Administrative Professionals’ Week

Office Dynamics

million administrative professionals in the USA. I’d like to acknowledge all the great administrative assistants, executive assistants, and the more than 40+ titles that represent the group that holds organizations together. By doing so, we will become dynamic teams and business partners transforming the workplace. If you are an administrative professional reading this, I hope you have a wonderful week.

Celebrating Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

Administrative Assistants Rock! April is just around the corner and we love celebrating administrative professionals! In honor of Administrative Professionals Week (4/20 – 4/24) and Office Dynamics 25th Year in business educating administrative professionals and their executives, we are bringing back our Blog-a-Thon. Proven tips on maintaining your competitive edge as an administrative or executive assistant. Join our April Blog-A-Thon.

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Happy Administrative Professionals Day

Office Dynamics

Happy Administrative Professionals Day to all the wonderful executive assistants, administrative assistants, secretaries, administrators and all support staff who support the management team! I personally know the wonderful contributions you make every day to the workplace. The bar has been raised over and over the past two decades and today’s administrative professional is valued as a vital contributor.

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. Happy Administrative Professionals Week! One thing I wanted to talk about today is the many skills you develop when you work in the administrative profession. It’s Administrative Professionals Week.

Administrative Professionals Week Instagram Challenge #AdminProud

Office Dynamics

We appreciate you and we are really excited to kick off Administrative Professionals Week on Monday. We’re excited to also be hosting an additional challenge this month on our Instagram feed during Administrative Professionals Week (April 25 – 29). Instagram #adminproud Challenge Instructions: Follow our feed @OfficeDynamics during Administrative Professionals Week (April 25 – 29). Annual Blog-a-Thon for the Administrative Professional.

Administrative Professionals Day 2017 Blog-A-Thon Celebration

Office Dynamics

In honor of Administrative Professionals Day, Office Dynamics loves to hold our annual Blog-A-Thon for the entire month of April. April is a month that can change your career if you’re an administrative professional. We love this time of year and it’s time to shine the spotlight on our favorite office professional, you, the administrative professional.

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A Story of Inspiration for all Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

I was impressed with Gillie the minute she walked in the meeting room as she was polished, professional, and friendly. I also need to say that Gillie is an outstanding executive assistant and has always maintained a professional, polished image. There is something to be said for years of experience in the administrative field. 4. The fact that Gillie had a professional designation did matter. The Gillie Watson Story. May 21, 2018.

Administrative Professionals Day Gifts – What They Really Want

Office Dynamics

Long gone are the days when assistants were thrilled to be taken to lunch or be given flowers in honor of Administrative Professionals Day. Today’s sophisticated, savvy executive or administrative assistant wants recognition that feeds their desire to learn and grow in their Career of Choice. They want to be acknowledged for their tremendous daily contributions by being able to attend a training program or administrative conference.

Administrative Professional’s Day Gifts

Office Dynamics

Are you perplexed as to the ideal gift to give your administrative assistant in honor of Administrative Professionals Day? What are the ideal Administrative Professional’s Day Gifts? Unlike executives and managers, assistants are not presented with opportunities to extend their learning and grow professionally. You might want to get your assistant a special book written just for the administrative 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! 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.

It’s COOL to be an Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

It’s COOL to be an Administrative Professional because you have a pulse on how people feel. It seems that most people in a workplace confide in administrative professionals. The post It’s COOL to be an Administrative Professional appeared first on Office Dynamics. Attitude Interpersonal Skills Motivators Professional Image Self DevelopmentHow many times have your executive’s direct reports talked to you in confidence?

The Administrative Professional: A Vital, Yet Overlooked Contributor

Office Dynamics

The administrative role is a noble calling. Administrative professionals are strategic partners in business success. Administrative” cannot be separated from “professional.”. We work each day toward a world where the administrative is highly-valued. A world where assistants are offered training and professional development opportunities without question. At Office Dynamics we believe the administrative profession is NOT a dying breed.

Welcome to Office Life (for administrative professionals)

Office Dynamics

Spearhead a cost-saving project, provide a new service, start an administrative team. I hope you closely follow Office Dynamics the entire month of June as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary and administrative professionals and executives around the world. The post Welcome to Office Life (for administrative professionals) appeared first on Office Dynamics. Have you ever taken the time to go back through old pictures?

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. Did you know that in the United States alone, there are over 4 million jobs in the administrative field, including those for executive assistants and administrative assistants like yourself? Identifying the best administrators can also be a tough task for talent managers. You’ll carry yourself well, have professional poise and presence.

The Evolving Admin: What’s Next for Administrative Professionals?

Eat Your Career

Back then, Administrative Professionals Day was not on my radar at all. Over the past decade, I’ve watched as this once obscure holiday has morphed into an entire month devoted to acknowledging and appreciating the unsung heroes of the workplace. More than ever before, I believe that Administrative Professionals are being recognized for the tremendous contributions they make in the business world. The last time I worked as an Executive Assistant, it was 2007.

How Administrative Professionals Can Prepare for the Office of the Future

Office Dynamics

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. You’ll see how you can get involved and grow your administrative skills. Chances are your boss will be pleased to get the additional administrative support.

What day is it again? Oh yea, Administrative Professionals Day

The Office Professionals Place

And that is correct, but many may have forgotten that today is also Administrative Professionals’ Day. All those except administrative professionals, of course. Time for a reward… Today, may have been a day specifically designated for celebrating the efforts of those who lighten the burdens of others, but why not continue the celebration tomorrow and the next day, and the next day… Have a happy administrative professionals day – everyday!

An Invaluable Trait (Administrative Professionalism)

Office Dynamics

Whenever I bring up the topic of professionalism in conferences and workshops, assistants – even at the highest levels – will tell me, “Oh, I know what you mean. I’m professional.” The problem is, many of us get so caught up in the “busyness of business,” as I like to call it, that we may let our high professional standards slide occasionally without even noticing it. There are certain traits and skills that exude professionalism and can help vault your administrative career.

Administrative Professionals' Organization

Laughing all the Way to Work

I went through most of my career unaware that we as admin assistants had a professional association. Judy McCoy, Board President, of IAAP gave a good summary of what joining a professional association can do for you and your career in a recent article in The Bellingham Herald: "I meet people who are stagnant in their job and who (upon joining the IAAP) discover there are many opportunities out there. You see people grow and become leaders, and then they do better at the workplace.

Why Good Writing Skills Are Important In The Workplace

Office Dynamics

Do you ever find yourself asking “Why Good Writing Skills Are Important In The Workplace? As you strive for your best during this Administrative Professionals Month, take to heart the importance of a high level of competence in your written communications. Barbara McNichol is passionate about helping administrative professionals add power to their pen. The post Why Good Writing Skills Are Important In The Workplace appeared first on Office Dynamics.

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An Invaluable Trait (Administrative Professionalism)

Office Dynamics

Whenever I bring up the topic of professionalism in conferences and workshops, assistants – even at the highest levels – will tell me, “Oh, I know what you mean. I’m professional.” The problem is, many of us get so caught up in the “busyness of business,” as I like to call it, that we may let our high professional standards slide occasionally without even noticing it. There are certain traits and skills that exude professionalism and can help vault your administrative career.

Happy Administrative Professionals' Day!

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! © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 22 April, 2009 Happy Administrative Professionals Day! I am speaking this morning at an administrative event so looking forward to meeting some new assistants. ► June (3) ► May (7) ▼ April (4) New Hire Overload Happy Administrative Professionals' Day!

April 22nd - Administrative Professionals' Day

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! © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 8 April, 2009 April 22nd - Administrative Professionals Day It often amazes me that a day is set aside for our profession. Administrative professionals usually go about doing their work with little or no recognition. Is your office doing anything for Administrative Professionals Day?

Tactfully Voicing Your Opinion In The Workplace

Office Dynamics

We all experience this in the workplace. 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! The post Tactfully Voicing Your Opinion In The Workplace appeared first on Office Dynamics. 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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Bonnie’s Workplace 2021 Wish List

Bonnie Low-Krayman

In prepping my new book, I have also been talking with leaders, recruiters, and HR professionals. Silence is the enemy of fixing what is broken in our workplace. This includes workplace bullying and discrimination and career progression, to name just three. By Bonnie Low-Kramen.

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Administrative Professionals Day is coming … are you ready?

Office Dynamics

There is one “To Do” your administrative assistant can’t help you with … remembering Administrative Professionals Day, Wednesday, April 25! At Office Dynamics International, we know administrative professionals because that is our singular focus: providing superior, proven, trusted training and resources to build synergy and success!

For Administrative Professionals, Efficiency Is the Name of the Game: Utilizing Automated Services

Office Dynamics

For Administrative Professionals, Efficiency Is the Name of the Game: Utilizing Automated Services. A corporate catering expert with a passion for efficient workplace operations, Annabella is responsible for Seamless clients’ food happiness. After more than a decade of work with administrative professionals, it’s clear that their role has evolved and expanded significantly in recent years.

How to Respond to Workplace Conflict

Office Dynamics

However, Monday is the perfect time to talk about workplace conflict because we all have to deal with it. 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. Share you questions or comments regarding workplace conflict for Joan below. The post How to Respond to Workplace Conflict appeared first on Office Dynamics.

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Handling Ethical Issues in the Workplace

Office Dynamics

Have you ever thought about your responsibility and power to improve ethical standards in the workplace? Ethics in the workplace is a unique topic. Studies have shown that are generally four ethical types that we find in the workplace: The conformist follows the rules rather than questions authority figures. We can help raise the standard in the workplace by always demonstrating ethical behavior that matches the high standard of the profession we represent. .

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April 21st is Administrative Professionals Day

Stellar Assistants

On Administrative Professionals Day, we honor admins. During the economic recession administrative professionals are picking up the slack, taking on extra work. They are often the unsung heroes of the workplace. What's your company doing to honor your administrative professionals They make your office run smoothly every day.

Lioness Interview with Bonnie Low-Kramen

Bonnie Low-Krayman

aims to help cultivate inclusive, respectful workplaces. Administrative Professional Blog Media Press & Media Video assistants Inclusion Innovators Workplace CultureRecorded March, 2021. Article by Nicole DeSimone. Bobbie Carlton interviews Bonnie Low-Kramen.

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Time and The Mind: Shifting Your Time Management Mindset (Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Time management is one of the most popular topics for professional development, and it’s easy to see why: Almost everyone in the working world feels overwhelmed by their workload. productivity administrative assistant administrative professional time management

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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

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. We even had two assistants who flew all the way from Seattle to see us and attend this administrative training.

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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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12 Days of Christmas Webinar: Goal Setting & Branding for 2017

Office Dynamics

HANDOUT DOWNLOAD: day-2-goal-setting-and-professional-image-handout. CERTIFICATE DOWNLOAD: certificate-of-attendance-goal-setting-and-professional-image. In this brief webinar with Office Dynamics, we cover quick and impactful tips on goal setting and branding. This video will help prepare you for 2017 and it can’t help but put you in the holiday spirit, too. Watch the webinar replay, Goal Setting and Branding for 2017. Resources From the Goal Setting Webinar.

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Time For Administrative Professionals To Stay Vigilant!

Office Dynamics

This may lead one to ask: Is this the new paradigm of acceptable behavior in the workplace today? Corporate America has embraced the harassment-free workplace and is not reversing its position. No professional can operate with blinders on. Most importantly, they are recognizing employees need (and deserve) a blueprint on how they are expected to behave at their particular workplace. The post Time For Administrative Professionals To Stay Vigilant!

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. Top-performing executive assistants or administrative assistants must also be: Persuasive.

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Three Ways To Be A Career Assistant

Office Dynamics

We can address your questions about the administrative profession and get your insights in the process. Conference for Administrative Excellence (The Revolutionary Assistant), October 2016. We’ve been having so much fun with Facebook Live. It’s a great way for us to connect with you in an instant. It’s a wonderful way of connecting with your peers, too. This week Joan and I were inspired by a conversation we had with our friends at TRAVO.

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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. It was a passion project and I loved the idea that, by sharing my workplace challenges, I could help other admins. 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.

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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. Create a modern view of the administrative assistant.

2015 186

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. Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Week Assertive Communication Skills Difficult People Self Development Workplace Tools #careeradvice administrative professional clarity Colette Carlson communicate executive assistant speak up workplace communications

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Tips for Planning Someone Else’s Travel

Office Dynamics

Planning travel for others is no simple matter and administrative professionals know this better than anyone else! TRAVO was designed to help admin professionals save time and keep the little details of trips organized. TRAVO’s Administrative Professional Webinar (This webinar teaches you how to use the new TRAVO platform when planning someone else’s travel.).

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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.

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