress, and venting may have been your default way of coping, but that might actually be killing your resilience.

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