Happy Administrative Professionals Week! An Admirable Profession

Office Dynamics

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

Office Dynamics

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!

Should I get certified as an administrative professional?

Office Dynamics

Although demand is high for qualified, knowledgeable administrative professionals, it’s easy to get lost in the crowd. Identifying the best administrators can also be a tough task for talent managers. You’ll carry yourself well, have professional poise and presence.

Time For Administrative Professionals To Stay Vigilant!

Office Dynamics

Unchecked, the effects are: increased stress, lower self-esteem and poor productivity among the abused, which in turn damage any organization’s effectiveness, stability and profitability. 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. If you’d like to learn more about our Blog-A-Thon you can do so here.

Travel Tips for Your Administrative Professionals Conference or Training Event

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.

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.

Monday Motivators: School Is Never Out for the Career-Minded Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

One thing I have embraced since I was a child is learning. I observed my managers and how they handled stress, managed conflict, kept all the balls in the air, and never missed a beat. I learned a great deal from those executives. Every day I find something to learn. And while I am the “teacher” in the classroom training administrative assistants and executive assistants, I learn as much from them as they do from me. Learn from co-workers.

Joan and Jasmine Headed To Ohio To Teach The Mastering Exceptional Self-Leadership 2 Day Mega Training Event For Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

Jasmine and I are on our way to Columbus Ohio to teach the Mastering Exceptional Self-Leadership 2 day mega-training event for administrative professionals. We had 41 executive and administrative assistants attend from some top companies in Silicon Valley.

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Why Being An Executive Assistant Is A Rewarding Career

Office Dynamics

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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3 Keys to Making This Your Best Week Ever

Office Dynamics

Most administrative professionals are intimately familiar with “emergency” business situations and sky-high stress—their own, as well as the stress that practically radiates off of others. Learning Highlights. As an attendee, you’ll learn: .

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The Future of the Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

The Future of the Administrative Profession – Surviving or Thriving? Changing the Lives of Administrative Professionals Since 1990. Before the crisis, the administrative profession operated differently. Create a modern view of the administrative assistant.

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5 Reasons Why Office Admins are the New Power Job

Office Dynamics

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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Avoid Burnout by Creating Your Own Utopia

Office Dynamics

Unfortunately, burnout is real, it’s draining, emotional, stressful and typically affects both professional and personal lives. Supporting a positive team-focused environment helps reduce stress that can cause burnout. Actively learn personally and professionally.

2018 168

Why The Administrative Profession Is A Career Of Choice

Office Dynamics

In honor of Administrative Professionals Day, I want to share my thoughts on being an executive or administrative assistant. Being in the administrative profession is a career of choice. Stress reducer. In fact, you need to continually learn and grow.

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

Office Dynamics

Key Tip for Everyone to Remember: Learn your unique organizing style and work WITH your time and space style instead of fighting it. 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.

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Recorded Webinar Replay: The Resilient Assistant

Office Dynamics

Every administrative professional knows nothing in life or work is constant. As an attendee, you will learn: How to proactively plan for what’s next and build a reputation for quick-thinking and swift action, even in times of chaos.

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5 Best Practices for Boosting Your Resiliency

Office Dynamics

Build your personal and professional networks. Your board should include trusted confidants who have an interest in your professional and personal success. Having faith can get you through the peaks and valley of your personal and professional journey – often with incredible results.

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The Best Advice on Resiliency

Office Dynamics

Well, I have finally recuperated from our big annual conference for administrative excellence. We hosted 250 energetic administrative professionals from around the world for 4 days. Avoid letting stress bleed from work to home and vice versa. Manage stressful situations.

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

Office Dynamics

Did you have the most incredible Administrative Professionals’ Week this year? Make Learning Fun For Your Admin Team (4/8/2015). Peer Synergy: 5 Powerhouse Strategies for Creating Administrative Peer Power (4/24/2015). Wow, what a fabulous April!

2015 151

How to Get the Most Out of Your Upcoming Administrative Conference

Office Dynamics

This is the first time I am attending this particular training industry event which is mostly focused on learning technologies. And to top it off, to figure out which sessions I want to attend, I have to click on each session title to learn about the session. This experience got me thinking about our own administrative conference we hold each fall and the attendee experience. Are there specific learning objectives you wish to accomplish?

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3 Tips for Organizing Your Executive & Team Members

Office Dynamics

But if you’re willing to learn a person’s preferences, and not foist your own on him or her, you can help this person develop systems to stay organized by following these tips. Learn their Style Preference. By Julie Perrine. You can’t make others work the way you work.

2016 163

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

Office Dynamics

As an attendee, you will learn…. 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

Office Dynamics

The most important ability an assistant has to learn to do is to figure out what NOT to do. 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.

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How to Respond to Workplace Conflict

Office Dynamics

As more companies embrace collaboration, you must learn to work with other people and truly become a team player to get the work done and help your organization be more competitive. Here are 14 strategies taken from my flagship administrative training program, The Star Achievement Series®.

2016 172

Living Your BIG & Bold Life [Upcoming Event]

Office Dynamics

Learning Highlights. As an attendee, you’ll learn: Why “Superwoman Syndrome” is so prevalent for today’s working women and why it’s time to let it go. Announcement: Our next free webinar in our celebration series is open for registration. Living Your BIG & Bold Life with Joan Burge.

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Concurrent Learning Sessions

Office Dynamics

• Mind Over Job: Reignite Your Professional Passion by Harnessing Your Most Powerful Asset (Your Mind!) What I really liked about ODI’s concurrent sessions is that they all relate directly to the executive assistant and administrative professional of today. Knowing how to plan better and eliminate debt could be beneficial for problem solving and personal stress reduction, too. I learned so much!

How to Build Consensus in Place of Conflict

Office Dynamics

As more companies embrace the spirit of teamwork, you must learn to work with other people and truly become a team player to get the work done and help your organization be more competitive. It’s harmful to belittle others and diminishes your professional image.

2016 132

Three Keys To Making Your Best Week Ever Webinar Replay

Office Dynamics

Most administrative professionals are intimately familiar with “emergency” business situations and sky-high stress—their own, as well as the stress that practically radiates off of others. It’s been a great week. Like, one of the best weeks – ever.

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Solutions to Travel Planning Problems

Office Dynamics

It’s almost enough to break the spirit of the most dedicated administrative professional! In this month’s webinar, administrative training expert Joan Burge is revealing the solution—a brand new way to ease the burden on you and ensure your executive is happy.

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Have You Reached A Career Plateau? How to Regain Control

Office Dynamics

Other times, we’re simply drained after being tapped for a major undertaking or high stress project. Offer to help coordinate a “lunch and learn” session, or an after-hours network of your peers. Manage interruptions and learn to say “no” where appropriate.

2016 138

9 Ways to Improve Your Organization Skills for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Organization skills for administrative assistants are one of the most valuable skills to have as an administrative assistant. Fortunately, there are at least 9 ways to improve your organization skills as an administrative assistant without too much effort on your part.

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Office Dynamics

Next, Joan Burge took the stage with a strong message reminding us all why we’re really here, and how every professional can truly “Expand Your Influence.” OFFICE DYNAMICS CONFERENCE RECAP PART III: The Final Day. This article is part 3 of our conference recap.

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What should you expect when you start a new job?

Laughing all the Way to Work

Read and learn as much as possible. Probation The probation period is a good time for both parties to get to know each other, to learn about the job responsibilities and to determine if they are a good fit for the organization. Sometimes this is a stressful period for a new employee as they want to do well, but keep in mind the employer is expecting a time of learning so use this time to learn as much as you can about the job.

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Is it time to bust your comfort zone?

Office Dynamics

The comfort zone can be a dangerous place, especially as an Administrative Professional in the modern working world. By attending this session, you’ll learn a wide variety of everyday strategies for stretching your own comfort zone at work (without snapping!).

2015 185

Setting Healthy Boundaries Today

Office Dynamics

Under that umbrella, we addressed topics such as self-management vs. stress management, learning specific difficult people types and how to handle each of them, the benefits of conflict and much more. Third, professionally communicate when setting boundaries yet be firm.

2018 166

Executive Assistants –Developing Your “Wow” Factor

Office Dynamics

It has nothing to do with your title or pay grade; it’s about who you are as a professional. Refine Your Professional Style Your physical presence is a big part of the wow factor. Learn to observe the successful people around you and mirror their example.

2019 218

My Boss is Leaving: How Can I best Help her Transition Out? – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Ask an Admin was created by Office Dynamics to help administrative professionals with their problems through the help of their peers. I’m anticipating a lot of stress around this for our company once they find out next week, and want to help her prepare for it.

2019 155

The Power of a Winning Attitude

Office Dynamics

We specialize in professional training, development and information for administrative professionals and their executives. I have learned over 42 years in the workplace, that most difficult people, have a soft spot inside. Are you learning a new software program?

2014 152

Fighting Office Dragons – Managers (1 of 3 part series)

Office Dynamics

Last week I certified 7 people to teach my Star Achievement Series® curriculum for administrative professionals in their organizations. You will learn about four communication styles in Star Achieving Techniques™ (Level I, Module 2). Admin Assistant Training Difficult People Executive And Assistant Partnership Mgr/Asst Team Motivators Multiple Managers Problem Solving Stress ManagementImage Designed by Freepik. Did my title get your attention?

2017 145

Looking Forward With Intention [Free Webinar for Assistants]

Office Dynamics

In the past year, we’ve expanded our global community of administrative professionals exponentially and offered more free content than ever before. Learning Highlights. As an attendee, you’ll learn…. It’s hard to believe another year is nearly over.

2015 132

Managing Your Executive’s Day [Free Webinar Replay]

Office Dynamics

As an administrative professional, you probably already know that a big part of your job involves “managing” other people—namely, the Executive(s) you support. Learning Highlights. As an attendee, you will learn…. Managing Your Executive’s Day (October Free Webinar).

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18 Books Every Administrative Assistant and Executive Assistant Should Read

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics has put together a list of books for administrative assistants and executive assistants that will help you with your professional development and personal life. Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed by Joan Burge.

2019 251

10 Ways to Enhance Your Worklife

The Office Professionals Place

The Office Professionals Place by Elite Office Concepts The purpose of this blog is to educate, enlighten, motivate, inspire, and strengthen office professionals to grow in their professional development. Learn something new. Resolve stress related issues.

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