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.

Office Dynamics Top 10 Blogs For Administrative Professionals

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Last week Office Dynamics sent an email to all of our subscribers saying, “Thank you,” and we also provided the Office Dynamics Top 10 Blogs For Administrative Professionals. 3 Stages To Problem Solving For Administrative And Executive Assistants.

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!

Should I get certified as an administrative professional?

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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!

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COSTS TO MANAGEMENT. 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. The post Time For Administrative Professionals To Stay Vigilant!

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.”.

Anatomy of an Executive Assistant Infographic

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This infographic is part of a series celebrating administrative excellence. Assistants go out on a limb so their bosses won’t have to lift a finger. Excellence for them is not just a goal, but a habit.

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

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

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I observed my managers and how they handled stress, managed conflict, kept all the balls in the air, and never missed a beat. I also observed the managers who weren’t so successful and avoided any of their nonproductive habits. 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. Happy Monday!

The Future of the Administrative Profession

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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. Single support executive assistants now juggled multiple managers.

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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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Avoid Burnout by Creating Your Own Utopia

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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.

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Free Webinar Replay: Don’t Let Fear Sink Your Career

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Please check out the library of free educational webinars we offer for administrative professionals. You find them all here in our post about all the free training we offer for the administrative profession. Our free webinar series includes a free webinar offered each month.

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Why The Administrative Profession Is A Career Of Choice

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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. Manager of your executive’s work life. Stress reducer.

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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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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.

3 Keys to Making This Your Best Week Ever

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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. How to manage stress. How to deal with stress at work.

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The Best Advice on Resiliency

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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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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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5 Best Practices for Boosting Your Resiliency

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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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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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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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Put A Lid On It: Venting Is Bad For You

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<Guest Post by Courtney Clark> Don’t you hate that feeling when stress starts to build up, until you reach your boiling point and you feel like you just can’t take it any more? Because they didn’t have the little release of venting, their stress built up.

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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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3 Tips for Organizing Your Executive & Team Members

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A person’s personality type and strengths have a big effect on the way he or she manages time, and the person gets and stays organized. A person’s Style Preference™ is determined by their natural behaviors related to time and space management. By Julie Perrine.

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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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Managing Your Executive’s Day [Free Webinar Replay]

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Managing Your Executive’s Day (October Free Webinar). 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. Managing Your Executive’s Day Recommended Resources.

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Recorded Webinar Replay: The Resilient Assistant

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Every administrative professional knows nothing in life or work is constant. Did you miss the webinar, The Resilient Assistant with Peggy Vasquez and Joan Burge ? Watch the replay here: The Resilient Assistant.

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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. Either party is too stressed to attempt reconciliation.

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

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Last week I certified 7 people to teach my Star Achievement Series® curriculum for administrative professionals in their organizations. Participants discuss 3 species of dragons: 1) Manager, 2) Co-workers, and 3) Themselves. Today, I will focus on the manager dragon. People in management positions usually have good reasons for taking certain actions and for making the decisions they make. There are many management styles. Image Designed by Freepik.

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Take the “Jingle” out of Holiday Stress

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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. Or are you stressed just thinking about the holidays?

How to Build Consensus in Place of Conflict

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It’s harmful to belittle others and diminishes your professional image. Either party is too stressed to attempt reconciliation. I hope from this day forward you will change your thinking from managing conflict to consensus building.

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Three Keys To Making Your Best Week Ever Webinar Replay

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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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9 Ways to Improve Your Organization Skills for Administrative Assistants

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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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4 Ways to Increase Professional Effectiveness

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I spend a lot of my time in the training room with administrative professionals all over the country, I am often taken by the words of wisdom that are shared by the savvy assistants in my classes. The typical human reaction to stress is to fixate on the current situation.

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What is a Good Work Balance? – Ask an Admin

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About Ask an Admin: Ask an Admin will be a weekly post on our blog that presents a question that you or a fellow administrative professional submitted to us. Help other administrative professionals and share this page using the buttons below!

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Have You Reached A Career Plateau? How to Regain Control

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Other times, we’re simply drained after being tapped for a major undertaking or high stress project. Approach your manager about taking on increased responsibilities. Manage interruptions and learn to say “no” where appropriate. Author: Shelagh Donnelly.

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Solutions to Travel Planning Problems

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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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