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.

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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COSTS TO MANAGEMENT. 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. Request to speak to the “Manager on Duty.”.

How to Master The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers

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The article, Juggling: The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers by Stacy Leitner was originally posted at AGreatDaysWork.com. If you are an assistant who works with multiple managers or executives, you know the work can be overwhelming at times.

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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?

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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Take Your Seat … At The Executive Table

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Administrative Professionals leading in the 21st-century. I feel strongly that the administrative profession must evolve to continue to be seen as relevant to our organizations in this changing business environment.

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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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Today’s Administrative Assistant Has Power

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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. Powerful assistants self-manage.

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How to Help Your Manager Get Things Done – Ask an Admin

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If you are an Administrative Professional looking for your questions to be answered by your peers, then this is the place for you! This is the best blog for advice for administrative assistants and executive assistants provided by Office Dynamics International.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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How To Be Effective In The Office

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When you’re a pro at what you do, you understand the importance of managing expectations among the people you support and work within the office. Successful professionals focus on what I call the “language of the positive.” How to be effective in the office.

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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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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.

Communicating With Your Manager

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This is the best advice you will ever receive on how to build a strategic partnership with your executive, manage their day, and stay on top of the volumes of tasks and projects you have to handle. Plus it is embarrassing to the executive or the administrative person who set the schedule.

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

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To Do Lists – Task Management. There are 5 core systems I encourage assistants to look at first: Time and Task Management. Project Management. Her system for email management is outstanding.

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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. Take the Lead & Self-Manage. Prove that you can manage many moving parts with high-pressure stakes and deadlines and without a lot of supervision. Designed by Freepik.

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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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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. Excellent time management skills. Professional presence.

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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

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? Business Management Daily had a daily free download or gift. Here’s a recap of the great content that was discussed this month: 10 Steps to Supporting Multiple Managers (4/1/2015).

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How do you work for someone you dislike?

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” – Valerie, Administrative Assistant. This question originally appeared at Admin Pro Forum and has been shared with the permission of Business Management Daily. . Question: “Five months ago I was hired as an admin at a telecommunications company.

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Tactfully Voicing Your Opinion In The Workplace

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Throughout my career as an employee—a few decades ago—I had the need to voice my opinion to my manager, colleague, vendors, peers, and others. 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.

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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.

The Top Skills Executives Want From Assistants Today

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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. A must-have skill when managing your executive’s calendar is to understand your executive must have down time.”. I hope you are curious to learn more about the skills you need to truly be successful in the administrative profession.

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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.

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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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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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Be Bold Enough To Be An Owner

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When you embrace this mentality, you act differently and management notices. 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?

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How to Build Consensus in Place of Conflict

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It’s harmful to belittle others and diminishes your professional image. Use assertive communication techniques. I hope from this day forward you will change your thinking from managing conflict to consensus building.

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Have You Reached A Career Plateau? How to Regain Control

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Approach your manager about taking on increased responsibilities. If your workload is unreasonable, accept that there’s no shame in making the business case to your manager for assistance or some reallocation of workload. Manage interruptions and learn to say “no” where appropriate.

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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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Secretary vs Assistant – do they think differently?

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Do secretaries actually think differently than business professionals? Are people with the title “secretary” viewed differently than people with the titles “administrative assistant” or “executive assistant”? it can be a big thing in how non-administrative professionals view the role.

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How do I Write Admin Goals? – Ask an Admin

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This week we are going to post two questions from different administrative professionals so we can get those helpful answers to them more quickly! Let’s get this administrative assistant help and give some great answers!

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7 Must-Do Actions to be Successful in Your Career as an Administrative Assistant

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More assertive? Better managing conflict? Administrative Professionals Week and April is the perfect time to think about your career as an administrative assistant, executive assistant, and secretary. The post 7 Must-Do Actions to be Successful in Your Career as an Administrative Assistant appeared first on Office Dynamics. Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Week Career Management Interpersonal Skills Self Development

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Free Webinar Teaches You How to Develop Your Persuasion Skills

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As we celebrate 25 years in business we’re offering a free webinar each month for administrative professionals to continue their skill development and learn more about who we are and what we offer the administrative profession. How administrative assistants can be heard. •

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