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! Administrative professionals don’t typically think of themselves as leaders; even the most successful struggle with the idea! Peer Synergy: Working in Unity with Your Administrative Peers.

How Administrative Professionals Can Prepare for the Office of the Future

Office Dynamics

This article was originally published in Executive Secretary Magazine and shared with permission by OfficeTeam and it’s author. Today’s administrative professionals have anything but an easy and boring job. In recent Office of the Future research from OfficeTeam and the International Association of Administrative Professionals, 50 percent of survey respondents feel they have skills that are not being tapped at work.

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The Future of Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

Do you read Executive Secretary Magazine ? They are looking to amplify the success of the administrative profession, as are we. We hope you enjoy this article, The Future of the Administrative Profession - Surviving or Thriving? We do and we love it! Lucy Brazier and her team do a fantastic job and that is why Joan is honored to be on their advisory board and to contribute occasional articles to this fantastic publication. They care about this profession, as we do.

Magazines for the Administrative Assistant

Laughing all the Way to Work

I just got my new issue of OfficePro (the IAAP magazine for office professionals) and it was a great read on the bus the last few mornings. If you are already a member of IAAP the magazine comes as part of your membership. Another magazine that I would recommend for the Administrative Assistant is AdminAdvantage. This magazine is in electronic form and will be delivered to your email address.

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7 Ways to Position Yourself as an Admin Leader

Eat Your Career

As a proud former administrative professional , I’ve always enjoyed being a part of the admin community. Unfortunately, that company is no longer in business, but I spent a few years as their community spokesperson, writing professional development articles for admins and traveling the country to meet our admin community on a regular basis. Today, I am still a true supporter of administrative professionals. You can also leverage social media professionally.

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Today’s Admin Needs to Become a Mobile Office Pro

Office Dynamics

Mobility is changing how we work and live; blending personal and professional lives, apps and tools needed to work well across different devices, and employees expect—and are expected—to work from anywhere. Note: Subscribe to Executive Secretary Magazine , and read my detailed article on Clearing Up The Fog Around Cloud Storage , in the January, 2016 issue. Flipboard, a customizable app that displays the news in a magazine style layout.

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7 Strategies to Speak Up to Get Results

Office Dynamics

She’s not alone – I hear this theme often whether delivering programs to attorneys or administrators. Clients include Microsoft, Boeing, P&G and her work has been featured in Success and Working Mother Magazines. The following post was originally published at ColetteCarlson.com and is shared with permission from the author. “I’ve I’ve lost my mojo and fear speaking up when I should,” confessed Janet who recently stepped into a new position.

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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? Here’s a recap of just some of the amazing things that went on this year in celebration of you, Administrative Professionals: Executive Secretary Magazine sent out daily gifts from a variety of organizations specifically for administrative professionals learning benefit. Peer Synergy: 5 Powerhouse Strategies for Creating Administrative Peer Power (4/24/2015).

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Personal Growth Is Your Responsibility

Office Dynamics

<Guest Blog Post by Judi Moreo> One of the biggest assets any Administrative Assistant can have is the understanding that her personal growth is her responsibility. Yet, personal development can also mean that you increase your knowledge and skills by taking the initiative to read books, listen to audio tapes, read trade magazines, and be constantly observant of your surroundings. See Judi at the 22nd Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence [The Resilient Assistant].

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OFFICE DYNAMICS CONFERENCE RECAP PART I: AN EVENT OF DISTINCTION BEGINS

Office Dynamics

After so much anticipation, the Office Dynamics Conference, titled the 21st Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence , opened on Tuesday evening September 30th with the Social Fusion Mixer. Professionals hailed from a diversity of industries including pharmaceutical, energy, environmental services, education, and government integrators, with name badges showing companies like Boeing, Cisco, Duke University and Amgen.

2014 151

Executives and Assistants are Struggling Today

Office Dynamics

[This article was originally posted at Executive Secretary Magazine.]. I can honestly say that because of my experience in the administrative profession for 20 years in a variety of organizations. During my administrative career, I was fortunate to work with three outstanding executives who truly saw me as their strategic partner. Management and administrative support professionals, as all employees, feel like they don’t have enough hours in the day to complete their work.

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Do you have a job or a career?

Laughing all the Way to Work

Do you consider yourself a professional? Most, if not all, of the people I have worked for have been a professional in their field. One of the givens is they join their professional association for their particular area. Are you a member of your professional organization? Administrative Assistants have professional associations they can join.

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6 Free Training Sources for Administrative and Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics has a library of over 60 educational videos for administrative professionals. You’ll gain access to past webinar recordings as well as the 26 Weeks to Administrative Excellence, Now is the Time, Adminology, and Reality Check courses. This gold mine of knowledge is constantly updated with new blogs that cover topics related directly to Administrative and Executive Assistants. Articles Related to the Administrative Profession .

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10 Must Follow Admin Resources On Twitter

Office Dynamics

We’ve noticed that the number of administrative professionals have been surfacing on Twitter has been increasing. With more assistants and professionals advocating for and teaching others how to use this valuable communication tool, assistants are seeing the value and deciding to jump on board. officerenegade Champions the importance of competent, dedicated administrative professionals in the workforce. Get More: More Resources for Administrative Professionals

The Good, Better, Best of Professional Development for Admins

Jen Lawrence

“How do you invest in your administrative staff?” Yes, administrative candidates and employees should be advocating for themselves. However, overwhelmingly, companies still under support their administrative teams with professional development opportunities. to a few thousand dollars (still far less than most development and training for other professionals). Take a look and start putting together a package for your admin professional.

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Resources for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

There are loads of websites, training providers and magazines out there for assistants and some are definitely better than others! Magazines. The magazine is published bi-monthly and is full of interesting articles and statistics for assistants. The magazine also contains practical advice and reviews. The magazine also runs the Executive PA Magazine Awards with prizes going to PA of the Year, Boss of the Year and Employer of the Year. Pin It.

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Consider Yourself A Leader

Office Dynamics

This question is for you if you’re in an administrative role. Administrative professionals and executiveassistants often see themselves in their supportroles as being non-leaders. Joan Burge, Founder and CEO, Office Dynamics International recently shared her take on the administrative professionals role as leaders in Executive Secretary Magazine. A professional is someone who caresabout the results, not just the activity.

2014 111

Administrative/Clerical: Recording Better Messages and Voicemails

Office Dynamics

For administrative professionals, recording voicemail greetings and leaving voicemail messages is an inevitable part of the job. When you learn how to leave clear, concise voicemails, you can better accomplish daily tasks and maintain your professional reputation. Most administrative professionals spend a considerable amount of time on the phone. Many professionals find this process stressful.

2013 117

What is business acumen and how do you get it?

Practically Perfect PA

Does your manager subscribe to business magazines? If they do, this is great because you open their post and can read the magazines before giving it to them! Don’t worry I don’t think they will be offended that you are reading their magazine they will probably be in total shock that you are taking an interest! Career Skills admin administrators assistants Business EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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How to Be Proactive at Work: My Updated Strategies

Eat Your Career

The 6 components of the Proactive Skillset from “The Proactive Professional” by Chrissy Scivicque. Here’s a very high-level overview of what each skill means: Big Picture Understanding: The ability to use broad business acumen to synthesize information and create a holistic view of the professional environment. The Proactive Administrative Professional (Webinar Recording).

2017 113

IAAP, Yahoo and Air Travel

Laughing all the Way to Work

I am a member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). As part of my membership I get a subscription to IAAP's magazine OfficePro and also to their e-newsletter OfficePro Express. Both of these are excellent sources of information for the administrative assistant. Tags: travel arrangements professional assistant air travel Administrative Assistant

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Inside the Peterborough PA Network

Practically Perfect PA

I left primary teaching in June 2011 and started at Data Interchange as an Office Administrator shortly afterwards. Coming runner up for the Hays/Executive PA Magazine awards for Newcomer of the Year 2012 started my journey into becoming a career PA. We launched in April 2013, with presentations from Hays, the APA and Gail Thomas, a delegation expert, to around 25 Admin professionals.

Reading your way into a great career

Laughing all the Way to Work

I read professional magazines, books about topics that I want to be educated on, website articles related to my career and the list can go on. That's the beauty of a book or magazine, you can take it with you. Here is a list of magazines, books and websites that have caught my eye lately: Professional Magazines: OfficePro This is a well-written professional magazine put out by the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP).

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Challenge Yourself with Self-Improvement: Improve Your Mind

Office Dynamics

One of my favorite magazines is SUCCESS. Anyone can benefit from the solid, great information in this magazine. I want to challenge you to stretch your thinking and broaden your view by reading, listening to, viewing a variety of books, magazines, articles, periodicals, videos and mp3s. As executive assistants and administrative professionals, you work with and meet a magnitude of people. Self-Improvement. Wake Up Your Mind! September 9, 2013.

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Love Your Career

Office Dynamics

When I was about 10 or 11, I went from house to house in our neighborhood selling my Mom’s used magazines. I started out as a Receptionist and worked my way up the administrative ranks for 20 years following. It was my dream to quickly move up in the administrative arena and work for top executives as soon as possible. Since 1990, I have had a wonderful career in training, writing, coaching and professional speaking.

2017 168

Job descriptions for Personal Assistants – Merited or inherited?

Practically Perfect PA

The global tribe of administrative professionals is largely female at 98%. Interpret administrative and operating policies and procedures. Clear objectives should be listed for e.g. strategic administrative partner in daily business operations. Lucy Brazier – Executive Secretary Magazine April 23, 2105. Once upon a time you spotted or were presented with a Job Spec which caught your attention.

2015 147

Hearing the Message

Office Dynamics

Kemetia has more than twenty-five years of administrative experience, including her current position as finance and customer service coordinator for the American Staffing Association, and currently serves as an instructor for Northern Virginia Community College- Workforce Development Division. She was profiled in the March 2012 issue of Executive Secretary magazine, and has guest-blogged for All Things Admin®, Office Dynamics®, and the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).

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Assistant Certifications: free webinar replay & handout

Office Dynamics

We had an incredible webinar event with over 1,300 assistants registered to learn more about why, as an administrative professional, they should consider a career certification. We also featured a special guest, Brenda Mason, who is a lifelong learner who holds a variety of professional designations. Check out Lucy Brazier and her publication, Executive Secretary Magazine. Is the CWCA a professional designation?

2015 188

At Your Side: Mentoring in the Workplace

Laughing all the Way to Work

I once worked for a company where anyone who needed help in a certain area could call on one of their senior administrative assistants, trainers or IT specialists who would come to your desk and walk you through a problem. I shared at a recent IAAP dinner meeting my reasons for joining this professional association and one of the reasons I gave were the mentoring opportunities. Tags: protege mentor helping hand professional assistant Administrative Assistant

Joining a Professional Association: Is it Beneficial?

Laughing all the Way to Work

As I was doing research for other articles on this blog I came across the International Association of Administrative Professionals' website ("IAAP") and was reminded of the advantages of being part of a professional organization. The advantages I found in being part of a professional organization are: It is a great place for networking with other admin assistants. I think it would show any employer that you take your career seriously and that you are a professional.

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Career Blogging: A new way of marketing yourself

Laughing all the Way to Work

Make sure if you are using your blog as part of your "career package" that you keep your blog professional and on target. Keep it professional and you won't go wrong. I have sometimes had to go back in my memory to things I learned in school, researched some subjects to bring myself up to speed, written about good advice I was given along the way, or things I learned from my mistakes and it has helped me to grow as a professional.

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We are what we think.let’s start thinking “Important!”

Laughing all the Way to Work

Today’s administrative assistant is much more than a secretary, but we seem to have the same idea as in the past. I read our professional magazines and notice that the majority of the articles are written by office consultants or HR professionals. Yes, we can learn from these professionals and they can motivate us and give us insight and tips, but they can’t tell us how to do our job. Admins are as business professional as anyone else and our opinion counts too.

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The importance of having someone to talk to

Laughing all the Way to Work

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! Below are some things that I have found helpful to build my network: Join a professional association such as the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). Read professional magazines when you get the opportunity. Another one I like is Administrative Assistants Update , but there are others.

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