Administrative Professionals Day 2019 – A Message from Dana

Office Dynamics

I recently received an email from Joan in her trademark professional encouraging style. I realize many of you received this email and maybe additional emails celebrating Administrative Professionals Day and our profession. Reading through Joan’s encouraging words I recalled the numerous amazing women that I met during the past two Conferences for Administrative Excellence and the opportunities I have had to talk with Joan and the Office Dynamics team.

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Focusing on Providing Exceptional Service as an Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

I have shared several discussions about this topic with my peers throughout my years as an administrative professional. Stating facts about your performance is a form of professionalism and confidence. Providing quality work and taking pride in your performance encourages professional growth; whether advancing within or moving on to a better-suited career opportunity. Providing exceptional service both professionally and personally encourages confidence and growth.

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Happy Administrative Professionals Week

Office Dynamics

Dear friends and colleagues, Please allow me to be one of the first to wish you a Happy Administrative Professionals Week! I suggest taking a few moments to assess your professional goals by writing them down. Is it time to find a mentor? Join a professional association? As you know, I personally care deeply about this profession precisely because I was an administrative professional for so many years.

Dana’s Administrative Professional Advice – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

From Ernan: When we created Ask an Admin we had hopes that we’d get questions from administrative professionals having trouble finding answers to their problems. We also hoped that we’d get answers from administrative assistants and executive assistants that wanted to help. NICE JOB ALL OF YOU) That is why we decided that we are going to have one of our Guest Bloggers, Dana Buchanan , give her administrative professional advice.

Creative Thinking Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

Annual Blog-a-thon for Administrative Professionals. We are holding 4th Annual Blog-a-thon for the Administrative Profession. We hold this blog-a-thon each April and the goal is to make assistants aware of the resources available to them and build a community of administrative assistant and executive assistants who want to learn and grow and flourish in their career of choice! Welcome to the Who Took My Pen. Again? If you are just tuning in, here's the scoop!

Administrative Professionals Get Help With Your Career

Office Dynamics

You can certainly shorten your learning curve by asking questions or by establishing an ongoing mentoring relationship. Here are some guidelines to increase your chances of getting the advice you need - whether you're looking for specific answers or hoping to establish a long-term mentoring relationship: Don't come across as needy or desperate. Recognize the mentor. And the mentor will be impressed that you have taken the time and done the research to learn about him or her.

Facebook Live Interview with Mentors & Masterminds, Tara Browne

Office Dynamics

Mentors & Masterminds, a dating service for administrative professionals looking for their perfect mentor match! Special thank you to Debbi Shaffer, Audacious Admin, for taking the time to conduct this interview during our Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence. The post Facebook Live Interview with Mentors & Masterminds, Tara Browne appeared first on Office Dynamics.

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

Office Dynamics

They mentored, coached and encouraged me. I also selected mentors throughout my career and, to this day, continue to have mentors. 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! I am very excited about this week as it is the beginning of my birthday week. I love birthdays and I am especially grateful that I have lived another year.

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. She said that new assistants are mentored for the first year of their working career. They work initially as an assistant-in-training and report to a senior assistant for mentoring and help with anything that comes up on the job.

Take Your Seat … At The Executive Table

Office Dynamics

Administrative Professionals leading in the 21st-century. With new technologies (apps, devices, office environments) and globalization, restructuring, downsizing and flattening of top heavy organizations, as administrative professionals, if we are not careful, we could literally get run-over! 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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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. The global economic meltdown brought sweeping changes across many continents as companies made drastic changes to many sectors of employees, including the administrative profession. Before the crisis, the administrative profession operated differently. Cross-training, Mentoring – Open your heart and be a mentor to others.

2015 183

Strategies for Advancing Your Career in Administrative Services

Office Dynamics

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. Mentor Newbies. Mentoring shows you are team-oriented and not afraid of helping other people shine. Designed by Freepik.

2017 149

How to Master The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers

Office Dynamics

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. This technique can help you to keep a running list, prioritize tasks/projects to determine what needs to get done now or can wait, and decide what can be delegated to other administrative support staff.

2016 139

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. Julie Perrine, CAP-OM, is an administrative expert, author, and all around procedures pro. See Julie at the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence ! .

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5 Ways To Amplify Your Personal Brand

Office Dynamics

You should be able to answer these 2 questions: A company would hire you (or promote you) over another event professional because? Mentor someone in the company. Judi is an expert on personal branding who helps professionals learn how to expand their network, embrace fear and get a competitive edge. Judi will be speaking at our 24th Annual Conference For Administrative Excellence in October. “In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure.

2017 137

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. Having a mentor will help an assistant develop skills. Mentors are people who possess skills, knowledge, and attributes that you would like to also possess. They could be people who work in your organization or people you meet by attending meetings of professional organizations.

2015 149

Peer Synergy: 5 Powerhouse Strategies For Creating Administrative Peer Power

Office Dynamics

When you are trying to create change, whether in a process or for the administrative community in your organization, it is much easier to be persuasive when there is a group. Whether there are two administrative professionals in your office or 200, joining forces with your administrative peers will contribute to greater success for your organization. An Administrative Team enjoying a formal event together. What are the qualities of a great administrative team?

2015 134

5 Powerhouse Strategies for Creating Administrative Peer Power

Office Dynamics

When you are trying to create change, whether in a process or for the administrative community in your organization, it is much easier to be persuasive when there is a group. Whether there are two administrative professionals in your office or 200, joining forces with your administrative peers will contribute to greater success for your organization. You create synergy with your administrative peers when you show a sincere interest in them.

2016 124

3 Tips for Organizing Your Executive & Team Members

Office Dynamics

Julie Perrine, CAP-OM, is an administrative expert, author, speaker, and all around procedures pro. She is the founder and CEO of All Things Admin , a company dedicated to developing and providing breakthrough products, training, mentoring, and resources for administrative professionals worldwide. Julie has more than 20 years of experience in the administrative profession spanning several industries and serving in corporate and startup settings.

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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. Meanwhile, the Office Dynamics team including Joan Burge and the conference’s featured expert presenters like Julie Perrine, Chrissy Scivique and Lucy Brazier flowed through the space, helping connect people with industry peers and mentors, sharing stories and smiles.

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Have You Reached A Career Plateau? How to Regain Control

Office Dynamics

If inexperience is holding you back, approach someone whose work you admire and ask him/her to mentor you. Mentor someone else, and you’ll find it’s also good for you. 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? Are you making progress, or have you plateaued?

2016 108

6 Ways to Bring Your Lifetime Dreams to Fruition

Office Dynamics

I had a great mentor named Linda Miles who had an established speaking business. And I really wanted to do the same thing for administrative professionals. After doing our research and taking other necessary steps, we are holding the first Learning at Sea for Executive Assistants and Administrative Assistants in March 2017. Surround yourself with individuals who can act as a sounding board, mentor or advisor.

2016 104

International Women’s Day 2020 – A Message From Julie Reed

Office Dynamics

In a recent interview, I was asked, “What motivates you to be an Administrative Professional Trainer and Coach”? Create awareness about generation equality Support non-profit organizations working for women Celebrate, support, and collaborate with other women Start mentoring early.

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7 Ways Admins Can Do More Meaningful Work

Eat Your Career

As a proud former administrative professional—and a current admin trainer and coach—I believe that support professionals can play an invaluable role in the workplace. There is a wide array of roles that qualify as “administrative” in nature, and a wide variety of people who occupy them. But, if you’re an administrative professional who wants meaningful work and a meaningful career, you have more power than you might think. Mentor Other Admins.

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Celebrate Admin Professionals Month by Resolving to Write “Right”

Office Dynamics

You want to be successful in your job as an administrative professional, but you feel your writing may not be as good as it should. With renewed awareness, regular reminders, and supportive mentors, your writing can become clearer, more concise, more accurate, and more compelling. Celebrate Administrative Professionals Month with a fresh resolve to boost your writing skills in the next 52 weeks.

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Your Administrative Assistant Is Your Greatest Asset

Office Dynamics

In reality, however, these so-called independent managers have lost sight of the one asset that can truly impact the company’s bottom line: an empowered administrative assistant. Unfortunately many assistants (also known as administrative professionals) are not taken seriously. In order to make the most of your administrative professional and advance your company’s mission, you need to treat your assistant like a partner and develop their skills on a daily basis.

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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

I wish for you as an Administrative Assistant.

Office Dynamics

After more than 40 years of living in and with this profession, these are my wishes for every administrative professional, especially you. I hope you will pass this on to your peers so that we might light a fire that burns in all administrative professionals' hearts. be blessed with a great boss who is a mentor at least once during your lifetime. start an administrative team or lead a small group of admins once.

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Hired as C Suite EA and role description reads like an Office Assistant – 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. Heather Asks: Background: The majority of my career has been as an EA to a VP of Operations for a local Fortune 500 company.

2019 161

Choosing Excellence Every Day

Office Dynamics

Can you imagine how a self-perpetuating plan for professional development would affect your work over time? The impact might at first seem to be minimal as you save a few minutes here or a headache there; over time, however, the cumulative effect of all these improvements will be to transform you from an employee who does what they are told to a professional who largely dictates the course of their career. Achieving excellence as an administrative professional is no different.

2017 153

Lots of new speakers added to the Virtual Summit

Practically Perfect PA

Leni Miller is the Founder and President of EASearch, LLC, a premier search firm, headquartered in Sausalito, CA and specializing in consulting, coaching and recruiting, senior level executive support professionals. Leni’s 30+ years’ experience is inspired by a deep commitment in support of the placement and development of top professionals in their right work. Many administrators are self-taught.

2017 125

Lessons in Revolutionary Thinking

Office Dynamics

When I was awarded one of three scholarships for the 2016 Conference for Administrative Excellence, I was beyond excited. I looked forward to acquiring strategies and tools to advance my administrative career. As speaker after speaker challenged our assumptions about administrative work, and I found myself being inspired by a profession that I had so long ago wandered into with neither purpose nor ambition. Guest post by Tara Browne, DTM, 2016 Conference Scholarship Winner.

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Administrative Assistant Conference Speaker Pam Cradic

Office Dynamics

We have dedicated several blogs to informing you about our administrative assistant conference speaker line-up. With each message we'll introduce a speaker and share with you a little bit about them as well as why we chose them to be a presenter at the 19th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence. currently implementing a program to Humana associates which provides structured social learning, peer coaching and knowledge sharing through online mentoring.

2012 100

My New Year's Wish for Admins

Office Dynamics

After 39 years of living in and with this profession, these are my wishes for every administrative professional, especially you. I hope you will pass this on to your peers so that we might light a fire that burns in all administrative professionals' hearts. be blessed with a great boss who is a mentor at least once during your lifetime. start an administrative team or lead a small group of admins once.

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Administrative Assistant Conference Speaker Debbie Gross

Office Dynamics

We have dedicated several blogs to informing you about our administrative assistant conference speaker line-up. With each message we'll introduce a speaker and share with you a little bit about them as well as why we chose them to be a presenter at the 19th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence. Debbie has over 20 years of experience in the administrative field. The Next Generation Administrative Professional. Welcome to our Speaker Series!

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How to Become an Expert in Your Chosen Field

Eat Your Career

I’m going to make a bold statement here: In the field of professional development, I consider myself an expert. One of the most common things I hear from professionals when discussing reputation in the workplace is that they want to be seen as an expert. Whether you’re an administrative professional, a CEO, or a NASA engineer, expertise is something to strive for. If you want to “up” your professional game, you need to surround yourself with people who elevate you.

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Secrets Revealed

Office Dynamics

Also, organizations need the more seasoned employees to mentor newer employees. I finally decided to host a free webinar on March 30, 2017, for administrative professionals whereby I will be pulling back the curtain and sharing some of my secret strategies from when I was an employee for 20 years. Every person has secrets. They may be secrets about their families, health, money, business, fears, or successes. Some things should be kept secret or within a very small group.

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My New Year's Wish for Admins

Office Dynamics

After 39 years of living in and with this profession, these are my wishes for every administrative professional, especially you. I hope you will pass this on to your peers so that we might light a fire that burns in all administrative professionals' hearts. be blessed with a great boss who is a mentor at least once during your lifetime. start an administrative team or lead a small group of admins once.

2010 100

How to Manage Multiple Managers

Eat Your Career

I do a lot of work with Administrative Professionals. I know from experience (both as an Executive Assistant and as an admin coach, trainer, and mentor) that there are a variety of common challenges facing Administrative Professionals each and every day. Even those not in the administrative field can relate to the challenge of having multiple people “over” them.

Resources for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

The magazine doesn’t contain any advertising so it is packed full of articles focussed on training and mentoring assistants. The office Professional. The office Professional is a monthly PDF magazine featuring news, information and advise for all administrative professionals. pa-assist.com launched in 2000 and the site primarily offers help, information and resources for office professionals. Pin It. Welcome to my new blog site.

2012 156

Career Decisions

Office Dynamics

Become a mentor to a new employee. My well-researched Star-Performing Administrative Professional Competency Model. Happy Monday! Throughout your career, you will have to make decisions. Decisions about whether to take a promotion, move to a more interesting but lateral position, move to a new location, start a new career or take a position in a new geographic location within the same company. Key questions to ask yourself when making a career decision include: 1.

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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. We launched in April 2013, with presentations from Hays, the APA and Gail Thomas, a delegation expert, to around 25 Admin professionals. Do you have advisor’s / board members / mentors that have helped with the network? Peterborough has a large number of SMEs, which often means that you can be the sole administrative professional in your office.

Shake It Up!

Office Dynamics

Be a leader of the other administrative professionals in your organization. I have seen many administrative and executive assistants embrace training. And even more admins have led a team through our 26 Weeks to Administrative Excellence video series. Or another idea is to start an administrative team and host monthly meetings. Mentor a new employee or a novice administrative assistant. It’s time to shake things up.

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